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Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions

Education's Business: Taking Positive Actions, hosted by Karl Klimek, Exposing and celebrating the successful partnerships between K-12 schools and industry/community partners. Special focus is on Science – Technology – Engineering – Math (STEM) and Career Technical Education (CTE) efforts.

Theme music for Education’s Business is performed by the Elk Rapids High School Jazz Band

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Survivors and Thrivers: Career and Technology Education Part Two

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
October 5, 2015 2:30 PM

Survivors and Thrivers: Career and Technology Education at “The William D” in Wayne-Westland!

There is much discussion these days about the importance of skilled trades and the role of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Michigan. In this three part series, Karl interviews three veteran and amazing teachers from the William D. Ford Career Tech Center in the Wayne-Westland Public Schools.

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Survivors and Thrivers: Career and Technology Education Part One

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
October 5, 2015 9:41 AM

Survivors and Thrivers: Career and Technology Education at “The William D” in Wayne-Westland!

There is much discussion these days about the importance of skilled trades and the role of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Michigan. In this three part series, Karl interviews three veteran and amazing teachers from the William D. Ford Career Tech Center in the Wayne-Westland Public Schools.

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High School Student Researchers Dive on Shipwrecks in Thunder Bay

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
July 6, 2015 9:00 AM

On the road to Grayling, Michigan, Karl caught-up with a team of Stockbridge High School students returning from a week of “Schools-Out” dives on shipwrecks in Lake Huron.

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Summers Off from School? Think Again!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
July 1, 2015 9:17 AM

Ludington is home to one of the valuable instructional hubs in our State. Recorded at the Mason-Lake-Oceana Mathematics and Science Centers located within the West Shore Educational District, Karl interviews director, Kathy Surd, as she explains the very active and purposeful activities they provide to schools all around the region.

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Career and Technology Education at “The William D” in Wayne-Westland

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
June 19, 2015 8:00 AM

There is much discussion these days about the importance of skilled trades and the role of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Michigan. In this three part series, Karl interviews three veteran and amazing teachers from the William D. Ford Career Technical Center, in the Wayne-Westland Public Schools.

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High School Jazzers…a K-12 Music Program Improvises and Survives!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
May 7, 2015 9:36 AM

The theme of music for Education’s Business represents the purpose of the show, successful positive actions in K-12 education that often go unnoticed. Proudly, the opening and closing sounds of the show have roots in the band room at Elk Rapids High School, where students, parents and teachers found ways to keep the jazz band alive during trying budgetary times in the district.

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Advancing the Education and Skills of the World's Water Resources

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
April 13, 2015 11:30 AM

Hans Van Sumeren, Director of the Great Lakes Water Studies Institute, Northwestern Michigan College, joins host, Karl Klimek, to discuss underwater robotics initiatives and in advancing skills and education in the world's water resources. The Great Lakes Water Studies Institute is now offering a new Associate degree in Fresh Water Studies, and a BS Degree in Freshwater Science and Sustainability.

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Rockets, Kites and Kalkaska Skies

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
March 31, 2015 3:00 PM

Recorded in the heart of Kalkaska High School’s “Mission Control,” Karl interviews Earth Science teacher Andy Urquhart as they discuss the impact of serious projects that yield serious learning. Lighting the fire of technical challenges related to high altitude rocketry and the dangers inherent in kite surfing, Andy reveals how the students take the lead when they are excited about their classroom activities. To think that fifteen year-old students received airspace clearance from the FAA! The students said, “Let’s go higher!”…and that they did!

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Space Research in Michigan Classrooms

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
March 31, 2015 1:30 PM

Making learning authentic is a primary mission of great K-12 educators. Orion’s Quest is a Michigan based non-profit that has been collaborating with prominent space contractors and entities so that actual research from the International Space Station is integrated into classrooms around our state and the nation. In this segment, Karl Klimek introduces Pete Lawrie, the executive director of Orion’s Quest. Companies and organizations that partner with this unique STEM organization are highlighted, demonstrating the power of partnerships that are alive and well in our schools.

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When Students Lead through being Empowered, More gets Done!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
March 24, 2015 3:00 PM

When high school students are empowered and held accountable for their actions, we very often see amazing, positive results! Richard Eberly, technology teacher at New Buffalo High School, is an exemplary educator that thrives on placing the leadership and directional actions in the hands of his students. The past two years have been monumental in their expansion of the additive manufacturing equipment and projects in their school. Another classroom worth emulating, his students have developed a premier scientific community on their own!

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