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At Fourthwall Youth Studios, students put career skills into practice

via Cincinnati Business Journal |

Fourthwall Studio is the brainchild of Frank O’Farrell, a Northside resident who about five years ago was looking for nontraditional ways to help his son, who was then having a hard time in high school.

Teaching nonacademic skills through hands-on experiences with video became the mission of his Fourthwall project.

CPS: UC Hosting Biology Meets Engineering Program for Juniors, Seniors

via Cincinnati Public Schools |

The University of Cincinnati Department of Biological Sciences in partnership with the National Science Foundation is hosting the UC Biology meets Engineering (UC BmE) Program. BmE is a program to grow interest in biology and engineering.

Program activities include:

  • Free three-week summer program (transportation and lunch provided)
  • College course for students
  • College and career readiness workshops for students
  • Competitive paid summer internship opportunities

Perry County students get early jump on welding careers

via Columbus Dispatch |

New Lexington High School is diversifying its program to include an “emergent welding” program to teach third-, fourth- and fifth-graders a skill that could lead to good-paying jobs.

Study: Boosting soft skills is better than raising test scores

via Hechinger Report |

In a large study of more than 150,000 students in all 133 of Chicago’s public high schools, economist Kirabo Jackson of Northwestern University has calculated that schools that build social-emotional qualities such as the ability to resolve conflicts and the motivation to work hard are getting even better short-term and long-term results for students than schools that only boost test scores.

The study is available from the National Bureau of Economic Research. Results suggest that adolescence can be a formative period for socioemotional growth, high-school impacts on SED can be captured using self-report surveys, and SED can be fostered by schools to improve longer-run outcomes. These findings are robust to tests for plausible forms of selection.

Where High School Starts With Leadership And Design Thinking

via Forbes |

Imagine a high school that started with design thinking and leadership training. Imagine having the opportunity to prototype a solution to a community problem and earn a provisional patent. For students at a Kansas City high school, it’s a reality.

LEAD students spend 60 minutes per day with their mentors in small advisory groups of 15 to 18 students. They plan and set goals and work on success skills. The goal is to help students graduate with curiosity, self-direction, and purpose.

The dual education system – practical for the US?

via DW and Cleveland.com |

The GACC Pre-Apprenticeship Program gives High School students the opportunity to get hands-on experience at a company (paid internship, $10/h), while getting class room training and practice labs to receive the MT1 (Manufacturing Techician Level 1) certificate from the MS Institute that is recognized by the industry. After graduation the students can accelerate into one of our four Apprenticeship Programs.

The program is available in several locations throughout the U.S. including Pittsburg and Chicago.

https://www.dw.com/en/the-dual-education-system-practical-for-the-us/av-51752313
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Kings: KHS College Fair

via Kings Local Schools |

The Kings High School College Fair is on March 18, 2020. This event is geared toward any student, grades 9-12 who is considering college or the military as a post-secondary option.

Over 70 colleges and universities, both public and private, will be present for the event, in addition to the branches of the military.

SBEP HS Second Annual College and Career Fair

via St. Bernard-Elmwood Place |

St. Bernard-Elmwood Place High School Second Annual College and Career Fair

When:  March 3, 2020
Where:  SBEP Jr./Sr. High School Cafeteria
Time:  5:00-7:00 p.m.

Over 20 colleges and local businesses will be in attendance. This is a great opportunity for students and their parents to meet representatives from a variety of four-year and two-year post secondary institutions and speak to recruiters from various companies such as Kroger, and Klosterman Bakery.  Representatives from UC, Xavier, Cincinnati State, and Thomas More will be in attendance.

Students and families from other schools in the Miami Valley Conference are welcome to attend.