• Business-Education Partnerships

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  • 2014 Arizona K-12 Business-Education Partnership Symposium

     

    CONVENING ORGANIZATIONS:

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    Symposium Presentations and Handouts

    GENERAL SESSIONS

     

    A CONVERSATION: Guiding Principles For Developing And Sustaining Business-Education Partnerships

    FacilitatorSusan Carlson, executive director, ABEC

    Panelists:

    Michael Cowan, superintendent, Mesa Public Schools

    Susie Cook, superintendent, Washington Elementary School District

    Rick Murray, chief executive officer, Arizona Small Business Association

    Shane Jacobs, director of business development, Sodexo

    Handout:

    Guiding Principles

    A CONVERSATION:  Seeking Grant Funding?  Hear from the Experts

    FacilitatorPatrick Contrades, deputy director, ABEC

    Panelists:

    Joyce Medina Harper, Director of Scholarships & Associate Executive Director of the Arizona Venture Fund for Quality Education, Arizona Community Foundation

    Sheldon Caldwell-Meeks, Sr. Community Relations Specialist, Cox Communications

    Handout:

    Partial List of Funders

    TAKE YOUR PROGRAM PLANNING, MONITORING, AND EVALUATION TO THE NEXT LEVEL, STEP-BY-INTERACTIVE-STEP, WITH MCREL’S EDUCATION LOGIC MODEL APPLICATION.

    PresenterKent Davis, principal consultant, MCREL

    Presentation

     

     

    BREAKOUT SESSIONS #1

    STEM: Engineering STEM Identity: a business-education partnership to increase student persistence in courses and likelihood to choose STEM careers.

    Presenters: 

    Lori Shough, Assistant Superintendent of Education Innovation, Maricopa County Education Service Agency (MCESA)

    Jacquelyn Kelly, STEM Administrator, Maricopa County Education Service Agency (MCESA)

    Presentation

    Handouts:

    Engineering STEM Identity White Paper

    STEM Professionals Recruiting Flyer

    EARLY LITERACY: Read On Arizona and You.

    Presenter

    Terri Clark, Director, Arizona Literacy

     

    Presentation

    Handouts:

    How to become a Read On Community Toolkit

    Read On Fact Sheet

    Read On AZ Information Sheet

    Read On AZ Early Literacy Guide for Families

    CAREER EXPLORATION: Education and Career Action Plans – Is there a role for business?

    Presenters

    Maxine Daly, Deputy Associate Superintendent, Arizona Department of Education

    Kay Schreiber, State School Guidance Counselors Contact, College and Career Ready Coordinator, Arizona Department of Education

    Presentation

    Handout:

    ECAP Brochure

    BUSINESS INITIATIVES: Promoting the Trades - Arizona Manufacturing Partnership (AMP)

    Presenters

    Rosalyn Boxer, vice president workforce development, Arizona Commerce Authority

    Dante Fierros, president-owner, Nichols Precision

    Presentation

    Video:

    Success in the New Economy (Citrus College)

     

    BREAKOUT SESSIONS #2

    STEM: To Effectively Develop STEM Schools, You Need A Vision, An Implementation Plan And Strong Business/Industry Partnerships

    Presenters

    Jo Anne Vasquez, Vice President & Program Director - Transition Years

    STEM Teaching & Learning Initiatives, Helios Education Foundation

    Angie Harmon, Manager Social Investment, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

     Presentation

    EARLY LITERACY: AARP Experience Corps – Bringing the Community Into the Schools

    Presenters

    Peggy Goldberg, volunteer advisor, AARP Experience Corps

    Christine Busch, superintendent, Tempe Elementary School District

    Rebecca Bond, program director, City of Tempe AARP Experience Corps

    Handouts:

    AARP Factsheet Tempe 2013
    AARP EC Factsheet
     

     

    CAREER EXPLORATION: Multiple Avenues for Successful Healthcare (M.A.S.H.)

    Presenter

    Blondie Miley, director - Infection Prevention/Wound Care/Employee Health,

    Havasu Regional Medical Center

     

    BUSINESS INITIATIVES: Sodexo: More Than Just A Vendor … A True Business Partner!

    Presenters:

    Jeff Smith, superintendent, Balsz Elementary School District

    Solomon Sile, director of business development, Sodexo Education Services

    Presentation

    Handout:

    Sodexo K12 Brochure

    BREAKOUT SESSIONS #3

    ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Chambers of Commerce: the Face of Small Business Involvement

    Presenters:

    Ed Stolmaker, president & CEO, Marana Chamber of Commerce

    Terri Kimble, president & CEO, Chandler Chamber of Commerce

    Camille Casteel, superintendent, Chandler Unified School District

    Presentations:

    Marana CC

    Chandler CC & Chandler USD

    Breaking Rural Barriers: Connecting Arizona Schools with Leading Businesses

    Presenters:

    Jeff Billings, director of information technology, Paradise Valley Unified School District

    Michael Linn, director, community education, Paradise Valley Unified School District

    Liesl Pimentel, manager of education and formal programs, The Phoenix Zoo

    Links:

    Project Zoo Lab

    Handouts:

    PVUSD Spring 2014 STEM Classes

    Districts in Distance Learning Programs

    PVUSD Distance Learning Contributers

    Lesson2Life – A Business-Education Partnership For Teachers

    Presenters

    Kristie Fredrickson, Professional Learning Director, Arizona K12 Center

    Michelle Hudson, Educational Sales Consultant, Immedia Education Solutions

    Sandy Merz, 8th grade teacher of Algebra and Engineering, Safford K8 IB Candidate School (Tucson) 

    Presentation

    High School Transformation – Camelback High School: A Model for Transformative Partnership

    Presenters:

    Chad Gestson, principal, Camelback High School

    John DeWulf, board member,  Social Venture Partners Arizona

    Presentation

     

    SUSTAINING PARTNERS:

    Intel logo  SCF AZ- CopperPoint Logo

     

    EMERGING PARTNERS:

    ADM Group Logo      Apollo Education Group  AZ_Center_Afterschool_Excellence_logo   ACA Logo     Avnet logo     Edgenuity Logo     Hunt and Caraway Architects logo      OWP Logo      State Farm logo

     


     

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