Real World Learning in Chicagoland Pathways

Getting Smart

For the last five years, Kansas City educators have been visiting high schools across the country in search of great examples of Real World Learning, including client projects, entrepreneurial experiences, internships, college credits, and industry-recognized credentials. Last month, a group of principals visited rural, suburban, and urban Chicagoland high schools featuring real-world learning experiences in career pathways. 

Key Points:

  • Schools like Barrington, Central, Elk Grove, and Art in Motion are empowering students through entrepreneurship, career pathways, and creative endeavors, shaping them into future-ready leaders.
  • Collaborations like the DuPage County Work-Based Learning Consortium are instrumental in providing students with practical experiences, such as internships and apprenticeships, preparing them for successful transitions into the workforce.
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