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EY-Parthenon Education Forum – Higher Education, Apr 24

April 23, 2018 - 8:56am
“To get a good job” is the top priority of 88% of today’s entering freshmen. Embedded within the mission of each higher education institution, then, is an aspiration (implicit or explicit) for excellence in career relevance for its students.

Despite this near-universal objective and a surfeit of programs and services, the putative beneficiaries of these energies – students and employers – are not so impressed. While 96% of chief academic officers at higher-education institutions say they’re effectively preparing students for work, only 11% of business leaders strongly agree. The vast majority of the newly created micro-degrees are not connected to employer positions. At the same time, traditional career services in IHEs are not widely perceived well by students: only 8% of all college graduates found them very helpful, partly due to decreased institutional support for them.

Employers are realizing that they must now be more proactive in shaping the educational opportunities available to their current and future employees and, in response, they are working more closely with IHEs, some even creating their own education initiatives and making their courses available to traditional IHEs to use in their degree programs.

This forum brings together education and business leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the most dynamic labor markets in the world, to address some of the most pertinent questions around what IHEs and businesses are doing better to prepare students for their careers. These questions include those such as:

-What is the changing nature of work and the workplace?
-What does this imply for IHE curriculum and programs?
-Which career development initiatives are most (and least) valued by students and employers?
-What are some of the key challenges to improving career preparation?
-How can IHEs work with other organizations seeking to close the education-employment gap?
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Amgen Biotech Experience Summer PD Workshop, Jun 18-21

April 23, 2018 - 8:56am
Our Summer training on the complete series of the ABE labs will be held June 18-21, 2018 at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley. We welcome new and returning Bay Area AmgenBiotech Experience teachers to join us for the training. To sign up, please complete the online registration form for the Summer Conference. If you have any questions, please contact Maia Binding: mbinding@berkeley.edu or 510-643-3429.
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Saturday Seminar Series 2018-19: Emerging and Converging on Equity, Sep 29

April 23, 2018 - 8:56am
The Bay Area Writing, Science, and Mathematics Projects are creating the next generation professional growth experiences converging on the use of writing as a sense-making tool in the content areas.

We are emerging from our silos with a renewed commitment to help students understand the genres of language of math and science. To that end, we are generating new synergies to provide the teachers we serve with hands-on experiences to strengthen their capacity to support students communicating their conceptual understanding and reasoning. We need to do all this through a framework of equity.
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Saturday Seminar Series 2018-19: Emerging and Converging on Equity, Jan 26

April 23, 2018 - 8:56am
The Bay Area Writing, Science, and Mathematics Projects are creating the next generation professional growth experiences converging on the use of writing as a sense-making tool in the content areas.

We are emerging from our silos with a renewed commitment to help students understand the genres of language of math and science. To that end, we are generating new synergies to provide the teachers we serve with hands-on experiences to strengthen their capacity to support students communicating their conceptual understanding and reasoning. We need to do all this through a framework of equity.
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Saturday Seminar Series 2018-19: Emerging and Converging on Equity, Mar 23

April 23, 2018 - 8:56am
The Bay Area Writing, Science, and Mathematics Projects are creating the next generation professional growth experiences converging on the use of writing as a sense-making tool in the content areas.

We are emerging from our silos with a renewed commitment to help students understand the genres of language of math and science. To that end, we are generating new synergies to provide the teachers we serve with hands-on experiences to strengthen their capacity to support students communicating their conceptual understanding and reasoning. We need to do all this through a framework of equity.
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