October 11, 2016
High school students from Indiana and Texas came to Purdue for IGNITE, a two-day overnight visit where they learned about the College of Education and teacher education at Purdue. Targeted towards high-school juniors, IGNITE invites students to learn more about Purdue before making their college decisions.
Lexi Brower, a high school junior from Indianapolis, said, “I’ve always known that I wanted to become an elementary school teacher. Purdue’s campus is beautiful and everyone here has been great. IGNITE has been a great experience – I’m so glad I came.”
McKinstry Witt (BA ’16), a first-year teacher at Lafayette’s Oakland Elementary, spoke with participants about elementary education, and Dean Ballotti, continuing lecturer, gave an interactive presentation on science education and bottle rockets. The students toured campus and met with College of Education faculty, staff and student ambassadors.
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