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Educational Policy Webinars

Webinar: The US Labor Market and its Implications for CTE and Pathways

April 22, 2014—
A webinar was held featuring a very special guest: Dr. Paul Harrington, a faculty member in Drexel University’s School of Education and Director of the University’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy. Dr. Harrington is one of the country’s leading experts in economics, labor market analysis and human resource development; he and his Center cover several topics of interest to educators, including postsecondary and youth employment access and the impact of experiential learning.

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Webinar attendees learned about the realities of the labor market and critical trends that should impact how they design and deliver career-oriented programming in their educational institutions.

Dr. Bruce Levine, Director of the Drexel School of Education’s Educational Policy program, and Brett Pawlowski of NC3T, engaged with Dr. Harrington around his work and provocative ideas, as well as the work of his Center.

Please watch the archived webinar — April 22, 2014. (video 1:02:04)



Webinar: Integrating Stem Education Into Your Pathways Efforts

March 25, 2014—
K-12 schools play a critical role in ensuring that our students are as well educated in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects as possible, in part so that they can enter the workforce and contribute to the national economic well-being. Improving STEM education takes many forms, ranging from updating of math and science curriculum to designing and implementing effective after-school and summer enrichment experiences.

But how can a school leader approach STEM with a holistic approach – offering relevant STEM pathways programs of study, curriculum reform in core classes, and connecting to after-school enrichment and summer activities? The upcoming NC3T/Drexel webinar features two national STEM experts who address the challenge of STEM education leadership and STEM pathways development.

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Hans Meeder, president of NC3T and former Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, will discuss findings from his new book, the STEM Leader Guide, sharing the practical, step-by-step guidance on how leaders can implement high quality STEM programs in their schools and build a transforming STEM culture.

Lazaro Lopez, Associate Superintendent of the Township High School District 214 in Arlington Heights, Illinois, will share the approach to STEM education that he and his school leadership team initiated when he was principal of Wheeling High School, a comprehensive Illinois high school with a STEM focus.  He will also discuss his current district’s new pathways initiative, being developed across all six of the district’s high schools, in which all students develop core STEM literacy, and students are also given the opportunity to participate in one of the district’s numerous pathways, many of which are STEM-intensive pathway offerings.

Please watch the archived webinar — March 25, 2014. (video 59:59)


Webinar: Regional Planning and Structures to Support and Sustain the Academies of Nashville

February 25, 2014—
Since 2005, Metro Nashville Public Schools has implemented an academies model as a key high school improvement strategy. All 12 of the district's zoned high schools have been required to create wall-to-wall academies, some of which are career-themed and some of which have broader academic themes. There are both regional infrastructure to support the academies, and also specific site-based activities that help make the academies successful.

Academies of Nashville NC3T and Drexel School of Education

NC3T, in partnership with Drexel University School of Education, is providing a two-part webinar series on the Academies of Nashville, featuring presenters from Metro Nashville Public Schools.

Please watch the archived webinar — February 25, 2014. (video 56:35)


Webinar: Site-based Implementation of the Academies of Nashville

January 28, 2014—
Since 2005, Metro Nashville Public Schools has implemented an academies model as a key high school improvement strategy. All 12 of the district's zoned high schools have been required to create wall-to-wall academies, some of which are career-themed and some of which have broader academic themes. There are both regional infrastructure to support the academies, and also specific site-based activities that help make the academies successful.

NC3T, in partnership with Drexel University Graduate School of Education, will provide a two-part webinar series on the Academies of Nashville, featuring presenters from Metro Nashville Public Schools. The first webinar was held on January 28, 2014 and focused on site-based implementation of the academy model.

The Academies of Nashville: From Implementation to Integration 

Please watch the archived webinar — January 28, 2014. (video 1:07:25)

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Webinar: College-Career Pathways 101

October 2013—
NC3T’s mission is to see ""Every teen with a dream and plan, and every community with a capable, ready workforce," and it sees college-career pathways as the means of achieving both goals. But what, exactly, are college-career pathways? How do they help improve outcomes for students and communities, and where have they worked so far? And why does the pathways movement continue to grow despite any push from policymakers?

In this webinar, the first in a series, NC3T President and former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education Hans Meeder will provide a “big-picture" look at the pathways system framework, as well as the planning model to help community leadership teams organize the work and build a shared vision for the future of Pathways in their community. He will be joined by Bruce Levine, Assistant Clinical Professor at the Drexel University School of Education and director of its Educational Policy program, who will moderate the webinar and discuss the relationship between career pathway programs and the ongoing efforts to enhance the competitiveness of the US economy and its workforce.

 

Please watch the archived webinar — October 2013. (video 1:02:04)