COOL Experiences

COOL Experiences

COOL Week becomes COOL Experiences

Leander ISD is evolving our long-standing work-based experience (formerly known as COOL Week) as we adjust to our virtual world. This has presented an opportunity for us to begin offering COOL Experiences, a variety of platforms to engage students with potential career pathways. COOL Experiences seeks to EXPLORE // CONNECT // and INSPIRE.

Why is it so great?

One of the crown jewels of the LISD College and Career Pathways program, COOL Experiences provide LISD students the opportunity to explore a career or industry in which they have an interest. College is an expensive place to find out what you want to be when you grow up. COOL Experiences allow students to “try on” careers before entering post-secondary education and training. The goal is for students to become aware of the skills, education, and training required for a specific career path.

 
For Partners

Business Partners have the flexibility to decide what works best within their framework. COOL Experiences occur throughout the school year in all career fields.

  • COOL Convos - COOL Convos offer a more intimate experience between students and career professionals. Facilitated via Zoom, Convos give students the chance to have a more personal conversation and ask questions about specific career paths;

  • COOL Webinar - COOL Webinars provide more of a one-way delivery of information about a career path directly from the COOL business partners to a larger student audience. Facilitated by an LISD host, students will have the opportunity to use the Q&A feature via Zoom to ask questions;

  • COOL Collaboration - COOL Collaborations will allow select students the opportunity to work on a hands-on project with a business partner;

  • COOL On-Location - COOL On-Location allows seniors the opportunity to intern or shadow with a business partner; and,

  • COOL Excursion - COOL Excursions are field trips or site visits allowing students the opportunity to gain insight into day-to-day operations and career fields.

    Interested in learning more about being a Business Partner?

    If you'd like to meet an appointment with Pat Lotz, please pick a time that best meets your scheduling needs. Complete this Business Partner Google Form so Pat Lotz or one of our six Transition Coordinators can get in touch.

For Students

What is a COOL Experience?

Leander ISD is evolving our long-standing work-based learning (formerly known as COOL Week) as we adjust to our virtual world. This has presented an opportunity for us to begin offering COOL Experiences: a variety of platforms to engage students in potential career pathways. COOL Experiences seek to EXPLORE // CONNECT // and INSPIRE.

See the COOL Smore Newsletter to learn more about COOL Experiences for students.

 

QUESTIONS? Contact your campus
College & Career Transition Coordinator.

Leander High School

College & Career Center 

Cedar Park High School

College & Career Center

Rouse High School

College & Career Center

Vista Ridge High School

College & Career Center

 
  Vandegrift High School

College & Career Center

Glenn High School

College &  Career Center

 
For Teachers

Each summer, teachers have the opportunity to attend COOL Experiences providing them an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of industry careers to take back into their students.

Teacher COOL Experiences - Application Currently Closed

COOL Experiences Highlights

Questions?

For more information on COOL Experiences please book an appointment or contact our LISD COOL Experiences Coordinator, Pat Lotz.

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