To promote interest in the field of education to high school students while incorporating racial integration, community service and hands on experience.
The Future Educators Club (FEC) is designed to encourage high school students to pursue post-secondary careers in education. Those careers include, but are not limited to, teaching, administration, psychology; nursing, social work, counseling, and community education.
The FEC program not only helps students explore careers in education, it provides service opportunities and offers schools and communities a chance to shape their own future by shaping the future of the education profession.
The Northwest Suburban Integration School District #6078 (NWSISD) was created in 2001 in response to the State of Minnesota’s Desegregation Rule. Specifically, NWSISD was established based on the identification of the Brooklyn Center and ISD 279 – Osseo Area Schools as racially isolated entities as defined by the Desegregation Rule.
NWSISD originally included seven member districts: Anoka-Hennepin School District, Brooklyn Center Schools, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools, Elk River Area School District, Fridley Public Schools, ISD 279 – Osseo Area Schools, and Rockford Public Schools. Mounds View Public Schools joined the consortium prior to the 2010-2011 school year.
NWSISD works with districts in the consortium to provide programs and services that promote integrated learning environments and enhance diversity and cultural awareness. The goals of NWSISD are as follows:
- NWSISD will assist member districts in creating a culturally inclusive learning environment.
- NWSISD will help create inter-district interactions among students, staff and parents that improve inter-cultural competency and increase student achievement.
- NWSISD and member districts will actively recruit candidates from racially diverse backgrounds for member districts.
In order to achieve these goals, NWSISD has worked with its member districts to make several programs available to students living in the eight member school districts.
The Future Educators Association® (FEA), sponsored by PDK International. Through affiliation with local chapters that are registered with the international FEA office, prospective educators are presented with scholarship opportunities, as well as age-appropriate materials and activities that help them gain a realistic understanding of the nature of education and the role of the teacher. This association is unique in that it offers students who are interested in the field of education unparalleled professional development opportunities. Through hands-on career exploration, students assume leadership roles and develop professional skill sets that will serve them throughout their careers.
Future Educators Association Program
Phi Delta Kappa International
P.O. Box 789
Bloomington, IN 47402-0789
(812) 339-1156 or 1-800-766-1156