WELCOME TO
ALAMO STEM WORKFORCE
COALITION

We make it easy for teachers to invite
industry professionals virtually into the classroom
to bring real world relevance to learning

Connecting Classrooms and Experts in South Central Texas

Two Projects, One Goal

Simply put, the vision of the Alamo STEM Workforce Coalition’s (ASWC) is to bridge education and the San Antonio region workforce. The notion is to bring students, teachers and the workforce together to encourage students to select STEM careers and to understand what it takes to be a successful employee.

The Teacher Externships (TE) Project focuses on summer professional development for middle and high school math and science teachers. As part of this project, teachers visit local companies and organizations to learn where/how math and science is applied in workforce settings. Teachers also learn about employers’ needs, such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, responsibility, and ethics.

The goal of the Virtual Tours for Students (VTS) Project is to provide tours of facilities to students in the regional area using Internet-based technology. While the TE project focuses on teacher professional development, the VTS project focuses on student learning.

If you are a teacher….

  • Create an account and view what recorded sessions are already available.
  • Visit the ESC-20 website (http://learn421.net/Nepris) to view three-minute on examples and how to…
  • Request to speak with a local scientist, engineer, entrepreneur, computer scientist…
If you are a professional…
  • Volunteer to give a presentation on your area of expertise and the kinds of work you do
  • Give a tour of your company or work area
  • Respond to requests for presentations

The ASWC is a dedicated team of the following organizations. (Click on each to link to that website.)

Featured Upcoming Live Industry Chats

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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