Baltimore, Md. (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 -- College and career readiness is rapidly becoming a key priority of the K-12 education system, according to American Institutes for Research. By 2018, 63 percent of all jobs in the United States and 90 percent of new jobs in growing industries will require some postsecondary training (Carnevale, Smith, & Strohl, 2010).
“Online learning continues to be leveraged in full-time virtual schools and district programs to foster personalized study, increase graduation rates, and help high school students get a head start on college and/or career,” said Mickey Revenaugh, Executive Vice President of Connections Education.
Join Revenaugh and the following experts for a free webinar about how schools and districts are leveraging online learning to allow high schoolers to earn college credits and career certifications on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at 2 PM ET:
Teacher, IGNITE Academy
Mt. Morris (MI) Consolidated School District
Glenda Jones, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, NCSC
Louisiana Connections Academy
Tisha Green Rinker
Director of Counseling
In practice, the best student guidance systems “must connect academic preparation, thought patterns, interests and learning to students’ college and career aspirations,” according to Core & More: Guiding and Personalizing College & Career Readiness, the 2014 paper by Getting Smart authors Dr. Carri Schneider and Tom Vander Ark, with co-author Mary Ryerse. To help prepare high school students for success on their way to earning a diploma, presenters and participants of this event will discuss how to:
• Expand your Advanced Placement (AP) menu—and help students maximize AP impact
• Earn portable college credits
• Leverage dual enrollment opportunities
• Utilize online Career Technical Education (CTE) for today's economy
• Bring “hack school” to high school with coding/programming focus
Attendees may interact with presenters during a live question and answer session. To register for the free webinar on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at 2:00 PM ET, click here or visit ConnectionsLearning.com for more information.
About Connections Learning by Pearson
Connections Learning by Pearson is an online learning provider that delivers a full range of quality, affordable, and turnkey online learning solutions to institutions and individuals. Bringing personalized and flexible learning to students everywhere, Connections Learning by Pearson products combine a proven curriculum, the latest instructional tools, certified teachers skilled in online instruction, and state-of-the-art technology. Feature products include: online courses; online summer school; homebound student solutions; credit recovery; the Connexus™ digital learning platform; 21st Century Skills courses; a STEM package; online speech therapy; blended/hybrid programs; and virtual private and public school programs. More than 1000 schools, school districts, state departments of education and other educational institutions, serving tens of thousands of students throughout the United States and beyond, are already utilizing Connections Learning by Pearson products and services. Connections Learning by Pearson and its parent company, Connections Education, are part of the global learning company Pearson (NYSE:PSO). For more information, call 888–440–2890 or visit http://www.ConnectionsLearning.com.
LaWanda Stone, Connections Education, +1 (443) 873-1824, [email protected]
SOURCE Connections Education