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High School Internships Research Briefing & Foreword from Andrew Frishman

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Tuesday, December 1, 11:00–11:45 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Dr. Andrew Frishman  
Judy Goldstein  
Dr. Kaylee Johnson  

Hosted by ASA. Increasing student awareness of internships and access to opportunities will help high schoolers explore career paths while gaining the experience to prepare for the future. Join us for an overview of the state of high school internships in America—especially since the pandemic- and their criticality in experiential learning.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Principals/head teachers
Topic: Innovative learning environments
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: Career and technical education
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Dr. Andrew Frishman, Big Picture Learning

In 2002 Andrew heard a student describe unique transformational learning experiences at The Met High School in Providence, RI, the “mother ship” of the Big Picture Learning network. Andrew became an Advisor (Teacher), working with an advisory group through to graduation, then moved to California to support the development of the Met Sacramento including bolstering "Learning Through Interests and Internship" as the school's first LTI Coordinator. After completing his doctoral work focused on spread & scale of educational innovations, Andrew assists with expansion of the Big Picture Learning Network including launch of innovative schools and initiatives across the US & internationally.

Judy Goldstein, American Student Assistance (ASA)

Judy Goldstein is the VP of Strategic Planning & Partnerships for American Student Assistance. With over 30 years of experience in the education sector, Judy believes that every student deserves access to quality education—regardless of race, geography, or circumstance—including ample opportunities to acquire information needed to make informed decisions on their career and college pathways. Prior, served as the SVP of Marketing at MSI information Services and VP Marketing Communications at Pearson. Judy holds degrees in Journalism & Graphic Design from Pennsylvania State University and certifications in Prosci Change Management and Lean Six Sigma.

Dr. Kaylee Johnson, American Student Assistance

Kaylee Johnson works for American Student Assistance as an Insights Specialist. She uses quantitative and qualitative analytic techniques to offer strategic insights about career and college readiness, preparation, and exploration initiatives targeting middle- and high school-aged students. Prior to joining ASA, Kaylee served as a UMass Poll fellow where she developed topical expertise in studying and analyzing public opinion, political behavior, and political communications; she also taught courses for the university as an independent instructor. Kaylee received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and her B.A. in Political Science from Stonehill College.

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