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Presented by the Early Children Education Department, 1-12 Education Department, Early Childhood Education Club and the Oakton Aspiring Educators Club. This fair is free and open to all. Attend any or all events from 9 a.m. until noon. Let’s join together to learn more!  


Career and Transfer Fair is open from 9 a.m. - noon.
Sessions begin at 9 a.m.  
Exhibitors are available from 9 a.m. - noon on Student Street.


Exhibitor Fair

9 a.m. - noon.

Looking for a summer, part-time, or even a full-time position working with children? Do you want to know about four-year college programs in ECE, 1-12 grades, or special education? Visit our exhibitor fair on Student Street any time during the program.


9 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Opening Session: An Oakton Welcome (Rooms 1606-1608)

Presented by Mathew Huber, Dean of Enrollment Management, Paula Luszcz, Professor of Early Childhood Education, and Katherine Schuster, Distinguished Professor of Education.  


Session 1

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Choose one of the following events to attend.


  • Information Session: 1-12 Pre-majors and Pathways at Oakton (Room 1604)

Presented by the 1-12 Education Department


  • Panel: Exploring the field of Early Childhood Education: What are my options? (Room 1625)

A panel of professionals will present various opportunities in the field of early childhood education. They will explore career opportunities, programs of study, and scholarships.

Session 2

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Choose one of the following events to attend.


  • Workshop: Putting Developmentally Appropriate Practice Into Action (Room 1604)

In this hands-on session, participants will interact with developmentally appropriate materials from ages birth to eight years. Creating DAP lesson plans will also be considered. 


  • Workshop: Becoming a Multilingual  / Multicultural or EL - Endorsed Teacher (Room 1608)

In this session, attendees will learn about the growing, in-demand fields of Multilingual / Multicultural Education and English Language Education, and gain insights into the experiences of those currently working in these areas. Presented by: Dr. Lindsey Rose, Bilingual Education Program Coordinator, Evanston Township High School and Dr. Kristin Lems, EdD, Professor, EL/Bilingual Education, National Louis University.


  • Workshop: Encouraging Literacy in a Digital Age (Room 1625)

In this session, attendees will learn and share ideas and activities about how to get students from K-12 to engage more with–and enjoy!–reading in a world with so many distractions. Presented by: Michelle Oh, Associate Professor of Library, Oakton College.


Final Reflections

11:45 a.m. - noon.

Discussion: Final Reflections on the ECE and 1-12 Education Career & Transfer Fair (Rooms 1606-1608)

Presented by Paula Luszcz, Professor of Early Childhood Education and Katherine Schuster, Distinguished Professor of Education.

  • Montserrat Garcia
  • Jeniffer Deac
  • William Perkins
  • Ragaa Abdallah

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