Albion College, Albion Public Schools Present 'Maymester' May 26

Albion Public Schools (APS) and Albion College finish the academic year on a high note, with their annual Maymester “Showcase of Learning," open to the public Thursday, May 26. The celebration takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Albion College Science Complex Atrium, located near the corner of East Michigan Avenue and Hannah Street.

The 2011 Showcase features presentations and exhibits on "Making a Real Connection," with projects that highlight unique learning from science to fine arts. Albion College students were paired with APS faculty to provide Maymester programs for hundred of students.

Maymester is a unique program developed jointly by Albion College education faculty and administrators, education students and APS teachers.  Each Maymester team spends several months developing a themed study unit that is added to the spring curriculum for certain grades.  Albion College education students spend the spring semester working as teacher assistants on the Maymester projects, and are in the classroom full-time after Albion College dismissal in early May.

For more information, contact Mae Ola Dunklin, director of the Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development, or 517/629-0588.