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Friday, July 18 • 10:20am - 11:25am
Bringing Real World/Global Learning to Common Core: One District’s Journey with the Out of Eden Walk and Everyday Africa Project

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In order give students purpose to engage students deeply in the Common Core, District 21 in Wheeling, IL has partnered with the Pulitzer Center to bring real world issues and a global perspective to students. By framing the Out of Eden Walk and Everyday Africa Projects with problem-based, authentic learning units connected to the Common Core, students had the opportunity to collaborate with experts in the field, peers from around the globe, and their own communities to solve real-world problems.

Participants will leave with examples of how to:

*Engage students deeply in the Common Core through problem-based, authentic learning experiences
*Deepen professional practices of teachers and encourage risk-taking
*Connect classrooms across districts and across the world
*Partner with organizations to support instruction

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Tracy Crowley

Information Literacy Specialist, Wheeling CCSD21
Tracy Crowley is an instructional leader with a passion for deep student engagement, student directed learning, and innovative instructional practices. She has experience with elementary, middle school, staff development, and administrative experiences. Currently, Tracy is the district-wide... Read More →
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Mark Schulte

Education Director, Pulitzer Center
Mark Schulte is the Director of Education Outreach for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. He uses the journalism supported by the Pulitzer Center to engage students on under-­reported global topics such as water and sanitation, extractives and commodities, climate change, women... Read More →

Friday July 18, 2014 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Berkeley - 2nd Floor
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