Keith’s Seminars, Conferences, and Readings

October 6-7:  Keith will be presenting a professional development seminar for educators titled Conquering the Common Core Vocabulary at Notre Dame College.  He will be discussing the instructional strategies related to improving students’ understanding of Tier 2 and 3 vocabulary in both their reading and writing. Register here.

October 13-14:  Keith will be presenting a professional development seminar for educators titled Careers and the Classroom at Notre Dame College.  He will be discussing the importance of connecting career skills to classroom lessons. Register here.  

April 21:  Keith will be signing copies of his novel My Last Year of Life (in School) at the Mentor Barnes & Noble 1-3 PM.

May 4:  Keith will be speaking at the Lakeland Community College Part-Time Faculty Appreciation Dinner and receiving an award for his ten years of teaching at the college.

May 12:  Keith is conducting his Word Power Seminar and read from his novel My Last Year of Life (in School) (and signing books) at the Morley Public Library in Painesville.  He will also answer questions related to getting published. This seminar is 11 AM – 12:30 PM.

Guest speakers help Riverside High School students explore career options, increase financial literacy

Local business owner Bradford Boergert was a guest speaker at Riverside High School on March 20. He discussed how the insurance industry works.
Local business owner Bradford Boergert was a guest speaker at Riverside High School on March 20. He discussed how the insurance industry works. Tawana Roberts — The News-Herald
Stacey Smaretsky teaches Riverside High School students about financial literacy and careers in finance on March 20.Stacey Smaretsky teaches Riverside High School students about financial literacy and careers in finance on March 20. Tawana Roberts — The News-Herald

Students at Riverside High School in Painesville Township are getting ready for the real world.

Area professionals spoke to the economics, marketing and accounting classes about potential career options on March 19 and 20.

Unlike an average career day where students only learn about careers, the two-day speaking series taught them several lifelong lessons.

Riverside College and Career Readiness Coordinator Keith Manos, who organized the event, said it was designed to examine careers in business, learn about necessary career skills and focus on the concepts learned in class.

The speakers were recruited through the Eastern Lake County Chamber of Commerce and Riverside Business Advisory Committee.

The panel included entrepreneurs, insurance specialists, financial advisers and banking professionals.

While many of the students did not aspire to enter the insurance industry, they learned a lot from Bradford Boergert, owner of Boergert Wright Insurance in Painesville and independent insurance agent.

All of the students who had cars were all ears when Boergert explained how to file an automobile claim and what happens if the insurance company cancels the customer.

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