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.
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.
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.
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.
Students at Huntley High School Medical Academy gain hands-on experience in medical fields by completing rotations similar to those experienced by students in medical school.
CommunityShare’s online platform matches educators with regional community partners who serve as mentors, internship hosts, guest speakers, and more.
Meriden Public Schools’ Personalized Learning Experiences (PLE) program allows high school students to design credit-earning programs of study based on personal or career interests that aren’t covered as part of the standard curriculum.
Live It Learn It turns the city of Washington, DC into a classroom where students from under-resourced communities can experience hands-on learning in the Arts, Humanities, and Science.