Snapshots in this category showcase a range of in-school implementations to support real world learning. They highlight examples of: thoughtful curriculum integration, project-based learning, STEAM and STEM programming, teacher professional learning, dual credits for students, and credentialing.
Schools, communities, and organizations are supporting career exploration and workforce development in a variety of ways. Snapshots in this category feature examples of: internship programs (virtual and in-person), career fairs, career exposure and connection activities, job shadowing and training, and more.
Many powerful real world learning snapshots focus on building connections for learners with their communities through: partnerships, mentoring, and engaging with experts (in and out of school, virtually and in-person). Examples in this category look at how those connections are brokered and sustained.
Snapshots in this category pay special attention to student agency in offering choice on pathway and activity, flexible learning environments, and amplifying student creativity and voice. They explore supports around social-emotional learning, equity, personalization, and more.
“A Night of Freedom” brings the city of Cincinnati together and allows students from all grade levels to showcase their work centered around the subject of freedom.
Schools That Can offers design challenges, STEM maker programs, a Real World Learning rubric, and more to provide educators and students in low-income communities with real world learning opportunities.
High school students learn about career options in the biomedical and bioscience fields by participating in highly-structured internship experiences.
Mentor Public Schools helps develop the school to career pipeline by connecting graduates with local employment opportunities.
Teachers, schools, and community partners collaborate to design real world learning experiences for students in Loudon County Public Schools.
Students in Lakota Local Schools develop career awareness and readiness with guest speakers, job shadowing, and internships.
Facebook’s Engineer for the Week program empowers historically underrepresented learners to develop career awareness and coding and engineering skills by building working technology prototypes that address a social issue of their choice.
Middle school students in Broward County Public Schools connect with peers in other parts of the world through online discussion boards and multimedia projects.
Teachers and administrators design and implement professional learning experiences that allow them to visit and learn from schools, businesses, and other organizations around the country.
LEGO’s lesson plans and professional development resources help educators develop students’ higher order thinking skills and career readiness.