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Presentation Type

Open Access Breakout Session

Keywords

Education, Cooperative; School-to-work transition;

Abstract

Today’s pK-12 students are preparing for a future workplace that is being written while they inhabit our classrooms. Educators, employers, and policymakers each have a stake in creating a global-ready workforce, yet each entity alone cannot effectively reach all learners. This session highlights an exemplar model for pK-12 work-based learning that engages all stakeholders in ongoing development of community- and industry-relevant learning experiences. The model encourages community-based career awareness and exploration in elementary grades with more advanced preparation and training in high school. A continuum of structure for accessing work-based learning experiences at the high school provides a culminating learning opportunity that meets all learning needs and prepares students for postsecondary plans. Session participants will engage in reflective dialogue with a panel representing the exemplar model and consider how to put a similar model into practice in their own context.

Start Date

7-11-2017 9:10 AM

End Date

7-11-2017 10:10 AM

Comments

Speakers: Dr. Jill Janes, Director of Innovative Learning, Boone CSD; Kris Byam, Principal, Boone High School

Type: Conversations/Dialogues

Strand: Community Engagement & Partnerships

Location: Oak Room, Maucker Union, University of Northern Iowa

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

Embargo Period

10-1-2017

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Nov 7th, 9:10 AM Nov 7th, 10:10 AM

1C1. Students with an EDGE: Community Partnerships that Support All Learners

Today’s pK-12 students are preparing for a future workplace that is being written while they inhabit our classrooms. Educators, employers, and policymakers each have a stake in creating a global-ready workforce, yet each entity alone cannot effectively reach all learners. This session highlights an exemplar model for pK-12 work-based learning that engages all stakeholders in ongoing development of community- and industry-relevant learning experiences. The model encourages community-based career awareness and exploration in elementary grades with more advanced preparation and training in high school. A continuum of structure for accessing work-based learning experiences at the high school provides a culminating learning opportunity that meets all learning needs and prepares students for postsecondary plans. Session participants will engage in reflective dialogue with a panel representing the exemplar model and consider how to put a similar model into practice in their own context.