In January 2018, Governor Reynolds announced, though her first executive order, the development of an Iowa Clearinghouse for Worked-Based Learning. It is a national model where businesses can post project ideas for students and teachers to search and find relevant projects that can be integrated into their curriculum.
Why our Town? is a statewide project that any chamber can use right off the shelf with their local school district or districts. This project will familiarize businesses and organizations with an example of an authentic project where students work to solve a problem for the business or organization in mutually beneficial collaboration. Authentic projects are set up by business with the help of Instructional Designers and AEA Learning Online.
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