Looking for college paraphernalia for a high school classroom.
January 14, 2010 7:07 AM Subscribe
College Inspiration Filter: what's the best way to guide students to get college/university paraphernalia (posters, pennants, pins, shirts, brochures, etc) to decorate a classroom? Details inside.
posted by filthy light thief to Education (10 answers total)
My wife is a high school math teacher in California, and the school where she works is in a lower income area where there wasn't much push to get kids thinking of any schooling beyond high school. The mindset is changing with some new administrators and teachers, and my wife would like to get the kids thinking about education beyond high school.
My wife doesn't have much time to contact schools individually, and she thought that the kids might get more out of it if they brought in the material themselves, but she's hesitant to tell them "get whatever you can" and send the kids out without direction. She'd like items from any school, from in-state institutions to national and abroad, and anything from technical programs to community colleges, to four year programs and grad schools.
What is the best way to guide kids towards this material? Is there generally any one department or office who typically handles promotional-type material? If she could tell kids "contact someone in the [outreach?] department for more information," that would be better than "get college-marked materials." Thanks!