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Two Programs that Leveraged Technology to Reinvent Work-based Learning

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Tuesday, December 1, 12:00–12:45 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Julie Lammers  
Nina Pande  
Helen Russell  

Hosted by ASA. Work-based learning helps students explore careers, understand options, and gain critical skills. Join a discussion how COVID-19 forced a transition of two programs. SkillsRI launched a virtual experience providing real-world views into the work landscape. Apprentice Learning provided real-world work experiences for eighth graders through technology.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Principals/head teachers
Topic: Reimagining learning
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: Career and technical education
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American Student Assistance


Julie Lammers, American Student Assistance

Julie is VP of Government Relations and Advocacy for ASA where she leads efforts on both the federal and state level to build relationships with elected officials and promote ASA’s policy priorities. Julie has been at ASA since 2010. Prior to ASA, Julie spent nine years as Congressional Aide to Senator Edward Kennedy and his successor, Senator Paul Kirk managing outreach to constituents on national policy related to education, environment and welfare issues. Julie is a graduate of Northeastern University, the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, Suffolk University Law School, and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.

Nina Pande, Skills For Rhode Island's Future
Helen Russell, Apprentice Learning

Founder and Executive Director of Apprentice Learning, Helen Russell, is an experiential educator who believes in the power of practice in the real world to augment study in the classroom. Helen established Apprentice Learning in 2012 to give under-resourced middle school students direct access to the world of work and ignite their interest in a wider horizon of career opportunities. Over the past 30 years, Russell has advocated for connecting students and schools to their communities using hands-on learning experiences.

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