EXPLORE Manufacturing – Training for Teachers

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Project-Based Learning Training

Training Overview: (PDF Version)

WHEN: June 21st and 22nd, 2016

WHERE: WCCC Advanced Technology Center

Catalyst Connection in collaboration with ASSET STEM Education are hosting a two-day workshops on project-
based learning. The course goal for participating teachers is to develop the ability to design and facilitate effective
project-based learning for their students. To do this, teachers will examine project-based learning from the
perspectives of education and industry. They will review both the nine essential characteristics of project-based
learning (education) and several strategies for effective project management (industry). Participants will begin the
process of crafting a project-based learning plan that identifies the state standards, national standards and 21st-
century skills students will meet through this learning opportunity.

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TESTIMONY GIVEN

MARCH 18, 2016, HARRISBURG PA – Jim Smith, President & CEO of the EGC, and Bill Kerr, Chairman of the Westmoreland County Forum for Workforce Development and Superintendent of Norwin School District, gave testimony to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness. Please click below to view the full testimony.

March 18, 2016 Testimony to the PA House of Representatives Select Subcommittee on Technical Education & Career Readiness