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BRAC’S VIRTUAL
SCHOOLHOUSE

We make it easy for teachers to invite
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

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Healthcare Industry Chat and Virtual Tour

Healthcare Industry Chat and Virtual Tour

  • 08/22/2018 11:00 AM Eastern Time

This presentation from multiple Healthcare companies is geared toward educating individuals searching for a career and/or adult learners about careers in Healthcare and the educational pathways to enter those careers. The presentation is brought...

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How to Turn Criticism into Useful Feedback

How to Turn Criticism into Useful Feedback

  • 09/10/2018 12:00 PM Eastern Time

This session will help you take the sting out of criticism and teach you how to get important feedback you can use to become better at what you do. Do you have a hard time receiving feedback? How we deal with feedback impacts the way we move forward...

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INT'L LITERACY DAY: An Author's Story on Never Giving Up

INT'L LITERACY DAY: An Author's Story on Never Giving Up

  • 09/11/2018 11:30 AM Eastern Time

Alton Carter is an award-winning author of several books, including The Boy Who Carried Bricks and Aging Out and his latest book, The Boy Who Dreamed Big. This can be preordered at www.monoclepress.com  This fall, he'll also have a new...

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Going with the Flow: Social Emotional Learning through Poetry

Going with the Flow: Social Emotional Learning through Poetry

  • 09/13/2018 02:30 PM Eastern Time

This session is designed to integrate poetry with elements of therapy into social emotional learning settings.  I want students to gain a better understanding of what is going on inside their own head, and explore how to use poetry as a form of...

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