In today's world, it is more important now than ever to ensure our students are prepared for their future. By 2029, healthcare occupations are projected to grow 15%, adding 2.4 million new jobs -- the highest increase in the employment sector. How do we prepare for this growth?
Join education leader Dr. Dave Schuler and a panel of experts in a round table discussion of best practices on implementing and growing healthcare work-based learning experiences. The panelists will discuss best practices, including:
After our main discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share best practices as we transition the webinar into smaller break-out rooms for deeper application.
Dr. David Schuler, Superintendent of District 214, IL
Dr. David R. Schuler, a national education leader and superintendent in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, is passionate about the importance of community service, work-based learning, and preparing all students to be college, career and life ready. Dr. Schuler launched Redefining Ready!, a national initiative around post-secondary readiness, during his time as 2015-16 president of AASA, The School Superintendents Association. In 2018, Dr. Schuler was named the Illinois Superintendent of the Year and that same year he was named the AASA National Superintendent of the Year.
Wendy Chapman, Career Pathways, Adult & Career Education, Lee County Schools, FL
Wendy Chapman is the Site Coordinator of 3 of the Adult Education sites in the School District of Lee County Florida. Born in raised in Miami, Wendy always knew she wanted to be an educator. After graduating from FIU in Elementary Education, she spent the next 20 years teaching elementary. It wasn't until she began teaching English classes in the evening at a local Cape Coral high school that her new passion for adult education began. Wendy's main title now is Career Pathways. She truly enjoys working with the adult students and helping them find their dream career path and attain their career, educational, and life goals. In her free time, this Florida girl loves going to the beach and spending time with family.
Amie Farley, Director of College, Career and Life, Elmbrook School District, WI
Becky Wood, M.S. Ed., Medical Careers Teacher, St. Paul Public Schools, MN
Becky Wood, M.S. Ed., has been the Medical Careers teacher at St. Paul Public Schools for the last 7 years. Originally from Abbotsford, Wisconsin, she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Human Biology with an emphasis in Cytotechnology from UW-Green Bay. Becky began her career as a Cytotechnologist where she screened cellular specimens for abnormalities. She then continued her education at the University of Minnesota graduating with a Master's Degree in Science Education and has since dedicated herself to helping students explore medical occupations and assist their educational pathways to accomplish their dreams.
Dr. Bob Hall, Executive Director of LAUNCH, Elmbrook, WI
Dr. Bob Hall is the Executive Director of LAUNCH – an opportunity for junior and senior students that seeks to connect rigorous learning with real-world, hands-on projects provided by area business and industry. LAUNCH is built on the principles of profession-based learning, professional skills development, self-discovery and exploration, entrepreneurial mindsets, and responsiveness to the needs of students and businesses. Currently, LAUNCH has over sixty business champions who support LAUNCH, 300 business partners who interact with the program and has a process to complete projects experiences for approximately 350 students. Over the past four years, LAUNCH has been the hub of client problem solving projects, professional training, and the development of competencies that incorporated 21st century knowledge and skills. In 2018-19, LAUNCH is expanded its reach from Elmbrook to the Wauwatosa School District. LAUNCH received the 2018 Wisconsin Innovation Award in the area of Education and helped secure a WEDC grant. In 2020-21, we have gained collaborative partners with Pathways High School (Milwaukee) and the Sun Prairie School District (Accel program). LAUNCH is a member of the CAPs Network.
Amy S. Harker, Career and Innovation Specialist, ESC of Northeast Ohio
Amy S. Harker serves as the Career and Innovation Specialist for ESC of Northeast Ohio and as Central Office Administrative consultant with Chagrin Exempted Village Schools. She also works with several school districts involving a variety of support areas through professional development and training services. In her role at the ESC, she serves as a connector of public schools, higher education, and businesses in the Northeast region to aid districts in building experience-based learning opportunities and creating comprehensive career plans for K-12. She has established a Career Readiness Leaders Network with participants coming from all over Northeast Ohio.