Connecting Your Classroom to the Community

Presentation Category: 
Work-Based Learning
Presentation Description: 
From Dewey to Horton to Brooksfield... we've all heard that students remember theory when it's applied; students think more critically when they are engaged in their learning; leadership skills our developed while decision-making and taking action; and authentic asseessments show each individual can make generalizations, apply them, and reflect on their own personal expereinces. This workshop will give you the tools to send your students out of the classroom, get your community interwoven into your curriculum, and designing authentic assessments.
Presentation Style
Lecture Style: 
Interactive Style: 
Lead Presenter
Lead Presenter Name: 
LeeAnne Del Rio, Ed.D.
Project Director: South Central tech Prep regional Coordination Grant

Funding Opportunities

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides funding to states to replace cuts to K-12 and higher education for several purposes including teacher professional development for making progress toward rigorous college and career-ready standards.

Information links for funding professional development:

Using Recovery Funds to Drive School Reform and Improvement

AARA Title I Part A Funds

Implementing the Recovery Act

Implementation Ideas from the Field

Perkins Funding

The CCPC conference includes professional development topics for faculty, counselors, and administrators that meet requirements of the 2006 Perkins Act (Sections 122, 124, 134, and 135).

Information links for funding professional development:

Perkins IV (2006) Legislation

Perkins IV (2006) Policy Guidance