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Wednesday, July 27 • 8:00am - 9:00am
Warming Up to Work-Based Learning: Common Questions

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Warming Up to Work-Based Learning is an opportunity for questions and answers amongst colleagues on some of the most recurring and pivotal topics related to the development of high-quality work-based learning experiences. Panelists will share highlights from their institutions' most promising practices, and then break into small group discussion "table talk". Participants will have the oportunity to ask questions and learn from one another in a practitioner-focused environment. This session will lead in to our later session, Burning Up with Work-Based Learning, but attendess may choose to attend either or both based on their interest.

Topics and Panelists:
  • Satellites/Associate School Support - Ann Rush, Butler Tech
  • Reporting - Brenna Bartlett, ODE CTE
  • Instructor Support & Getting Started (Admin Perspective) - Sarah Taylor, Great Oaks & Kara Pontius, Eastland-Fairfield
  • Instructor Support & Getting Started (Teacher Perspective) - Brian Huston & Jennifer Jenkins, Eastland-Fairfield
  • Business-Education Partnerships - Michelle Washington, ODE OGS
  • Facilitated by Shelley Groves, Eastland-Fairfield


Brian Huston

Welding Instructor, Eastland Fairfield Career Center
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Jennifer Jenkins

Pre-Nursing Instructor, Eastland - Fairfield Career Center
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Kara Pontius

Career Readiness Coordinator, Eastland - Fairfield Career Center
Beginning as an industry professional in Business & Marketing, Kara entered career tech when she joined Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools in 2017. In 2018, Kara transitioned to the Career Services Specialist role where she was responsible for providing career exploration... Read More →
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Brenna Bartlett

Assistant Director, ODE Office of CTE
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Shelley Groves

Assistant Superintendent, Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools

Wednesday July 27, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Regent 1 Room