Over 100 fourth grade students and teachers visited Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education on Friday, March 14 to participate in the 2014 'Space Day.' The event was hosted by Samford’s teacher education students who planned various learning activities throughout the day. The day’s activities ended with launching of plastic bottle rockets and games on the quad. The Space Day event begins a week-long study of the solar system for the students at Trace Crossings Elementary that will end with a trip to Space Camp in Huntsville.
Teacher education candidates spend significant amounts of time in Trace Crossings classrooms teaching lessons and assisting children as part of a K-12 school-university partnership with their teacher education preparation. The partnership allows students to learn by becoming a immersed in the elementary school culture.