Educator Resources

As an educator, your role in the work-based learning process will be to guide your students as they plan, strategize, and complete work for their business partner.

Authentic Learning Blueprint Guide

Read through our conclusive authentic learning blueprint guide to better understand the process and familiarize yourself with the kinds of work your students will be doing.

Iowa Authentic Learning Network Teacher Resources

You’re invited to join the Iowa Authentic Learning Network – a  PLN for those passionate about providing students with student-centered authentic learning opportunities! This group has been established to help support educators implementing authentic learning projects.  Join the group to gain access to shared resources and hear about professional learning opportunities or other events.

Department of Education Work-Based Learning Resources

Iowa Department of Education Work-Based Learning site The Iowa Department of Education has a wide range of free resources to download that cover experiences across the entire work-based learning continuum. From authentic projects to job shadows and school-based enterprises to internships, this site has something for everyone.

  1. Iowa Career Pathway Mapping Projects The Iowa Department of Education offers robust and informative career pathways resources across almost every industry or career cluster to help students, educators and other stakeholders not only better understand the types of careers available in Iowa, but also what to expect in terms of wages, job duties, education requirements and much more. A total of nine pathways are available, such as Advanced Manufacturing, Energy, Information Technology and Health Science.

Professional Development Opportunities

Authentic Learning Bootcamp.  Click here for renewal credit sign-up and here for graduate credit sign-up. (Need AEA login)

Leading Authentic Learning for Administrators Click here to sign up for this facilitated self-paced learning option to apply towards evaluator renewal. 

Agile for Education: A Scrum Play By Play is a blended learning opportunity offered by AEA Learning Online.

Project Accelerator leads teachers in reaching out to business partners to build authentic learning projects with them and increases awareness and use of the Clearinghouse.

Other Resources

Below are other resources you may find useful. Please contact us if you know of a resource that would be great to add to this list. 

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