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Watch or Listen to Previously Recorded Webinars

Real World Learning is partnering with Getting Smart to provide a series of virtual sessions that focus on expanding and enhancing our region’s shared understanding of what Market Value Assets (MVAs) are, why they matter, and how to provide them.

April 15, 2021 | Incorporating Market Value Assets into K-8

This webinar explored how to implement Real World Learning into K-8 spaces. Joined by Ed Hidalgo of Cajon Valley Union School District, participants learned how the World of Work platform prepares students to be career-ready. Jennifer Kephart of Lee’s Summit Public Schools, Martha McCabe of KC STEM Alliance, and Mark Maus, North Kansas City Public Schools shared timely examples of how local schools and partners are engaging students through projects, awareness, and exposure.

March 11, 2021 | Data for Learning and Tools for Storytelling

This session dives into the importance of data and storytelling including an introduction to badging, future of badging and regional efforts underway. It also briefly highlights how students can begin to think about documenting and sharing via digital transcripts, portfolios, and comprehensive learner records. Includes presentations from Badgr and Greenlight Credentials.

February 18, 2021 | Planning for Market Value Assets

How can we ensure that all students in our regions leave high school with one or more of our Market Value Assets (MVAs) by 2030? Participates explored how districts can intentionally embed MVAs into pathways, core classes, and postsecondary plans, as well as how to help students share their real world learning stories.

December 17, 2020 | Virtual Landscape for Social Entrepreneurship

As a continuation from the November webinar on Virtual Landscape: Entrepreneurship, participants took a deeper dive into nonprofit entrepreneurship. Featuring Uncharted Learning that teaches students to discover what bugs them to start their entrepreneurship journey, a former Blue Valley CAPS student who carved his way to a million dollar company, a local leader teaching students the value of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to students who learning strictly from a project-based structure, participants walked away with helpful information to share with their leadership team and staff. 

November 19, 2020 | Virtual Landscape for Entrepreneurial Experiences

2020 has become a unique time for students to stretch their entrepreneurial wings. This webinar highlights organizations that are giving students the tools and connections to make their businesses come alive. It also helps them to realize the importance of an entrepreneurial mindset regardless of whether they want to start a business or not. And most importantly, it shares with the audience students already making a difference in their communities through their products and services.

October 15, 2020 | Virtual Landscape for College Credit & IRCs

The pandemic is shaping the future of education and forcing secondary, postsecondary, industry and state partners to rethink what access looks like for all students. This webinar showcases how postsecondary leaders are removing barriers to provide more college credit to high school students. It also shows how career centers are using innovative practices to help students gain industry-recognized credentials in an online environment.

September 17, 2020 | Virtual Landscape for Client-Connected Projects & Internships

The Virtual Landscape for Client Connected Projects and Internships webinar showcased local examples of how school districts are intentionally building connections with industry partners to create opportunities for students. By providing those connections, students gain the real-world learning skills to be successful beyond high school. The participants also heard how to help students be accountable for their experiences (client connected and internships) through software that allows them to apply for opportunities, track the status and provide reflections.

August 14, 2020 | Engaging Remote Learners

This session provides educators who may not have prior experience with facilitating remote learning with inspiration and tips to guide their thinking. The discussion focuses on how educators can foster dynamics such as student agency, collaboration, student interest, and authentic learning experiences in a remote setting.

June 5, 2020 | CBE to RWL Pathways

This session is focused on finding ways to enable students to move onto new learning experiences as they are ready. The discussion starts by framing competency-based education (CBE) and goes on to share resources including definitions, processes, and transition plans to begin to embed practices into MVA pathways.

June 5, 2020 | Design Thinking and Client-Connected Projects

One of the most powerful tools we can give our students for approaching a future full of uncertainty is the ability to identify new problems and iterate on strategies to solve them. Integrating design thinking with client-connected projects is one of the best ways to give students these skills along with the confidence to use them. This virtual visit shares inspiring examples from across the nation.

May 15, 2020 | Transcripting RWL: Extended Transcripts, Micro-Credentialing, and Badging

This session is focused on finding ways to consistently represent RWL in the form of micro-credentialing, badging, and extended transcripts. A number of examples and strategies from across the nation are shared, with discussion on the global shifts that are making these strategies more important than ever.

May 15, 2020 | Competency-Based Education

Competency-based systems hold the potential to better serve the needs of all learners by allowing them to identify and focus on growth areas, and move on when they are ready rather than based on the school calendar. This virtual visit shares examples of schools that have developed inspiring competency frameworks.

May 8, 2020 | Adding AI Courses and Content

We’re a couple of years into a new age where machine learning (a functional set of artificial intelligence [AI]), big data, and enabling technologies are transforming every sector. In every sector, there is a big data set behind every question. Every field is computational: healthcare, manufacturing, law, finance and accounting, retail, and real estate. We all work with smart machines – and they are getting smarter faster. This webinar will give attendees a chance to explore how their systems, schools, and curricula can better prepare students to thrive in an AI-driven world.

May 8, 2020 | RWL MVA Virtual Visits | Entrepreneurial Experiences

Entrepreneurial mindsets and skills are highly sought by employers. This virtual visit explores what entrepreneurial experiences are, why they’re valuable, and how to make them accessible to students, and looks at a number of inspiring examples from across the nation.

May 1, 2020 | RWL: What Will Be Different Post-Pandemic? Part Two

Much of what we had come to believe about the future has been thrown into question. How can school systems best plan to re-open, and how can they leverage current circumstances to create opportunities for innovation? This webinar provides some though-provoking questions.

May 1, 2020 | RWL MVA Virtual Visits | Client-Connected Projects

Providing students with projects tied to “real world” stakeholders is one of the best ways to give them the skills and connections they will need to thrive after graduation. This virtual visit shares a number of inspiring examples of client-connected projects from across the nation.

April 24, 2020 | RWL: What Will Be Different Post-Pandemic? Part One

This webinar shares a look at a number of new statistics, trends, and predictions that have arisen across the nation as a result of COVID-19, then uses this foundation to inspire an engaged discussion with Kansas City-region districts about the shifting expectations that they are seeing for (and from) students, educators, parents, and systems.

April 24, 2020 | RWL MVA Virtual Visits | Overview

This virtual visit provides a quick overview of MVAs before diving into photos and descriptions of a number of schools across the country that have implemented high-quality examples of each.