Issue #20 / February 12, 2018
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ImBlaze is a powerful platform that enables schools to curate a set of internships for students to request to pursue. Schools can monitor the search process, track internship attendance and ensure compliance, and ensure student success.
Developing a robust network of internship opportunities can be hard. ImBlaze makes it easy for schools to leverage the networking power of the school, by enlisting students in the process of suggesting potential internships and sharing published opportunities with their peers.
The TalentED Project builds relationships between college admissions and access professionals to help thousands of first-generation, lower-income college-goers get recruited by good-fit institutions.
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Issue #18 Theme: Empower Student Learning.There are MANY tools, resources, and organizations that aid schools in offering students more autonomy and agency in order to drive their own learning and eventually pursue their own passions. Here are 5 of our favorite tools and resources to empower student learning!
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Nepris connects teachers and students with the right industry experts, virtually without having to spend much planning time or leaving the classroom while providing an effective way for companies to extend education outreach and create equity of access.
Teachers often dread the question: "Why should I learn this?" Connect industry experts live into the classroom to show and tell how specific curriculum topics can be applied in practice, in the workforce. Invite subject matter experts to help students with their projects and to provide timely feedback. Increase the stakes and have students present their capstone projects to a panel of industry experts, virtually. Whether it's a project based learning (PBL) class learning about Rocks. or a Career and technical education(CTE) class learning about Pneumatics, every lesson or activity can benefit from an industry connection.
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A great resource for parents seeking to support their child's passion to learn and do, Jam.com houses several online courses designed for children aged 4-12. With parent permission children can take video based courses on STEM, Music, Art, Cooking, etc. all led by industry professionals.
Young people lack opportunities to meaningfully engage in a world that is undergoing vast social, cultural, technological, and economic transformation. By leveraging technology, storytelling, and personal connection GNG enables conversation between middle school and high schools students to promote empathy, awareness, and agency to tackle some of the world's most pressing issues.
See the the Global Nomads Group in action here.
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