Opportunities & Events

Upcoming opportunities for our educational partners across our region to Support, Attend and Engage

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K-16 Collaborative Hosted Events

This section will showcase events hosted by us, or in partnership with the K-16 Collaborative.

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Problem Solve Like an Expert

According to a 2019 Burning Glass Labor Report, problem-solving ranks among the top three most demanded skills by employers of the 21st century. Increasingly, educators are being asked to narrow the gap between formal education and practice in technical and engineering fields. In fact, companies are looking for demonstrated competencies in problem-solving and relying less and less on formal degrees and credentials. A major challenge is assuring that high school students are prepared to tackle complex and difficult problems in their future professions. Universities, particularly institutions such as UC San Diego, are committed to developing these problem-solving skills for technical environments in all students both present and future. The Jacobs School of Engineering and UC San Diego Division of  Extended Studies have formed a collaboration to spearhead this initiative to significantly enhance the options for high school graduates regardless of which path they choose.

The Program

  • Problem-Solving: Their curriculum teaches effective strategies for impactful problem-solving and solution development. The modular curriculum consists of 13 modules and accompanying hands-on projects catered to high school students. 
  • Self-Regulated Learning: Their pedagogical framework uses meta-cognitive strategies that enable students to self-assess and track their progress over time. Students are trained to reflect and identify areas of improvement.
  • Pro-Dev: They have professional development programs accompanying the curriculum to help teachers adopt the modules for their classroom. Teachers have professional development opportunities through teaching credits.

For more information, visit their website:

Summer 2024 Training Program for Teachers

This summer, they are seeking high school teachers who are interested in learning the curriculum, modifying the content for their own high school course, and helping their students develop critical thinking skills (no matter the content area). To learn more, view the flyer.

Space is limited, so sign up soon! They may be able to open another session, but only if there’s enough interest.

How the K-16 Collaborative Grant can Help

Are you a teacher in business, computing, engineering, or healthcare? Interested in participating? Our grant can help cover the costs of the workshop fees, transportation, lodging, and parking. Contact your CTE lead to find out if you can attend.

Partner Hosted Events

This section will showcase events hosted by our partners, open to our larger community. Please reach out to us at: if you would like to submit information about an upcoming event.

K-12 Events

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Postsecondary Events

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