If you're not currently teaching, what are you focused on?:
Developing programs and projects for and with students in collaboration with high schools, colleges and universities
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What subject(s) do you teach?:
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"Landscape paper, post-its, markers and dreams"
A dedicated interactive policy advisor and human capital expert. Started with researching meaningful concepts for entrepreneurship programs in Dutch colleges and universities, then researching how companies invest in their talent/human capital (what are major issues for getting Human Resources at a strategic level). Followed by designing multistakeholder programs for different sectors in the metropolitan area of Amsterdam in order to bridge the gap between education and the labour market/employers. During all those years I've always teached and developed educational entrepreneurship programs.
Thank you @Tiffanie Harrison! We started a really small pilot with just a couple of parents and teachers. In a week we start a second pilot with a Foundation that operates 15 K-12 schools in our local muncipality. This is part of a flu season emergency plan. Parent teachers were asked to reply to a simple email with some questions on their experience, need to co facilitate a group and there availability. And if they are able to come in at a moment’s notice. We have someone ready to call everybody they need to make sure no child has to go home. This is great for a start, there’s a lot of energy. But in the long run we need to work out a concept that is low in administrative tasks or overhead, supports communication between schools and their community and have a treasure chest of talented parents they can contact to help make learning a cool adventure for our children.
Thank you Theresa Shadrix for your comment. Where can I find more on your project? I would love to learn from your experiences. We want to bring teaching even closer to the community. I’ve done several education-business programs and they where great in bridging the gap between our education system and the labour market. This approach is to bring back the community around raising a child. And therefor open up the collaboration and communication. We are starting our second round of testing in a week. We’ve already had some cool experiences with our early adapting community members and teachers. Now for a second test with a bigger group and a call for teachers-for-a-day. Next step would be to evaluate the call and the needs of the parents and teachers. It would be great if you could help with your feedback on our second test results and your insights on how to make this even bigger if it is a succes.