We know that planning education likely looks a bit different this year. You may be operating fully online, or looking at a hybrid model of online and in-person instruction. Here we offer some digital resources for you and your students, and we look forward to continuing to partner with you to prepare planning students for the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Resources for the (Digital) Classroom
Detail from cover of PAS Report 593: Planning With Diverse Communities.
Richard Willson, FAICP, shares insights into the blend of idealism and realism needed to thrive in the planning workplace. Use one of his blog posts to spur discussions on moving from the classroom into the workplace while maintaining your values and keeping that fire burning.
Connect your students with the resources of APA. Students may join individually online, or if you are the APA administrator for your school you may bulk register your planning students through this portal.
Students and graduates of PAB-accredited degree programs may enroll in the AICP Candidate Pilot Program, which offers a different path to certification. Participants may sign up for mentors and can take the AICP exam after they graduate, before earning professional experience.
If your program doesn’t already participate, consider the APA group membership program designed for planning educators. This program allows academic departments to get access to APA resources at a discounted rate, and with convenient single-invoice billing for the college or university.
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About the Author
Karen Kazmierczak is APA's senior marketing manager.