Oklahoma Foundation For Excellence Announcement
Apply Now to Bring Your Students to Colonial Day at the Capitol

Alumni of the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute and the George Washington Teacher Institute are invited to apply now to bring their schools' fifth-graders to participate in Colonial Day at the Capitol, scheduled Feb. 8, 2019, at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

Online applications are available here and at www.ofe.org and are due by Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. 
 
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Colonial Day is an engaging and action-packed day of learning that brings early American history to life for fifth-grade students. Participants enjoy dressing in colonial-period clothing, meeting with historical character interpreters and participating in teacher-led interactive sessions. 

Eligibility: Oklahoma fifth-grade teachers and resource teachers who have attended the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute or George Washington Teachers Institute are eligible to apply to participate in Colonial Day with fifth-graders from their schools. Preference will be given to teachers who have not participated in the past. Due to space limitations, participation is limited.

Participation Requirements : Participating teachers must agree to attend monthly planning meetings in Oklahoma City and facilitate two of the teacher-led sessions at Colonial Day. Participating schools must pay a $100 fee and provide bus transportation for their students to attend the day's events, which are scheduled from 9:15 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. Each participating school must abide by capitol rules and must provide one adult for every eight students attending. Students should dress in colonial costume and bring sack lunches.
 
For more information, contact Brenda Wheelock at (405) 236-0006 or email bwheelock@ofe.org.