Monday: Classroom to Career Day
Have students ever asked you, “Why do I need to learn this?” Take time to show them how classroom content connects to careers in our economy.
Today’s your chance to dive into a question students often ask during lessons: “Why do I need to learn this?” Show students how what they’re learning can be applied to future careers. For example, if they are currently taking algebra, you might want to demonstrate how it is used in carpentry, architecture, or engineering. Also important is describing how educational pathways lead to a particular job. You could feature one career each day of the week, or even the rest of the school year!
Tuesday: Discover STEM
Help students explore the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers available to them in the Puget Sound region.
Researching cures for disease, keeping drinking water clean, designing video games and building new roads—these are all jobs that require an education in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). Support student exploration of Puget Sound STEM careers today. Show them the most interesting and cutting-edge STEM jobs in the region, introduce them to young professionals working in this field, and help them figure out what skills they need to excel in the STEM fields.
Wednesday: College Gear Day
Show school pride by wearing your college’s gear!
Today, promote a college-going culture by wearing your school’s gear. Students are generally interested in learning how you got to where you are today. What school(s) did you go to? What did you study? What were your favorite college memories? Did you live at home or on campus? Make them aware of the various education paths they could take, including technical training programs, apprenticeships or two-year colleges.
Thursday: Hero Day
Today, we honor our on-the-job heroes. They can be anyone, from an everyday hero in your life to a hidden figure in history.
On #HeroDay take a minute to give a shout-out to your on-the-job hero. Share photos of your heroes and tell us why they inspire you. It can be anyone, from your dental hygienist to a famous chef. It can be a family member or someone from history. Whomever you choose, make sure you talk about why what they do inspires you.
Friday: Flash Forward Friday
When students look into their futures, what do they see? Set up a fun a photo booth for students to cap off DiscoverU week!
It’s the last day of DiscoverU week, and schools around the region are setting up photo booths for students to take fun photos with DiscoverU swag to cap off a week full of career and college exploration. Tag us on social media (@DiscoverUWA) and use the assigned hashtags! We want to see what the region’s students have in mind for their very bright futures!