Design for Real-World Learning
This case study of real-world learning opportunities will consists of 3 mini-breakout sessions during which participants will dive deep into the leadership strategies that support personalizing the student experience through authentic learning opportunities. Following an introductory discussion and presentation, breakout groups will explore 3 examples of real world learning initiatives currently underway at BWRSD (Real World Learning Challenge Collaborative via Digital Promise / CZI, Sail Bristol Warren, Generation Citizen). Participants will then engage in a group discussion about leadership moves that enable and promote these types of learning experiences. The breakout groups will then ideate and design takeaways for their schools/districts/organizations.
The Bristol Warren Regional School District educates the students of the towns of Bristol and Warren, RI, educating approximately 3,300 students in four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Through its efforts to increase student achievement and personalize learning for the whole child, BWRSD has been recognized by Digital Promise (League of Innovative Schools), Future Ready Schools, The US Department of Education (NCII/DBI Program) and several other organizations as a model district across the New England Region.