We are thrilled with the turnout and participation at the Business + Education (BE) Engaged Summit 2017.  As you know, the BE Engaged Summit is only the beginning. We need the participation of business leaders, community members and volunteers to improve the educational achievement and outcome of public school students in Southern Nevada.

Below you will find information on how to learn more about many of the specific programs and organizations mentioned at the conference.

Southern Nevada Workforce Report

If you would like to learn more about the Southern Nevada Workforce Report Card presented by Jonas Peterson, President & CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, see it here: http://bit.ly/2mQVrfF

Square Panda – Technology in English Language Learners & Literacy

To learn more about the Square Panda Learning Device that Andy Butler, CEO of  Square Panda discussed at the summit, go to squarepanda.com.

Dr. Beverly Mathis is with the Public Education Foundation’s Early Learning, Literacy, and Family Engagement Program. Under Dr. Mathis’ leadership, the Public Education Foundation is utilizing the Square Panda Learning System in two elementary schools, and with support, would like to expand the program to many others. Dr. Mathis can be contacted at bmathis@ccpef.org or through he Public Education Foundation, at 702-263-6007.

STEM 101

At our first BE Engaged Summit in 2016, STEM 101 graciously agreed to donate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum — as well as the accompanying teacher training — to all public middle schools in Nevada. The donation, valued at more than $1.4 million dollars, is an incredible opportunity to expose hundreds of Nevada’s young students to STEM education.

In the Fall of 2017, the state’s two largest public school districts, Clark and Washoe, will incorporate the (donated) STEM curriculum into many middle school classes. Other districts around the state are expected to follow.

Additionally, STEM 101 is looking to expand its Corporate Connections Partner Program within the state of Nevada.  If your company is interested in learning how to help STEM students understand the connection between STEM education and its implementation in the business world, please contact Russell Mickelson, CEO of STEM 101, at: russellmickelson@stem101.org

STEM 101 is currently recruiting companies in the Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing and Mining industries.

To see companies already involved in the Corporate Connections Partner Program, watch this video:

Executive Partner Program

The Public Education Foundation’s Jeremy Hauser spoke of the Executive Partner Program. It is an effort to bring business leaders — ideally CEOs, CFOs, COOs — to work with associate superintendents and principals in the Clark County School District. Under the “reorganization,” associate superintendents and principals have many new responsibilities and decision-making authority at the individual school level. The Executive Partner Program provides business leaders as a resource to district personnel.

To sign up, please go to execconnect.thepef.org/