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 Connecting Classrooms to the World of Work

Are you a teacher wondering about how to connect the classroom to the world of work?

San Diego educators are invited to a free day of professional learning offered by the Classroom of the Future Foundation, University of San Diego's Institute for Entrepreneurship in Education, the Verizon Foundation, and San Diego Gas & Electric.

The one-day Exploring the World of Work event blends an exploration of strengths, interests, and values with a particular focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. It will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on two dates – Sept. 23 and Sept. 29.

Participants will begin with self-discovery by exploring their own strengths, interests, and values using results from two assessments: the Gallup StrengthsFinder and the Strong Interest Inventory. Participants will then engage in reflection and planning about implications of this work for their own practice with students

In collaboration with industry partners, presenters will introduce participants to the landscape of STEM-related careers with an emphasis on opportunities in computer science. By gaining exposure to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are needed for jobs in computer science, participants will begin to think differently about how their classrooms can become spaces where all learners are empowered to discover their unique place in the world.

Register for the Sept. 23 or Sept. 29 workshop.