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Building a sustainable and trained workforce is critical to the success of businesses and communities. School systems play a key role in shaping the future workforce to fulfill talent needs in their communities and regions. High school experiential learning programs are an effective way to build talent pathways in communities. Experiential learning helps prepare students for career success through hands-on experiences. This guide is designed to help business leaders and school leaders conceptualize, develop, and implement high-quality experiential learning experiences for high school students.
The Carl Vinson Institute of Government conducted research on models and best practices for experiential learning for high school students. The work examined both existing programs in Georgia and models from across the United States. The goal of the project was to identify best practices, enumerate elements of high-quality experiential learning and identify opportunities to scale experiential learning opportunities in Georgia.
High School Experiential Learning
This guide was made possible through the support of Georgia Power
Preparing students for career success by learning through experience and relating
it to classroom components.
The Experiential Learning Decision Tree is intended to aid business and school leaders as they consider creating experiential learning programs.
Keys to Success
Keys to Success include using proven models, stacking learning experiences, organizing
well, involving business partners, identifying a champion, not overextending yourself,
defining your goals and creating experiences.
Nineteen case studies from across Georgia and the United States demonstrate high-quality experiential learning opportunities for high school students. The matrix details the case studies, where they fall on the experiential learning continuum, the secret to their success, and why the approach matters.