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RWL Thematic 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.

Watch or listen to previously recorded webinars:

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.

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.

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.

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.

RWL | 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.

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.

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.

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.

*NEW* 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.

*NEW* 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.