The Technology Integration Workshop (TIW) is a unique, virtual summer staff development for educators of all grade levels and all subject areas. Attendees will experience breakout sessions featuring emerging teaching methods and technologies, update a unit plan, and participate in a virtual job shadow.
The TIW is a valuable experience for volunteers and teachers alike. Volunteers can host a virtual job shadow for an educator as a Business Partner or serve as a session presenter during the workshop. The virtual job shadow gives people in business and education to learn about each other’s work environments and expectations. During the job shadow, volunteers highlight their workplace and discuss projects, products and services provided, and skills needed for success. Volunteers and educators discuss how these highly-desired skills can be taught to students of all ages. Volunteering as a Business Partner is a great way to collaborate in preparing the next generation of workers.
2020 TIW Dates: July 27-29
Business Partners showcase their company by partnering with an attending educator for a 2-hour virtual job shadow experience. As a Business Partner, you will connect with your educator virtually to provide informative insight on the details of your role, department, and company.
Volunteers will help educators gain insight into the careers and workplace skills employees are looking for when hiring. They’ll help their educator understand the environment where their students may someday work. The experience will help your educator draw parallels from their class to your business. Volunteers will gain leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills with the educational sector.
Volunteers must have access to a computer and high-functioning internet to connect with their educator through a digital platform.
Business Partner Schedule:
- Optional call or video chat Monday, July 27
- Virtual job shadow on Tuesday, July 28 after 1:00pm. Volunteers and educators will work together to determine exact timing.
Innovators from the education and technology fields share their knowledge, expertise and workplace experience with attendees through virtual 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.
“My job shadow experience was a great highlight of the week. As a lifelong educator who has never had a career outside of teaching, this was a great opportunity for me as a teacher to go see what the corporate work environment is like and to hear firsthand from folks about what skills are needed and to see what a typical day is like for someone. It's one thing to read and hear about it, but it's another thing to experience it. My experience…will stay with me and I can definitely bring that into the classroom to share with my students.”
~ May Lee Xiong, Jackson Elementary School, St. Paul
2019 Impact Numbers
The Technology Integration Workshop makes an impact annually on the students in the program.