Education students participate in Career Connections Fair

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Education students participate in Career Connections Fair

Northwetern Students speak to sixth graders at Career Fair
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Principals and Methods of Teaching students speak to a group of sixth graders about a career in education at the Career Connections Fair hosted by Northwest Technology Center.

Students in the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Principals and Methods of Teaching class were invited to a Career Connections Fair at the Northwest Technology Center, Alva campus, on Nov. 21 to communicate with nearly 200 sixth grade students from eight area schools about a career in education.

“The class developed a creative activity designed to engage the career fair participants to work collaboratively and use critical thinking skills to accomplish challenging small group tasks,” Connie Jacobs, instructor of education, said.  “The objective was to provide an environment that motivated the   youth to apply skills that are also necessary as an effective teacher.  At the end of each session, the Northwestern students led the sixth graders in a group discussion about the traits successful teachers must possess.  It was a fun and rewarding day for the sixth graders, as well as the college students.”

 The Northwestern students who participated at the career fair included Cash Anthony, Blackwell senior; Mathew Blundell, Kingfisher senior; Yesenia Buckhaults, Buffalo senior; Jessica Butzback, Blackwell senior; Josi Hasenauer, Wallace, Neb., senior; Kyler Patterson, Ames senior; Ashley Ross, Enid senior; and Carrie Vega-Hughes, Enid senior.

For more information about this class, contact Jacobs at csjacobs@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8459. For more information on the Education Department, contact Dr. Beverly Warden, Division of Education Chair, at bjwarden@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8450.

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