Elementary Career Day Planned Tuesday at SWOSU

Elementary Career Day Planned Tuesday at SWOSU

An Elementary Career Day is planned Tuesday, April 9, for area first grade students at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

The event at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center is being hosted by the SWOSU Department of Education and Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society and will feature two general presentations by guest author Tammi Sauer. In addition, SWOSU faculty and students as well as business owners will have career booths for the first graders to visit and engage in activities highlighting various characteristics of numerous career choices.

"Such exploration and engagement is key in developing the career awareness needed among youth to stimulate development of goals that encourage these young tikes to dream big!" said SWOSU Education Instructor Dana Oliver.

Sauer, a previous elementary teacher, will hold two sessions with the first graders at 9:15 and 10 a.m. Booths will be available from 8:45-11:15 a.m. Sauer will then do a pre-service teacher professional session in the afternoon from 1:30-3 p.m.

Sauer is now a full-time children’s book author. In addition to having won many notable awards, her books have continued to gain notoriety around the world. One of her most well known books — Nugget and Fang —has become a musical.

For more information, contact Oliver at 580.774.9080.