About snapshot categories
Curriculum, Credits, and In-School Supports
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.
Career and Workforce Development
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.
Connections with Community, Mentors, and Experts
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.
Learner Agency and Supports
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” Community Showcase
Winton Woods City Schools
“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.
A Network of Urban Schools Committed to Real World Learning
Schools That Can
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.
BioPath Internship Program
Lake Washington Public Schools
High school students learn about career options in the biomedical and bioscience fields by participating in highly-structured internship experiences.
Community Connections Office
Loudoun County Public Schools
Teachers, schools, and community partners collaborate to design real world learning experiences for students in Loudon County Public Schools.
Diverse Real World Learning Initiatives
Lakota Local Schools
Students in Lakota Local Schools develop career awareness and readiness with guest speakers, job shadowing, and internships.
Engineer for the Week
Facebook's Engineer for the Week
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.
Global Scholars Program
Middle school students in Broward County Public Schools connect with peers in other parts of the world through online discussion boards and multimedia projects.
Hands-on, Play-based STEAM Learning Experiences
LEGO’s lesson plans and professional development resources help educators develop students’ higher order thinking skills and career readiness.
Medical Youth Residency Program
Huntley Community School District 158
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.
Out of Eden Learn Program
Broward County Public Schools elementary school students connect with peers from diverse geographical and socioeconomic settings for collective learning experiences.