Technology Integration Workshop Volunteers

TIW will be in-person summer 2022 Sign up now!

TIW is a valuable experience for volunteers and teachers alike. Volunteers can host a job shadow for an educator as a Business Partner or serve as a breakout session presenter during the workshop. The job shadow gives people in business and education a chance to learn about each other’s work environments and highlight key skills employees need for success. During TIW breakout sessions, volunteer presenters can showcase their experience with technology tools, resources, and integration strategies so educators are equipped to apply them to their own teaching and curriculum 

The session dates for 2022 will be announced soon.

Business Partners showcase their company by partnering with an attending educator for a 2-hour job shadow experience. During the job shadow, volunteers highlight the details of their role, department, and company; discuss projects, products, and services provided; and help their educator understand the environment where their students may someday work.  

As a Business Partner, you will connect with your educator to help them gain insight on the careers and workplace skills employees are looking for when hiring and how these highly desired skills can be taught to students of all ages. The experience will help your educator draw parallels from their class to your business. Volunteering is a great way to collaborate in preparing the next generation of workers while also gaining leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills. 

Business Partner Schedule:

  • Monday: Connect with your educator for a brief introduction. 
  • Tuesday: Job shadow, up to 2 hours, any time between 1:45 and 4:00 p.m. Volunteers and educators will work together to determine exact timing. 

Moderators assist speakers as they present their breakout session by keeping the room focused and allowing the content to flow seamlessly, while also creating an inviting and inclusive space. Moderators introduce the speaker, monitor the conversations, answer attendees’ questions, and administer polls or surveys as needed.

Moderator time commitments are below.

  • Monday – 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday – 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday – 8:30 – 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday – 9:30 – 11:15 a.m.
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Innovators from the education and technology fields share their knowledge, expertise, and workplace experience with attendees through group presentations and breakout sessions. Attendees use the information learned to develop curriculum that effectively integrates technology, increases student engagement, and connects to real-world applications.

Speaker time commitments are below.

  • Monday – 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday – 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday – 8:30 – 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday – 9:30 – 11:15 a.m.

“My business partner was incredibly helpful with providing perspective about what students need in order to be successful in today’s workplace.”

~ Sarah Hoverson, Creative Arts Secondary School, St. Paul 

“It was an amazing experience. We had a very candid discussion about education, corporate jobs, important skills for new workers to have, and the direction where technology careers are moving.”

~ Angie Swenson, Luverne High School

2021 Impact Numbers

The Technology Integration Workshop makes an impact annually on the students in the program.


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