CL60: The Monster in the Cave

What do you do when the thing standing between what you might want for students or as a teacher is the system itself?

Season 8/Collab Lab 60

February’s Collab Lab focused on maintaining the energy and passion to sustain engagement of students in authentic work. This month we stare into the face of the monster in the cave– the thing that blocks us from offering all we might want for our students or what we need for ourselves. How do you drive change in a system that seeks stability?

As always, you’ll be joined by peers and collaborators from K-12 higher education, industry, and the nonprofit community. Additionally, if you work with or know of a student who would like to join the discussion, please extend the invitation


5:30 to 6:00 pm Grab something to eat, meet some interesting, passionate people
6:00 to 6:15 pm Welcome and introductions
6:15 to 8:00 pm Let’s talk through some ideas
8:00 to 8:30 pm Wrap up and next steps

Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. There is no charge for participation but space is limited!

Featured Participants

Stay tuned, we’re lining up a great group of Featured Participants you’ll want to have a chance to meet.

Twitter Chat: Collab Lab 34: Tapping industry expertise

Collab Lab 34 will run as a Twitter chat at #CollabLabChat

Schools want to connect their students to industry expertise.  Industry wants to develop and recruit talent.  What gets in the way of making these connections?  What needs to be in place to build effective partnerships?

Join us to connect with K-12 colleagues from across the area, as well as community partners from industry, higher ed, and non-profits to share ideas and explore possibilities where collaborative efforts could help move things along.


7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Ask questions, share your ideas from the safety of your couch

Featured Participants

Dr. Bob Hall — Executive Director, LAUNCH

Bob Hall is the Executive Director of LAUNCH – an opportunity for junior and senior students that seeks to connect rigorous learning with real-world, hands-on projects provided by area business and industry. LAUNCH is built on the principles of profession-based learning, professional skills development, self-discovery and exploration, entrepreneurial mindsets, and responsiveness to the needs of students and businesses. LAUNCH has over sixty business champions who support LAUNCH, 300 business partners who interact with the program and has a process to complete projects experiences for approximately 350 students.

2023-24 Collab Labs

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