Bill Bass, Innovation Coordinator at Parkway C-2 School District — The Path to Higher Ed — Episode 1

The Path to Higher Ed is a SchooLinks hosted podcast community that explores trending topics and issues in the area of college and career readiness. Our featured guests are pushing education forward by constantly learning from, innovating and applying their college and career readiness practices. Listen to gain their insights and apply them to your own college and career readiness practices.

Today, we’re speaking with Bill Bass, an innovation coordinator helping his district align their student’s next steps into passionate world changers. Listen in as Bill talks about coordinating college and career readiness at district level, across 28 buildings. Hear their “career pathways” approach that starts in 6th grade and is implemented in some form across every high school in the district.

About Bill

Bill Bass is the Innovation Coordinator at Parkway C-2 School District. Among his other systemic considerations to the meaningful adoption of technology, Bass defines equity as access to content, access to equipment and devices and equity of the experience a student will have in a classroom. He keeps an eye on the future through the innovation playground, a research and design space created to investigate new products and approaches.

About the District

Parkway C-2 School District is located in Chesterfield, MO. With about 17,500 students, it is one of the largest districts in St. Louis County and in Missouri. Parkway’s 28 schools and early childhood centers are renowned for their achievements, with 17 Blue Ribbon Awards for Excellence in Education from the U.S. Department of Education and 19 Gold Star Awards from the State of Missouri. While each school is unique, collectively they make up one of the highest performing school districts in the country.

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