Supported by the College of Education

Save the date!

On behalf of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative, we are pleased to invite you to save the dates June 14-16, 2016, for a two and a half-day convening of states in Colorado Springs, CO.  The convening will bring together state teams of business, workforce school and state agency leaders to explore intersections between education and business. Work-based learning opportunities are becoming more prominent as an effective tool to prepare students for next steps beyond high school, this convening will highlight various models from states across the U.S.  A formal invitation will follow in the coming weeks and include logistics and travel details.  We look forward to seeing you in June.

What: Reach Higher Convening: Preparing students with work-ready skills

Who:  State teams of business and education leaders (teams of up to 10 per state, with half of your state team representing business leaders, workforce, or other partners)

Where: University of Colorado Colorado Springs

When: Tuesday, June 14th  to Thursday, June 16th

Why: Bringing together leaders in business and education to explore work-based learning opportunities. This convening will focus on action steps and provide participants the opportunity to visit programs that highlight business/education partnerships.

Registration Now Open!

Invitations to participate in the Reach Higher Convening in Colorado were sent to state leadership form the White House.  State leads are asked to identify up to ten key partners in business, workforce, school and state agency leaders to explore intersections between education and business and action plan for the development of work-based learning opportunities in their states.
Registration Closing Date of Tuesday, May 31, 2016 
Please contact reachhigher@cde.state.co.us with questions. 

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Agenda

Monday, June 13, 2016 registration is from 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Tuesday, June 14th

 

8:00 am

 

Registration Opens

 

8:30 am

 

Networking Breakfast

 

9:00 am

 

Welcome

 

9:45 am

 

Keynote Speaker

Leader in Industry 

 

11:00 am

 

Keynote Panel

Representing Business

 

 

12:00  pm

 

Lunch

 

1:00 pm

 

State Career and Education Models

Breakout sessions from states across the country highlighting innovative strategies

 

2:30  pm

 

State Career and Education Models

Breakout sessions repeated from states across the country highlighting innovative strategies

 

4:00 pm

 

Reception

Invitation Coming Soon

Wednesday, June 15th

 

8:30 am

 

Networking Breakfast

 

9:00 am

 

Keynote Speaker

Representing National Education Efforts

 

9:45 am

 

State Team Strategy Session

 

10:45 am     

 

Keynote Panel

Representing perspectives of school counselors, data driven transitions, associations with intersections between business and education and workforce development. 

 

 

12:00 pm

 

Lunch

 

1:00 – 3:30  pm

 

Option 1

Site Visits

Colorado Springs School District 11:Comprehensive School Counseling & Colorado’s Counselor Corps (Sign-up required upon registration)

Springs Fabrication: Business Training and Intersections between Education and Business (Sign-up required upon registration)

Springs Fabrication Visitor’s Guide

 

1:00 pm

Option 2

State Team Strategy Sessions

 

2:30 pm

Option 2

Thought Leader General Session

 

3:30 pm

 

State Team Debrief

 

5:00 pm

 

White House Day Two Wrap-up

Thursday, June 16th

 

8:30 am

 

Networking Breakfast

 

9:00 am -11:00 am

 

State Team Strategy Session

 

11:00 am

 

Final Reflection

 

12:00 pm

 

Closing

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