Dot Day Spotlight: Louisiana Tech University Continues Their Dot Tradition Even After Tragedy
International Dot Day is a daily celebration for Amy Vessel, co-chair of the Children's Choices Program, and professor at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. In April 2019, Ruston was the site of an F3 tornado back. Many businesses, homes, and part of Louisiana Tech was destroyed, but luckily none of the academic buildings were damaged. The storms were able to bring the community closer than before, through support and finding ways to work together. After being determined to improve what they lost, their elementary program was named 4th in the nation by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), and their TEAM Model Full-Year Residency Program had been published on American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)’s blog. The university is determined to make multiple dots and marks to help their community across Louisiana!
On Dot Day, Louisiana Tech has made it a tradition to celebrate future teachers, and this year the university president read books to start their new video collection on their Clinical Residency & Recruitment Center Site, which encourages other inspirational dot ideas. The university keeps their dots all year round throughout their campus. They continue to add more dots to their university walls for every teacher and professor who decides they want to become an educator. The “dot” is used to encourage future educators to make their mark in the world, and will forever become part of the campus. Check out what the university decided to do this year to spread their mark!