Preparing Students for College and STEM Careers Beyond High School

Wytheville Meeting Center, Wytheville, Virginia REL Appalachia, in collaboration with the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA), hosted a workshop on March 20 focused on better preparing students for college and STEM careers. Dr. Laura Holian, an expert in college and career readiness, shared data and led interactive activities with more than 85 local Virginia school board members and division leaders.

VSBA Hot Topic Conference on Understanding Outcomes of VA’s College and Career Readiness Initiative

“Participants were asked to identify gaps in information, gaps in the theory of change or logic, and examples of ways that school divisions have successfully improved STEM course taking and college readiness. The goal after the discussion was for each school division to have a draft logic model of their college and career readiness activities and to learn how to use the logic model to identify gaps in information and ways to obtain the data to inform their work.”

PowerPoint Presentation


This event was hosted by the Virginia School Boards Association.