Beyond School: Earning Credit for Real-World Experiences
In Providence, R.I., the school system values learning that happens both inside and outside the classroom. The 23,500-student district is in the third year of a collaborative project with the nonprofit Providence After School Alliance that enables students to earn digital badges and even course credit for experiences that take place beyond the schoolhouse doors.
The expanded learning opportunities include working on engineering projects, video-editing, community service, and business start-ups. The project began as a pilot in 2011 with just 30 students. It's now in two high schools with plans to expand to four, serving 200 students by next year.
Join Education Week for this webinar featuring representatives from the school district and the nonprofit partner organization that teamed up on the project. Find out what they've learned along the way to broaden community support and better serve students through real-life experiences.
Guests:Alex Molina, deputy director, Providence After School Alliance, R.I.
Patrick Duhon, director of expanded learning, Providence Public Schools/Providence After School Alliance, R.I.
This webinar will be moderated by Caralee Adams, contributing writer, Education Week.
Underwriting for the content of this webinar has been provided by the Wallace Foundation.Register now for this free live webinar.