WORK AND LEARNING FOR ADULTS
The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce and Education Foundation sponsored with Worcester State College and Quinsigamond Community College to provide programs in Entrepreneurship and other business skill development. Watch the calendar for news about courses and their schedules.
Another opportunity for skill development is with the monthly Women's Business Network meetings, held on the last Thursday of each month at Unibank's Community Room. Topics include unusual business models, sales and marketing techniques, social networking for business and more. Registration is available on line at www.blackstonevalley.org/events.
1ST Regional Professional Development for Blackstone Valley Teachers
More than 50 teachers and guidance professionals from throughout the Blackstone Valley met to learn more about Motivating Students toward successful, satisfying and productive lives. This Professional Development session was funded by a grant to the Regional Curriculum Coordinators' Collaborative from the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation as part of a series.
The Teachers and guidance professionals met on Friday, October 8th for the first session in a series of shared professional development sessions among the 12 Blackstone Valley school districts. Julie Lynch, Founder of Uncommon Consulting, conducted the day-long workshop where they learned more about a new model for motivation and about tools that can be used to help students uncover and apply their unique talents as they prepare for future careers.
The Curriculum Coordinators Collaborative was provided a $5,000 grant from the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation to offer professional development among teachers and academic professionals on Motivating Students: Tapping Talents and Catalyzing Careers. The Superintendents' Collaborative matched the grant with their own $5,000 to assure together with the Education Foundation a year-long series of regionally offered Professional Development opportunities.
If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Susan Gately at 508-234-9090 or at email@example.com.
Summer Teacher Externships
What’s in it for you?
- Learn about emerging technologies and evolving career pathways
- Experience a new workplace; either private sector or community based
- Acquire updated practical knowledge for your classroom or counseling work
- Try something new and exciting for your personal and professional development
What do you get?
- 3-5 days of direct experience, tailored to your own Work-based Learning Plan
- Opportunity to try a different career in your interest area
- First come/first served - limited number of placements
What do you do?
- Complete the application and submit no later than 4PM Thursday, June 16
- Host sites will tailor the experience to your goals as much as possible
- Prepare to interview, select your work days, and develop your externship
- Articulate your learning goals for your Work Based Learning Plan
- Make worksite suggestions to us if you don’t see what you’d like to do
Teacher externship opportunities confirmed for Summer 2011
- Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton
- Artist, Susan Champeny of Worcester www.susanchampenyartist.com
Applications will become available in May to our member schools.
The following are examples of places that have been requested by past applicants:
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts, North Grafton MA
Dean College, Franklin – Admissions
Riverdale Mills, Northbridge
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester; Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester
Worcester Historical Museum, Worcester
Mass Audubon, Broad meadow Brook, Worcester
Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford
Senator Richard T Moore, State House, Boston MA (3 days, before end of July)
UMass Medical Center for Stem Cell Biology, Shrewsbury MA
If you would be interested in an externship in any of these or other settings, please contact us directly so we can discuss your goals. We will attempt to negotiate it for you. Please contact us at 508-234-9090 for more information.