Volunteer with the
Technology Integration Workshop
BestPrep’s Technology Integration Workshop positions technology as an essential part of the curriculum, providing the resources, strategies and education to help educators integrate new technologies into the classroom. At this four-day professional development opportunity, educators learn how existing and emerging technologies can enhance lesson effectiveness and student engagement. Educators increase their technological literacy through first-hand and hands-on experiences including an impactful job shadow with a business professional.
Business Partner (Four hour commitment over two days)
- 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Monday, July 30: Lunch at University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis Campus.
- 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Tuesday, July 31: Job Shadow at your workplace.
The Technology Integration Workshop allows volunteers to interact directly with educators, helping them develop curriculum to best prepare their students for future careers.
Business Partners showcase their company by turning their workplace into a “high-performance classroom,” and partner with an attending educator for a job shadow. As a Business Partner, you will provide an informative half-day job shadow at your worksite. Volunteers will help educators gain insight into the careers and workplace skills employees are looking for when hiring. They’ll help their educator see and witness the environment where their students may someday work. You will familiarize teachers with today’s workplace helping them to draw parallels from their class to your business. Volunteers will improve your leadership, interpersonal skills and communicate with the educational sector. Volunteers must be available for a welcome lunch and a job shadow held the following afternoon. Learn more about being a business partner. Email Stephanie Musgrove with any questions.
- Various 1-hour slots on July 30 – August 2 at University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis Campus
Innovators from the education and technology fields share their knowhow and/or workplace experience with the educators through large group presentations and breakout sessions. Attendees use the information learned to develop relevant curriculum that connects with real-world applications, while effectively integrating technology. Email Bonnie Vagasky with any questions.