What do you do when the landscape of a subject area like biotechnology is so vast and ever-changing that you can’t possibly cover it all? If you’re Lakota East AP biology teacher Kayley Shafner, you empower your students to dive into the technology that most aligns with their interests and career goals.
Real World Learning
Being future-ready requires real world learning experiences that challenge our students to solve real problems with the concepts they've learned. We do this by connecting our students to authentic audiences or industry experts.
Real World Learning is any and all in-class or extracurricular experiences that facilitate learning about industry expectations, careers, professionalism and executive functioning skills. The focus is on experiences that relate academic content to real-life application.
Real world learning opportunities come in many forms and at all grade levels, but always connect back to the Portrait of a Lakota Graduate. This includes preparing students for the challenges they may face on their post-high school journey toward one of the 4Es: Enrollment, Enlistment, Employment, or Entrepreneurship.