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Who We Are


The Consortium is a partnership between Springfield City School District, Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center, Global Impact STEM Academy (GISA), and Clark-Shawnee Local Schools.

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Who We Are


The Consortium is a partnership between Springfield City School District, Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center, Global Impact STEM Academy (GISA), and Clark-Shawnee Local Schools.

 
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Education is a community enterprise and the results of change will impact the people and activities well beyond school walls.

Recognizing the important connection between strong schools, student learning, and improved economic and workforce development outcomes, a consortium of Springfield, Ohio school districts, including Clark-Shawnee Local SchoolsGlobal Impact STEM Academy (GISA), Springfield City School District, and Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center, partnered together in 2014 to form the Greater Springfield CareerConnectED Consortium.

 

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What We're Doing


What We're Doing


The Greater Springfield CareerConnectED Consortium won grant funding to renovate space designed to support innovative approaches to college, career, and life readiness in our region.  

We opened our doors in the fall of 2015 and have served more than 1,200 students through a range of school day and after school learning experiences.   We are proud to be partners in several regional and national networks, which helps bring effective new ways to engage youth and energize learning to our community. 

Using the CareerConnectED Framework as a guide, youth, educators, and community partners are working together to transform and personalize teaching and student learning.

When students are actively involved in creating and experimenting, they are developing important life-readiness skills, such as problem-solving, adaptability, teamwork, and persistence. The Consortium aims to support the growth of these non-cognitive skills, which are linked to students’ academic performance and persistence in college or on the job. Through this work, teachers and students will:

  • Engage in problem-based learning;
  • Identify and target non-cognitive skills; and 
  • Build personal capacity to learn and grow. 
   

Now, more than ever, students need to see the connection between what they learn in the classroom and how it applies to everyday life. Research tells us that when learning is interesting and relevant to students, they have increased drive to learn. The Consortium is committed to helping students align their academic strengths, interests, and skills to their future aspirations. Through Consortium programming, students will:

  • Receive personalized college, career, and life-readiness information and advising;
  • Explore new academic and career pathways and training opportunities; and
  • Participate in experiential learning opportunities to enhance 21st century learning and employment skills.
   

Expanding student learning and career training opportunities aligned to area workforce needs requires a collaborative approach between schools and the community. Working in partnership with area higher education institutions, businesses, community organizations, and others, the Consortium will:

  • Connect students with internships and mentorship experiences;
  • Offer teacher externships to bring real-world skills to the classroom; and
  • Provide 21st century collaborative learning spaces at the Greater Springfield CareerConnectED Center.