TAFE works with technology

Laffy TAFE \\ Explaining what the club TAFE does at TAFE’s Kick-Off Google Meet, club sponsor Mrs. Jill Hill goes over their social media Sept. 15.  TAFE, Texas Association of Future Educators, is a club that provides an opportunity for students who are interested in teaching as a future career to meet other students with similar interests and to participate in helping the community.

photo credit: Ava Rhodes

Laffy TAFE \\ Explaining what the club TAFE does at TAFE’s Kick-Off Google Meet, club sponsor Mrs. Jill Hill goes over their social media Sept. 15. TAFE, Texas Association of Future Educators, is a club that provides an opportunity for students who are interested in teaching as a future career to meet other students with similar interests and to participate in helping the community.

writer: Amanda Rios-Diaz, journalism student contributor

The Texas Association for Future Educators leaders used to meet up in a classroom during lunch. Now they meet up on Google Meets around 6:30 p.m. once a month. 

The club is open to any student who wants to become a future educator to help learn more about their future careers. 

TAFE members have had a difficult time sharing information because it’s all online now due to Covid-19 and social distancing. 

I plan to educate the club through interactive short lessons, reading excerpts from books, and google slides.”

— Madie Bazalbua, sophomore

“When we meet, people don’t know where to go because it’s online,” Zaragoza said 

They have managed to find strategies to work around technological difficulties. Jollethe Zaragoza, a sophomore, and fundraising leader, has come up with ideas to work with technology and still collect funds.

“Most of our leaders are in school, I’m online and that’s how we balanced with people online and at school,” Zaragoza said.

One of the things that Zaragoza wants to improve is the number of members that they have. 

She also wants to interact more with online people.

“I would want to have more online people involved as well as to get to know them,” Zaragoza said 

Another leader of the club is Madie Bazalbua, a sophomore. Bazalbua is also finding ways to help with technology.  She is in charge of Educational Awareness, she presents information about different disabilities at their meetings.  

“I plan to educate the club through interactive short lessons, reading excerpts from books, and google slides,” Bazalbua said.  

Bazalbua found a strategy for interactive activities. The books are easily read on google meets and she can easily present the slides on it too. 

“I want to improve students’ awareness of mental disabilities/disorders and community in the club,” Bazalbua said.

The TAFE sponsors are Mrs. Jill Hill and Mrs. Molly Brinkle.