Career Readiness & Employability

Direct online tutoring help to students who need it most – Education Article

The recent disruption to education extends well beyond those trying to keep up with normal coursework. Senior year has also been interrupted for thousands of students whose focus has shifted toward internships, career preparation, and employment. With campuses and career centers closed across the country, online tutoring is a valuable tool to support all students as they prepare for the end of the term. Improving engagement with targeted help Once education transitioned to full-time virtual environments, many students lost the…

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Prepare your students for life long career success – Education Article

Do graduating seniors and incoming college freshmen know what career path they should choose, and do they have the necessary skills to be successful? Many educators and employers agree this is an area where students could use more resources. Pearson Career Success (PCS), an online preparation platform, provides access to a roadmap that helps students explore and understand where they want to go, how they’re going to get there, and what they need to do to stand out from the…

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New ideas to grow tomorrow’s critical thinkers & problem-solvers – Education Article

Thick skin in junior english class Matthew Ventura, Ph.D., recalls a high school English teacher who taught him a hard but important lesson. “Mr. Davidson was really tough,” he says. “He felt no shame ripping apart our essays.” Matthew is Director of Knowledge and Skills at Pearson, whose career path is rooted, in part, from those days in Mr. Davidson’s class. “Despite the criticism, he spent so much time giving us detailed feedback,” Matthew says. “It really affected me.” “Not…

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5 tips for being a leader in the virtual world – Education Article

Being a leader can be challenging at the best of times, but even more so in a crisis situation like the current pandemic. But how do you lead well when you can’t physically meet with the people you are leading? Here are our tips for effective leadership in a virtual world. 1. Focus on inspiration and motivation, rather than just managing or controlling Motivating and inspiring leadership strategies are especially important when leading virtually because we lack many social cues…

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Dual-ly noted: What’s the fuss? – Education Article

Seven years ago I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to envision an ideal high school, and to turn that vision into a reality. My school district had recently acquired a state-funded grant to found an Early College High School, a new and burgeoining concept melding secondary and post-secondary education. As an educator, program coordinator and instructional coach for Sheldon Early College High School in Houston, Texas, I, along with my colleagues, was able to create a unique environment where underserved and…

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