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Authentic Learning Experiences: A Real-World Approach to Project-Based Learning
     

Authentic Learning Experiences: A Real-World Approach to Project-Based Learning

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by Dayna Laur
 

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Learn how to implement a real-world approach to project-based learning. Authentic learning experiences are created around genuine, outside audiences and meaningful purposes. They meet the Common Core, engage students in critical thinking and 21st Century learning, teach important skills such as research and collaboration, and improve student learning. This

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Learn how to implement a real-world approach to project-based learning. Authentic learning experiences are created around genuine, outside audiences and meaningful purposes. They meet the Common Core, engage students in critical thinking and 21st Century learning, teach important skills such as research and collaboration, and improve student learning. This practical guide provides step-by-step instructions to make it easy for teachers to create their own authentic learning experiences. The book is loaded with a variety of examples from different grade levels and content areas.

Bonus! Each example incorporates technology and addresses the Common Core State Standards.

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"With Authentic Learning Experiences, Dayna Laur has outlined a realistic model for creating dynamic classrooms that will prepare students with the skills, critical thinking and problem solving that will prepare them for their lives. Use this book to experiment and connect with other teachers to transform your classrooms."
—Holly Jobe, President of ISTE

"This book pushes you beyond the traditional mode of teaching to one that truly engages students in relevant, authentic life experiences. The examples of Authentic Learning Experiences are inspiring. As a peer coach in my district, I wanted to share the content and examples with many of my colleagues from various levels and contents."
—Erica Ringelspaugh, Adams-Friendship High School, WI

"With the advent of the Common Core Standards, educators are constantly looking for valuable resources for the classroom that create authentic learning experiences. This resource provides the background information, explanation, and justification for those authentic learning experiences and additionally addresses the Common Core aspect. The examples provided are outstanding. I appreciated the chapter regarding the "Outside Audience," particularly because it seems to be an area that is overlooked. I also appreciate the information regarding research! My district struggles with authentic research opportunities and this resource provides justification and sound ideas."
—Kim Wagner, Traughber Jr. High, IL

This book provides a wealth of information; interesting, thought-provoking ideas; and a challenge to increase the rigor of our instruction. This book is appropriate for all classroom teachers who seek to improve student engagement, inspire learners, and move toward real-world'solutions to our difficult problems.

Kathy Highfield and Laura Pardo, Michigan Reading Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317921318
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/27/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
168
File size:
3 MB

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Authentic Learning Experiences : A Real-World Approach to Project-Based Learning 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JMcCarthyEdS More than 1 year ago
I work with schools across the United States on Project Based Learning and quality instructional strategies. A common area of support that I address is authentic learning experiences. Finally, there's a reference book I can recommend and use with staffs during staff development. Dayna Laur shows great insight into the what and value of authentic learning experiences. The extensive detail will enable veteran and new teachers to effectively develop and implement learning experiences that will help students put academic skills and concepts into a context that makes sense to them in the world beyond the classroom. Dayna's experience shines through as someone speaking from practice not just theory. Want more students to shine in their learning and make deep connections? Get this book.