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Friday, July 29 • 8:30am - 9:45am
Creating an Environment for Innovation: Partnerships, Program and Spaces

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Tough economic times demand strong, innovative ties between industry and education. Immerse yourself in the Blue Valley School District's Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS), which is revolutionizing high school education through a nationally-recognized, profession-based educational model. Created in partnership with seventy-four international business partners (from IBM to Sprint to Garmin), hundreds of business professional mentors, six leading universities and education experts, CAPS is designed to provide high school students the skills needed to succeed in the competitive college environment and global work force. In this session, participants will Skype live with students and partners of the CAPS program and learn the:


  • Strategies behind creating deep community and industry partnerships
  • Components of an authentic profession-based education model
  • Principles behind creating a learning environment to foster innovation


Blue Valley CAPS received a Gold Edison Award in the Living, Working and Learning Environments category in 2011. 

Learn more about Blue Valley CAPS at http://www.bvcaps.org/




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Donna Deeds

About Donna Deeds | Executive Director, Blue Valley School District, Overland Park, KS | | Donna M. Deeds has a rich background in educational leadership. She has served as the executive director of the Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) in the Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, Kansas since 2008. CAPS is revolutionizing high school education through a nationally recognized, profession-based educational model. Created... Read More →

Friday July 29, 2011 8:30am - 9:45am
Whittier - 4th Floor (C wing)

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