Experts provide opportunities for students to see and experience real world learning in the classroom.
The opportunity to learn from experts and witness their work in person or virtually is an invaluable experience. It helps students experience what professionals do on a daily basis which inspires students to consider careers and shows them how their classwork links to professional tasks.
How does this fit with my class?
Live demonstrations help students experience what professionals do on a daily basis which inspires students to consider careers and shows them how their classwork links to professional tasks.
- Observe, describe and learn skill(s)
- Describe key skills or concepts based on demonstration
- Utilize information to make decisions
- Construct and ask effective questions
- Communicate effectively
- Learn about a specific career path or industry
- In school
- Out of school
What will my students gain?
From the Partnership for 21st Century Learning:
Creativity and Innovation
- Be open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives; incorporate group input and feedback into the work
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Interpret information and draw conclusions based on the best analysis
- Analyze how parts of a whole interact with each other to produce overall outcomes in complex systems
Communication and Collaboration
- Use communication for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate and persuade) Utilize multiple media and technologies, and know how to judge their effectiveness a priori as well as assess their impact
- Communicate effectively in diverse environments
- Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions
Life & Career Skills
- Know when it is appropriate to listen and when to speak
- Present oneself professionally and with proper etiquette