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.
Teachers, schools, and community partners collaborate to design real world learning experiences for students in Loudon County Public Schools.
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.
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.
Students at the High School of Health Sciences (HS2) participate in immersion experiences in the fields of medical research, emergency medicine, clinical experience, and therapy at local partner sites.
Students at Blue Valley CAPS realize their strengths and passions by exploring and experiencing high-growth, high-demand professions professions.
Students in Owsley County participate in remote internships with employers around the country to develop their career awareness and readiness.
Ridgeway High School District is transforming students’ perceptions and providing opportunities for them to receive relevant training for local jobs in technology and manufacturing.
Students at Princeton City Schools develop their work ethic and earn certificates through internships and part-time jobs with local partners.