YORK COUNTY ALLIANCE FOR LEARNING HOLDS “EDUCATOR IN THE WORKPLACE” CLASS FOR LOCAL EDUCATORS

June 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Press Release

 

Contact:

Kevin Appnel

                       Executive Director

                       (717) 505-0044

kappnel@ycal.us

 

For Immediate Release

June 20, 2017

 

 

York County Alliance for Learning HOLDS “EDUCATOR IN THE WORKPLACE” CLASS FOR LOCAL EDUCATORS

 

YORK, PA - The York County Alliance for Learning (YCAL), in partnership with Shippensburg University, recently held its Educator in the Workplace course.  Nine York County Educators successfully completed the program over the course of five days starting on June 12th.

 

The program consisted of two days in a traditional classroom setting at Dallastown High School, learning about the importance of bringing relevant workplace experiences and career education into their classrooms.  The primary feature was in the middle of the week, spending three days on-site at a host’s workplace observing and participating in a variety of job-shadowing activities. 

 

“As a school counselor, this class is so relevant to what I do day to day that it certainly was beneficial for me, especially spending the 3 days at R. H. Sheppard in Hanover. Working with my former students was wonderful as I got to see them in action doing what they love to do!” said Deb Caler, School Counselor at Hanover Middle School.

 

The following individuals completed the Educator in the Workplace course:

 

  • Kelly Blizzard (Ore Valley Elementary, Dallastown) hosted by Kinsley Construction
  • Debra Caler (Hanover Middle School, Hanover) hosted by R. H. Sheppard
  • Sarah Curry (South Eastern Intermediate School, South Eastern) hosted by Kinsley Construction
  • Molly Dallmeyer (Dallastown Area High School, Dallastown) hosted by Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill
  • Michael Drudy (York County School of Technology) hosted by Kinsley Construction
  • Eva Hess (York Catholic) hosted by Olivia's House
  • Laura McGowan (Dallastown Area Intermediate School, Dallastown) hosted by Leg Up Farm
  • Richard Meinl (Kennard-Dale, South Eastern) hosted by Whitley Manufacturing
  • Megan Zinn (Dallastown Area Intermediate School, Dallastown) hosted by Apple Automotive

 
Educators completing the Educator in the Workplace Program are eligible to receive Act 48 Credits at no cost to them, provided they are from a YCAL Partner School.  Educators may also enroll in the course via Shippensburg University and take the course for graduate-level credit.  The Educator in the Workplace Program is offered each summer through a partnership between YCAL and Shippensburg University’s Educational Leadership Program.

 

The York County Alliance for Learning is a non-profit organization that works with businesses and schools to provide career education, relevant academic experiences, and work based learning to York County students. YCAL is a non-profit organization under the 501(c)(3) regulations. YCAL is supported in part by corporate donations; any investment is tax exempt. YCAL is an approved Education Improvement Organization under the Education Improvement Tax Credit Program. For more information, and opportunities to help support YCAL’s mission, please visit www.ycal.us or contact Executive Director Kevin Appnel at kappnel@ycal.us

 

 

 

Ryan Kopenhaver, Senior Automation Process Engineer at R. H. Sheppard Co, Inc in Hanover, PA hosted Debra Caler, School Counselor in the Hanover Public School District for Educator in the Workplace.

 

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