Work-based learning to help teachers prepare students for jobs of the future
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK: Middle school teachers from across the state will come together Thursday in RTP for a one-day professional development program to help connect classroom STEM learning with careers.
The North Carolina Business Committee for Education, housed in the Office of the Governor, and the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership, housed at NC State University, are partnering with GSK for the emPowering STEM Classroom to Career Conference at GSK's Headquarters.
The emPowering STEM Conference is part of a larger effort to increase high quality work-based learning across North Carolina to ensure students are prepared to fill the jobs of today and tomorrow. Work-based learning is a key part of Governor Roy Cooper's NC Job Ready initiative laying out priorities for workforce development.
One hundred sixteen middle school teachers from across the state will participate in the event. Experts from the Governor's Office, the NC Department of Commerce, the NC Department of Public Instruction, North Carolina Electric Cooperatives, Duke Energy, the Kramden Institute, the North Carolina Farm Bureau, the Fleet Readiness Center, and GSK along with Kenan Fellow alumni will participate in the event. The conference includes learning labs that will help the participating teachers connect classroom curriculum to real applications in STEM industries.
Educators were selected to attend this event by their local Superintendent or district leadership because they are recognized as teacher-leaders in STEM education.
The event is open to the press. To attend or get more information, contact Marti Skold-Jordan, 919-328-0507, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Contact: Ford Porter