T.E.A.M. Teach- September '14

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September 23rd Huddle... Future Bulldogs Unite!

We will be having our second huddle of the semester in Room 209 from Noon-12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23rd with our guest speaker being Jesse Farias who is an advisor from CSU Fresno. Jesse will be speaking with you about Fresno State and their various programs for future teachers. Additionally, we have two T.E.A.M. Teach students who have transferred to CSU Fresno who will be speaking with you about the student perspective on transfer and life at CSU Fresno. As always we serve free pizza (bring your own beverage) and if you attend 6 huddles this school year (14-15) you get a T.E.A.M. Teach t-shirt!

Future BulldogsJump!

Get Your Latest T.E.A.M. Teach info on Twitter........@teamteach

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The 2015 T.E.A.M. Teach T-Shirt Design Challenge

This month kicks off our “Design the T.E.A.M. Teach T-Shirt Challenge 2015”! The picture above is the logo that was the winner in 2013! We are asking you to create our t-shirt this year that will be given to all T.E.A.M. Teachers who attend 6 huddles or events during the 2014-2015 school year. The contest will run from September 23rd to October 27th and we will display and vote on the t-shirt designs at our October huddle (October 28th). You can submit your entry to Mr. Preston at jamespreston@whccd.edu or you can bring the design to his office in the admin building. All students (or teams if you want to partner up in groups of 2 or 3) will get priority textbook checkout for the spring semester and the winner will get their design put on 100+ t-shirts in the spring! Get creative and come up with something that will inspire and encourage the next generation of teachers!


Save the Date- Fall 2014

Mark your calendars now for our monthly huddles for the fall semester. We serve free pizza at all our events and our time features T.E.A.M. Teach updates, challenges, guest speakers from the field of education and a chance to network with your fellow future teachers:

  • Kickoff Huddle- Thursday, August 28th at Noon in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center
  • September Huddle- Tuesday, September 23rd in Room 209
  • October Huddle- Tuesday, October 28th at Noon in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center
  • November Huddle- Thursday, November 20th at Noon in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center
  • T.E.A.M Teach Gives Back(Pack) Celebration Huddle- Thursday, December 11th in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center

T.E.A.M. Teach Program at WHC Lemoore for Future Teachers!

Our T.E.A.M. Teach program has created a video to show you what our program is all about... check it out below.. and pass on the YouTube link to others who may be interested!



5c Experience Gets HAPPY @ WHC Lemoore!

In June 2014 we hosted the 12th annual 5c Experience that provided a college experience for 148 6th-8th graders I want you to take a few moments to watch this “Happy” video that was put together by our students and staff. You will recognize many of the staff as they are members of our TEAM Teach program!



Epic Transfer/Celebration Huddle to Wrap Up Semester

Thanks to all of you who came to our #epichuddle on Thursday, May 15th.. we had a great turnout and celebrated well! Congratulations to all of our T.E.A.M. Teach peeps who are moving on and moving up... check out the photo of our graduation/transfer students and also the coolest cap at graduation that was worn by T.E.A.M. Teach member Kayla Meneses at #WHCLGrad2014!

Grad and transfers grad




Thanks for all your help at the 1st annual Honor-an-Educator Pancake Breakfast.. 99 tickets sold and $1,000 raised in scholarship money for students in our program!




Pathways to the Classroom Video- Check it Out!

Our T.E.A.M. Teach program has created a video that also shows you how to do this... check it out below.. and pass on the YouTube link to others who may be interested!


Record Turnout and Prime-Time Learning at Teach 2013!

What an awesome turnout and an awesome day of learning at Teach 2013! We had 130+ students attend throughout the day to hear from current educators about how to get to the classroom, how to prepare for interviews, jobs in education that you can do on your way to the classroom, and much more! I have posted some photos from the event below:


All-Star PanelAll Star Panel 2Mock Interview Crew

Batman and Robin from LIFESI LeaderLemoore High School Future WHCL Students

Super Student!Shelby SI LeaderSanchez History Witch

You can check als checkout the activities, presenters, and agenda for the day by going to the Teach 2013 Prezi that we designed:

Teach 2013 Prezi



Top 10 Reasons to Join T.E.A.M. Teach


  1. Textbook Check Out - Check out up to three textbooks a semester for free! Books will be available for check out the Wednesday before the semester begins! Saves you hundreds of $ each semester!
  2. Jobs - CTE tutors at local high schools, After School Programs, 5C Experience, AVID, and many other opportunities.
  3. University Partnerships - West Hills College has transfer partnerships and degree completion programs with Fresno Pacific and Fresno State. Take satellite courses, upper division coursework, and credential classes here on the WHC Lemoore campus.
  4. Mentor Connect- Mentor teachers will help guide you through the pipeline.
  5. CBEST Test Prep - Preparation classes for the CBEST test are offered annually.
  6. Counseling - A dedicated T.E.A.M. Teach counselor will meet with you on a regular basis to ensure you have the correct education plan for your chosen teacher pathway
  7. Monthly Huddles and Events- Each month the students in our program "huddle up" for information, food, and support. We also host an annual kickoff dinner, annual conferences, and other events to help you become a teacher!
  8. T.E.A.M. Teach Website- visit our website which has links to register for the program, education links, resources, videos, and other information. Go to teamteach.westhillscollege.com (no www or http required)
  9. T.E.A.M. Teach Updates- Twitter, Text, and E-mail- a monthly e-mail from the program, twitter updates, and texts keep you up-to-date on the latest T.E.A.M. Teach information.  You can follow us on Twitter @ Twitter.com/teamteach or get text updates sent directly to your cell phone by texting "follow teamteach" to 40404.
  10. Learning Community Classes: during your first two semesters we have learning community classes available which share students, curriculum, and teachers to prepare you for your own classroom. The learning community classes features classes to help you learn teaching techniques and provide hands-on classroom experiences (Education 1 and Education 5), improve your communication skills (English 1A or 51A and Communications 1), and increase your technology skills (CIS 7)

If you are interested in joining the program please use the Join the T.E.A.M. button and submit your information. You will be assigned a level and contacted with further information . The levels are as follows:

Rookie: Enrolled at West Hills College and interested in teaching

Single A: Complete EDUC 1, complete 1-3-5 plan, 30 hours of service in a k-12 classroom,

Double A: Complete 30+ units, current 1-3-5 plan, 60+ hours of service in a k-12 classroom, take CBEST.

Triple A: Transfer to 4-year university, working towards B.A. and teaching credential, take and pass state tests (CBEST/CSET/RICA)

Major Leagues: Prime-time teacher with either Preliminary Multiple Subject or Single Subject credential, working as mentor to college students (Job shadows, master teacher, etc.)


T.E.A.M (Teaming Educators, Administrators, and Mentors) Teach is a top-notch teacher development program that will provide a high quality education for our community through effective teaching practices and learning partnerships.T.E.A.M Teach creates a team approach to a successful college experience, college going advocacy and retention, and strengthening the 3 stages of the teacher education pipeline (recruit, travel, exit). 

T.E.A.M. Staff


James Preston- Dean of Educational Services

925-3146; jamespreston@whccd.edu

Office located in the Administration Building


Tiffani Gonzales, T.E.A.M. Teach Counselor

925-3128; tiffanigonzales@whccd.edu

Office located in the Administration Building


Jasmine Wyatt- Student-Worker




T.E.A.M. Team

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