I barely got to the airport before I purchased Dayna Laur’s book, Authentic Learning Experiences: A Real-World Approach to Project Based Learning. I was so impressed with her knowledge and her passion for this subject and I am certain that this same energy will flow from her pages of this book. I like that this book is going to help me better 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. It also includes quick to implement “checks for understanding” as the reader progresses through the book.
I will let you know what I think, stay tuned!