Real World Delivered to the Classroom. Pathful Connect connects teachers and students with the right industry experts virtually, without having to spend much planning time while providing an effective way for companies to extend education outreach and create equity of access.
Although you will find many social aspects to the Pathful Connect platform to connect and inform, there are several ways to participate:
- Join an Industry Chat. Many of our professionals will offer interactive, live sessions for your classroom to join. Industry Connections are offered throughout the year and often fall into themes (e.g. Hour of Code, Black History Month, Executive Leadership, etc.). If you find a time and topic that fits into your schedule, you can sign up and join other classrooms. Click here to see a list of current Industry Connections.
- Use the Video Library. We record many of the live sessions and have thousands of videos of professionals and companies. If you participated in a live session, you can use the video for review afterward with your class or share it with your other classes. You can also assign available videos to your students to introduce a unit for homework, provide a recording for absent students, etc. Click here to access the Video Library.
- Request an Industry Professional. You can request an industry professional to virtually come into your classroom. Through the system, you can request a specific professional by sending them the topic, date and time. If the professional doesn't respond to or declines the request, we will go to work finding another presenter for you! Once your request is accepted, we help prepare everyone for the session. Whether you need someone in a field to talk about their career and job, make a connection to how a curriculum topic is applied in the real world, get someone to help students with a long-term project or even find an audience for student presentations of projects, Nepris can help you find the right person.
- Career Explorer. You or your students can search on industries and careers, using information incorporated from O*NET Web Services by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Not only can you find out about tasks, work styles, salaries, outlook, etc. but we match the results with videos form our library so you can listen and learn from an expert in that industry.