One of our main priorities as educators is to support students so that they can become robust members of a future thriving workforce. As our schools provide students with the tools they need to succeed in the world, we want to prioritize stronger connections to subject material than theoretical examples. Following our Strategic Plan for 2018-2023, we are building capacity within teachers to expand Real World Learning (RWL) opportunities to enhance learning and make instruction more relevant to students. The ultimate goal is to adequately prepare students for their transition from education to their respective career pathways.
Linking professionals to classrooms will allow them to leverage their experience to help students find relevance in daily instruction. Implementing virtual collaborations with industry experts, for example, will improve outcomes and student satisfaction since they will be able to link classroom theory to real world application. Likewise, linking classrooms to the professional world through internships will serve as a stepping stone as students prepare for their career. Ultimately, we will ensure that all students will be able to compete academically and professionally in a global society by ensuring their place as valuable, contributing members of society.