CTS CS (Austin) - ” Building Next Generation Workforce”

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Partnership between schools and businesses are vital in the development of a future workforce that is ready to take on jobs that require critical thinking, creativity and innovation. Revathi will discuss the ways in which members of IEEE can take on the very important role of nurturing schools. This does not happen by chance. It must be carefully designed and implemented. A successful relationship between schools and you, the leaders of the community, can not only make learning very relevant for students but might also mean the difference between dropping out and graduating.



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  • THE ADVISORY BOARD
  • 12357-C Riata Trace Parkway
  • Austin, Texas
  • United States 78727
  • Building: 7
  • Room Number: 100
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  • Vinay Abburi (405) 334-8162

    F.Behmann@ieee.org

  • Co-sponsored by IEEE COMSOC/SP Austin
  • Starts 12 January 2016 12:00 PM
  • Ends 24 February 2016 06:00 PM
  • All times are America/Chicago
  • No Admission Charge
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  Speakers

Revathi Balakrishnan

Topic:

Building Relationship with Future Workforce at an Impressionable Age

Biography:

Revathi Balakrishnan works with gifted students at Patsy Sommer Elementary in Round Rock ISD. She was recently chosen as the 2016 Texas Teacher of the Year and will represent about 335,000 teachers in the National Teacher of the Year program. Revathi’s undergraduate and graduate degrees are in Economics. After 14 years as a systems analyst at Liberty Mutual Insurance and watching her own children grow, she decided that it was much more fun being around children than being around computers. She got her teaching certification from Texas State University and was hired by Forest North Elementary in RRISD to revamp their gifted education program. In 2008, she helped open Patsy Sommer Elementary where she created and established a similar program that aimed to provide a rigorous and relevant education and one that helped students build resilience and relationships. In Round Rock ISD, she is known for providing opportunities for students in math, Shakespeare, chess, robotics and coding. She is often called upon to use her computer skills to automate processes. Her latest venture is to establish a teacher induction and mentoring program at her school, which she hopes will be the prototype for her school district and eventually, all Texas schools. Revathi has presented in many conferences including Texas Association for Gifted and Talented, Texas State Writing Conference and the RRISD Google Ninja Academy. She has led many district professional development courses and is constantly looking for ways to help teachers improve their quality of teaching. In her spare time, Revathi works with Soroptimist International , which helps to promote the welfare and education of women and girls. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading world news (also known as surfing the web!), blogging and creating her own websites.

Revathi Balakrishnan

Topic:

Building Relationship with Future Workforce at an Impressionable Age

Biography:





Agenda

6:30 p.m. Networking and Gathering (with free food, drinks) 6:50 p.m. Call to Order, Announcement 7:00 p.m. Presentation, with Q/A 8:30 p.m. Meeting Evaluation, Adjourn