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SIU hosts Future Educators Day

Gavinn Swann
Students listen to the opening speech by the dean at SIUC.

Students took a trip to Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale Oct.17. For those who are interested in teaching, this trip was informative, and some parts featured hands-on learning.

This is the second annual trip that students have taken. It  provides  them with ideas on how to present information as a new teacher and also  assists them in knowing the requirements and regulations that the educational career path entails.

¨SIUC Education Day is for students who are planning on going into education as a career,¨ Dean of Education Cecil Smith said in his opening remarks. ¨It helps students further their interest in education and shows them what SIUC has to offer.”

Not just one, but several activities were set up for the students to get involved in and get new ideas. It’s all about getting the participants active  and teaching the students how to learn in different ways.

“My favorite part was making bubbles in Bubbly Math Art,” sophomore  Saoinna Scaggs said.

The trip also included several lectures about education as a career.  They included what classes and requirements need to be met if a student wishes to get a degree in education. These lectures were all around thirty minutes long.

“I would like for them to make the lectures longer,¨ junior Kaitlyn Wiman said.

Educational career day at SIUC is just one of the many career days that the college offers.  They are for anyone who is interested in education either as a teacher, staff, or administrator. These are also very informative for students who don’t know what they want to do when they graduate. These career days give students a glimpse of all different aspects of teaching.

¨There’s a lot more to teaching than I initially thought, but this event has solidified my urge to be a teacher,¨ sophomore Sophia Lin said.

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Kennedy Borders
Kennedy Borders, Staff Writer
Kennedy Borders is a senior at Harrisburg High School. This is her first year on the Purple Clarion staff. She works at Dairy Queen. In her off time she likes to hang out around her house or hang out with her friends.  “I think journalism is important because you get the latest news and what's going on currently. Take a picture so you can look back into the past.”    
Gavinn Swann
Gavinn Swann, Staff Writer
Gavinn Swann is a senior at Harrisburg High School. This is his first year on the Purple Clarion Staff. He participates in History Club, Future Educators Club and plays trumpet in Concert Band, Jazz Band and Marching band. He cares about the arts and the finer details in life.  Gavinn also cares about education and aviation. In his spare time he is always learning, and aspires to be a commercial pilot.  “Student journalism is important to me because it helps develop your writing skills while giving your work a platform to be judged upon.” 

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