Educators in the Workplace

June 4, 2018 to June 6, 2018
Local Businesses | 8:00am - 12:15pm

DACC is hosting a professional development opportunity for educators. Educators in the Workplace is a program allowing educators to make connections between business and education. Over the course of 3 days educators will tour local businesses in multiple career fields. These workplace experiences will result in a better understanding of workplace environments, complex technologies used, and employer expectations. By giving educators the opportunity to explore the world of work, teachers can better prepare their students for meaningful career pursuits. As a result of the class, educators will be able to identify connections between the workplace and his/her classroom, build a partnership with local businesses and education, and share meaningful experiences with students. If participants choose to earn college credit, there will be a culminating project with a product (lesson, presentation) that can be used by the educator in their school.

Who:
This Professional Development experience is open to any educators K-12 from DACC associate school districts.

When:
June 4-6, 2018 from 8:00am-12:15 each day

Where:
We will be visiting various local businesses each day in Columbus and Marysville.  Participants will need to provide their own transportation to the business site each day.

Why?
In conjunction with Ohio Department of Education, all students in grade K-12 are required to be part of career readiness experiences as outlined in a career advising policy for each school.  In order to ensure that all students are college or career ready, schools are to outline a plan to bring career connections to each grade level.  These career connections involve awareness, exploration, and planning.  This class will be a resource for teachers to incorporate career readiness into their current curriculum in areas such as workplace skills, hiring practices, problem solving strategies, technology uses, workplace competencies and behaviors, and career decision making.  In addition to curriculum resources, teachers will identify resource persons which will encourage future partnerships between school and business. 

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Download the agenda for more details about each day.

Credit:
Participants will earn 12.5 contact hours (at no additional cost) and may enroll in Ashland University for 1 graduate credit (at the cost of $175).  For all Professional Development units, please contact your LPDC (Local Professional Development Committee) committee for approval. 

For more information, please contact Lisa-Marie Reinhart, Career Readiness Coordinator, reinhartl@delawareareacc.org or 740-201-3218.