Career & Technology Centers (CTCs) emerged as one of two big themes at our first Future Ready Partnerships Conferences this spring, sharing the spotlight with the main event, school-business partnerships. A second Conference is slated for April. The focus on Career & Technology Centers came during a panel discussion as well as in the questions […]
Projects featuring our plug-and-play Professional Development
With new state-mandated science standards scheduled for implementation beginning in 2025, Fox Chapel Area School District wanted to ensure that its educators had tools for translating them into classroom lessons and knew other districts would be looking for support as well. It won a PAsmart Advancing Grant to launch the STEM ACES initiative in collaboration […]
Check out our new Professional Development menu!
Our Professional Development Team is already booking customized training sessions and consulting work for 2023-2024. We’re making our full menu of options available now for districts or schools that want to incorporate professional development or future readiness support in grant applications. Our menu of offerings ranges from tools for improving classroom and community engagement, to […]
Counselors meeting helped illuminate issues around expanding professional role
With many school counselors seeing their duties expand into the realm of ensuring students’ future readiness, the Consortium brought more than 75 counselors together to see where it might provide support. “Our goal is finding out where regionally there are common needs that we might be able to address with a program in the next […]
Consortium convening counselors to assess expanding responsibilities and needs
At a time when many school counselors are experiencing expansion in their professional roles, the Consortium plans to convene a group of them on Tuesday, March 14 with a view toward identifying areas involving students’ future readiness that might call for additional support. “We want to see whether there might be a program we could […]
Conference features more than two dozen breakouts to help build school-business partnerships
Mascaro Construction Co. President John Mascaro, Jr. and Community College of Beaveer County President Roger Davis, Ed.D, will kick off the first of two Future Ready Partnerships Conferences this year with a keynote conversation about how they’ve collaborated to introduce students to construction industry careers beginning in high school. Also on the agenda will be […]
New blog serves as resource for educators
Three words have so long defined our work that we turned them into our tagline a decade ago. For the same reason, we’re now putting them into service as the title of our new blog: Equity & Engagement in Education. We hope everyone with an interest in exploring these topics will follow the writings and […]
Consortium supports ABC CREATE project with partnerships workshop and professional development opportunties
Most educators recognize that school-business partnerships can engage students more deeply in learning and also give them opportunities to explore careers. For many, however, identifying employers and structuring partnerships is often easier said than done. That’s why educators attending a workshop on creating partnerships last month found the opportunity to make contacts and get tips […]
Showcase your school-business partnership with a workshop!
The Consortium and Intermediate Unit 1 will co-host two Future Ready Partnership Conferences this year, with a goal of sharing school-business partnership models that have been especially impactful for students, educators, and employers. If you would like to lead a break-out session (45-60 minutes) and share your partnership experience, please complete this application no later […]
Register now for Act 48 Professional Development in PBL!
Our Professional Development team will be hosting a two-day, in-person training session March 23 and March 30 at the Consortium’s offices for learning the basics of Project-Based Learning (PBL) or getting a refresher. Open to K-12 educators, the workshops, which qualify for Act 48 credit, will provide strategies that not only help jumpstart and build […]