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Real-World Learning Framework for Elementary Schools : Digital Tools and Practical Strategies for

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Creation in the real world is a disorganized process, and in order to foster authentic learning in the classroom, teachers must be flexible in planning and supporting learning experiences.

Bring about deeper, self-directed learning in elementary school students. This book outlines opportunities teachers and students have to exercise cognitive complexity, engagement, and technology integration through real-world project-based instruction. Part one details the Create Excellence Framework for 21st century skills, and part two offers sample lesson plans from real-world learning projects, so educators can help students take more responsibility for and find more enthusiasm in their own learning.


  • Learn each of the components of the research-based Create Excellence Framework for lesson planning and how each component connects to student content standards.
  • Discover the five levels of real-world learning, helping students find greater fulfillment in their PBL (project-based learning).
  • Answer questions to consider in setting up the Create Excellence Framework for real-world learning.
  • Consult real-world examples of Create Excellence Framework–applicable learning projects that meet the guidelines of curriculum standards.
  • Learn about many online tools and resources to promote online projects that engage students in authentic learning.


Introduction: The Create Excellence Framework for Real-World Learning

Part I:

Chapter 1—Real-World Learning

Chapter 2—Cognitive Complexity

Chapter 3—Student Engagement

Chapter 4—Technology Integration

Chapter 5—Implementation of the Create Excellence Framework

Part II:

English Language Arts Projects

Mathematics Projects

Social Studies Projects

Science Projects

References and Resources

Number of Pages: 330
Genre: Education
Sub-Genre: Curricula
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Solution Tree
Author: Marge Maxwell & Rebecca Stobaugh & Janet Lynne Tassell
Language: English
Street Date: March 3, 2017
TCIN: 52098788
UPC: 9781943874514
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-2501
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