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Authentic Learning Experiences: Connecting the Classroom and the Real World

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Meeting Description:

Teachers frequently design simulated experiences for their students. Simulations, while engaging for some, fall short of the mark for others. Moving beyond simulations and toward creating authentic learning experiences validates the connection between the curriculum and the real world, thus engaging and challenging students. These experiences naturally create a context for career and college preparation and reflect the goals of the Common Core State Standards, as students become deeply involved in challenging investigations.

In this webinar you'll:

  • Learn what authentic learning is and why it's important
  • Discover how to implement authentic learning in your classroom
  • See examples of authentic learning experiences
Date: Thu, Nov 15, 2012
Time: 05:00 PM EST
Duration: 45 minutes
Host(s): Compass Learning
 Presenter Information
Dayna Laur
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Dayna Laur has been a high school social studies teacher in Pennsylvania for 12 years. Over the past three years, she has worked closely with the Classrooms for the Future initiative in PA, presenting to teachers, instructional technology coaches, and higher education faculty members on ways to integrate project-based learning in a technology-rich environment. She was also featured as the model teacher for Authentic Based Classroom Instruction as produced by the National Institute for Professional Practice.
Dayna received a B.A. in history from Virginia Tech, an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Pittsburgh, and an M.S. in 21st century teaching and learning from Wilkes University.