The Shorewood School District hosted the second annual Authentic Learning Showcase in the Shorewood High School Arena on Tuesday evening, May 2, 2018, from 6:00-8:00 pm. The signature event featured dozens of K-12 student projects at table exhibits, as well as stage presentations. Hundreds attended the event, including families, community members, partners, teachers, and students.
Authentic learning connects students’ skills and knowledge to real-world issues and needs. Students participate in research and reflection. They collaborate with peers and engage with their community to advance their learning and present high-quality work to audiences beyond the classroom. These educational experiences build character and citizenship by improving their ability to make meaningful contributions to the world; increase wellness by building students’ confidence in their knowledge, skills, and individual strengths; and prepare students for their future in college and careers.
The first half of the Showcase, from 6:00-7:00 pm, featured an "open house" format, with guests browsing approximately 35 exhibit tables featuring student projects. During the last half of the event, from 7:00-8:00 pm, five student groups representing each school in the District presented on the main stage to tell their authentic learning stories. All of the stage presentations were video recorded and can be viewed by visiting @ShorewoodSchools on Facebook.
See photos from the Authentic Learning Showcase here.
This year's event was sponsored by the Shorewood SEED Foundation, Mod Pizza, and Clearwing Productions.