The Roop Learning Community
...for students interested in teaching Pre-K through 12
If you are studying Education and plan to follow a career path towards teaching pre-K through 12, then the Roop Learning Community (RLC) is for you! Students in the RLC will take their General Education Cluster 3 science core classes together in addition to living in the same residence hall (Gifford Hall). The members of the RLC will also have the option of participating in community service projects in local schools. This is an integrated learning experience that will help you build a sense of community and develop friendships that will last a lifetime!
In addition to community service projects in local schools, members of the Roop Learning Community will also have opportunities to take field trips to places like the Shenandoah National Park, the Science Museum of Virginia, and experimental schools. Imagine living and taking classes with a small group of students who share your interests in teaching!
The 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 Roop Learning Communities have taken trips to the Baltimore Aquarium and Kings Dominion as a physics trip!
All members of this learning community will be enrolled in the General Education Cluster 3, track II science classes. You will take GSCI 163, GSCI 164, and ISAT 280. In Spring, you will take GSCI 165 & ISAT 280. As sophmores, you will take GSCI 161 & 162. Each of these classes will be taught in an interactive, interdisciplinary setting and members of the Roop Learning Community will all be enrolled in the same sections of these classes. You will be enrolled in these classes together over the course of the three semesters.
You Do Not have to be in IDLS major! If you are going into a career field of education, you are invited to apply!
The RLC is open to all education students; Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, IDLS, Secondary, Special Education, Art, Music, and Physical and Health Education.
Roop Group Website coming soon.
For more information on the Roop Learning Community, contact Dr. Cindy Klevickis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-568-2726. You may also contact The Office of Residence Life at email@example.com or 540-568-4767 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Roop Learning Community is named after Inez Graybeal Roop who graduated from Madison College in 1935. Inez Roop was a member of the James Madison University Board of Visitors from 1974-1978 and 1980-1984. Roop Hall was dedicated in her honor in 1995. Today, she continues to be one of JMU's greatest supporters.
Our Mission Statement
Roop Learning Community members take a trip to Kings Dominion in VA for a day filled with fun and physics study.