On the Road: The Next Frontier

Next week, Vince is on the road to Anchorage, Alaska, for two full days of meetings, program visits, and speaking engagements.

Tuesday, October 21 starts with a visit to Dimond High School’s PLTW Engineering program in Anchorage. Vince will visit with school leaders, teachers, and students. Members of the school’s PLTW partnership team, the Alaskan state legislature, local business community, and nearby school districts will also attend. The afternoon will include a visit to Service High School’s Biomedical Science program and meetings with local business and government leaders.

On Wednesday, October 22, Vince will deliver the keynote address at the 27th annual Alaska Association of Career and Technical Education Professional Development Conference. Titled “Preparing Tomorrow’s Workforce, Today,” Vince will speak about the importance of integrated, project-based STEM learning in America’s K-12 classrooms. The conference is expected to draw CTE instructors, career counselors and advisors, administrators, business and industry representatives, workforce development professionals, parents, and students. The conference also includes a presentation by PLTW directors of school engagement Ed Dennis and Shepherd Siegel, and Dimond High School’s PLTW leaders.

To get more information on Vince’s trip to Alaska as it happens, and for the latest STEM education and workforce development news, follow Vince on Twitter at @vincebertram. Look for an update on his trip next week on PLTW.org and in PLTW’s STEM News and Opportunities e-newsletter