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BRAC’S VIRTUAL
SCHOOLHOUSE

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industry professionals virtually into the classroom
to bring real world relevance to learning

Virtual Schoolhouse

There are few indicators more significant to future economic success than a community’s public education system. Through public policy and legislative advocacy, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) seeks to ensure that the public school system prepares students to compete within the global workforce.

BRAC continues to engage the region’s business community in the public policy dialogue about education and workforce issues, and works to promote partnerships between schools and area businesses.

BRAC’s virtual schoolhouse is a virtual guest lecturing program for Baton Rouge Area schools. The program pairs business people with classrooms to engage in online mentoring and guest speaking.

Virtual schoolhouse helps facilitate in-person volunteering for business people at Capital Region schools by providing a volunteer calendar that teachers can populate and from which businesses can choose.

BRAC leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include small businesses, mid-sized firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at www.brac.org.

For more information contact: Liz Smith, Director of Policy and Research liz@brac.org

Featured Upcoming Live Industry Chats

What Can You Do with Drones?

What Can You Do with Drones?

  • 10/24/2017 01:00 PM Eastern Time

One of the hottest, most exciting and lucrative new careers is working with Drones. Drone operators, trainers and repair technicians are in HIGH demand, and this career is exploding with opportunities in the fields of agriculture, real estate,...

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 New Jersey Fashion Week Series Chat #2 of #2: Are You the Next Big Brand - Student Pitches

New Jersey Fashion Week Series Chat #2 of #2: Are You the Next Big Brand - Student Pitches

  • 10/26/2017 01:30 PM Eastern Time

Are your students interested in becoming a fashion designer or owning their own retail store? Are they always sketching, drawing, shopping, or pretending to walk the runway? Student are invited to participate in this industry chat with Donnella...

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VIRTUAL HIKE SERIES: Hydrological Field Trip to Waterfall in Henderson Park, Georgia

VIRTUAL HIKE SERIES: Hydrological Field Trip to Waterfall in Henderson Park, Georgia

  • 10/26/2017 02:00 PM Eastern Time

A hydrological field trip up a waterfall. The live session will take students on a virtual field trip with me while I walk along a stream, pause to explain hydrologic terms of importance to geology, and climb a waterfall. As a live session, students...

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VIRTUAL HIKE SERIES: Metamorphic Rocks - Geological Field Trip to a Waterfall in Henderson Park, Georgia

VIRTUAL HIKE SERIES: Metamorphic Rocks - Geological Field Trip to a Waterfall in Henderson Park, Georgia

  • 11/01/2017 02:00 PM Eastern Time

A geological field trip up a waterfall. The live session will take students on a virtual field trip with me while I hike through the core of the Appalachians Mountains as it is expressed in the Atlanta metropolitan area. As a live session, students...

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In-Person Classroom Volunteer Opportunities

A Day in the Life of a Long Haul Truck Driver

We are studying the transportation career cluster.

Requested By: Lynn Ellison, WEST FELICIANA HIGH SCHOOL

10/30/2017 10:30:00 AM Eastern Time

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Nuclear Engineering in our own backyard.

Jobs at nuclear plants. 

Requested By: Lynn Ellison, WEST FELICIANA HIGH SCHOOL

11/6/2017 9:30:00 AM Eastern Time

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