this semester the education department took a trip to Oklahoma City to visit a
variety of inner-city schools.
group of Education majors from Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva,
Enid, Ponca City, and Woodward campuses were accompanied by their instructors,
Dr. Steven Mackie, Associate Professor of Education, and Connie Jacobs,
Instructor of education. Upon arriving
in Oklahoma City, the students first visited Educare.
According to the Educare website,
Educare is a coast-to-coast network
of state-of-the-art, full-day, year-round schools, funded mostly by existing
public dollars, which serves at-risk children from birth to 5 years. The students then divided up between
elementary school visits and middle/high school visits.
“So far this semester the (education) students have been learning
about student diversity, multicultural education, educational theories, as well
as education legislation and trends in education.” Jacobs said. “Our
students have been paired with local educators in area public schools where they
observe 30 hours within the K-12th grade classroom settings.
The students apply their new understanding and knowledge through extensive
journal entries and reflections. Essentially, our students are analyzing
their potential for becoming a teacher.”
For more information about
the education department, contact Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (580)
327-8459. Or Dr. Beverly Warden, Division of Education Chair, at email@example.com or (580) 327-8450.
Posted on Thu, November 20, 2014
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