Aug 16, 2010

Keynote speaker

Jim Brazell, a 26-year leader in technology and innovation, will present a keynote address Thursday at Central Lakes College for high school administrators, instructors, and counselors from 26 school districts. Brazell has traveled the United States and internationally advocating the importance of cooperation across the disciplines – especially career and technical education, academics and the arts. From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Brainerd campus gymnasium, Brazell will speak about next-generation education, work, technology and communities that understand that the key to solving the financial crisis is to invent and innovate our way to what is next. The audience for his presentation is expected to include all faculty at CLC, Brainerd and Staples, as well as officials from the schools that offer college credits through classes in the College in the Schools program. The schools and number of College in Schools course sections each offers for 2010-11, are Aitkin (19), Belgrade (7), Brainerd (17), Browerville (5), Crosby-Ironton (20), Deer River (8), Freshwater Education District (connected to Bertha-Hewitt, Eagle Valley of Clarissa, and Staples-Motley- 8), Holdingford (1), Infinity Online (2), Isle (2), Little Falls (24), Long Prairie-Grey Eagle (34), Nashwauk (2), Northland (Remer - 17), Onamia (8), Parkers Prairie (5), Paynesville (2), Pequot Lakes (25), Pierz Healy (26), Pillager (11), Pine River-Backus (21), Royalton (7), Sauk Centre (26), Staples-Motley (21), Swanville (3), and Upsala (13). The fall semester at Central Lakes College starts Monday. Most high schools begin the fall term on Sept. 7.