Create opportunities to highlight your students’ work, skills and talent to the community.
Student showcases are an opportunity to connect your students to the broader community. These events can take many forms, including workshops, performances, networking events, gallery nights, or award ceremonies to name a few.
How does this fit with my class?
Whether your event is open to the entire community or specific community members as guests, students can gain real world experience in event planning, connecting with community members, and presenting their work.
- Utilize professional communication and presentation skills
- Network with professionals and community members
- Engage broader community to showcase educational programming or highlight a specific project
- Objectives will vary based on the nature of the community event
- In school
- Out of school
What will my students gain?
From the Partnership for 21st Century Learning Framework:
Communication and Collaboration
- Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts
- Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions
- Use communication for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate and persuade)
- Communicate effectively in diverse environments
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Analyze how parts of a whole interact with each other to produce overall outcomes in complex systems
- Reflect critically on learning experiences and processes
Life & Career Skills
- Present oneself professionally and with proper etiquette
- Respects cultural differences and works effectively with people from a range of social and cultural backgrounds