PAGE has established Future Georgia Educators (FGE), to identify, recruit, prepare and retain the next generation of Georgia’s teachers. FGE focuses specifically on Georgia students and educators.
High schools are encouraged to establish FGE chapters of students wishing to explore careers in education. PAGE provides local chapter support, professional learning and competitions centered on the development of teaching skills. Furthermore, FGE supports high schools that offer education pathway courses: Early Childhood Education or Teaching as a Profession. Through FGE, PAGE provides guest speakers to education pathway classes on curriculum topics such as ethics and contemporary issues in education, as well as providing curriculum support resources on the FGE website.
PAGE has also partnered with several colleges of education across the state to host a series of “FGE Days.” Education pathway students will hear from award-winning educators, participate in workshops and meet with representatives from colleges of education from all over the state. More information is available at www.pageinc.org/FGEDay.
“We are eager to support future educators and their teachers,” said FGE Coordinator Mary Ruth Ray. “We are working closely with committed FGE advisors to make sure that we target the needs of the education pathway classes. And our relationships with colleges of education have us perfectly positioned to encourage these young people as they graduate high school and move on to the post-secondary level.”