What We Do 2018-10-23T12:36:40+00:00

What We Do

STC reimagines education through real-world learning by working with our cross-sector network of schools to empower leaders, develop teachers, and engage students around hands-on, Real-World Learning.

Our Signature Programs

Our Programs

Real-World Learning Rubric

Our Real-World Learning (RWL) Rubric, published in 2017, serves as a guide to help K-12 schools reflect, set goals, and drive improvements around RWL, which “at its core is learning that is active, applied, and grounded in the world beyond school walls”

“Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning results.” – John Dewey, 1902

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Why Real World Learning Matters

47%

of U.S. employment is at risk of being automated out of existence

14%

of low-income students earn a bachelor’s degree within 8 years

93%

of parents and students say finding a career passion is important

Our Sources

See What Real-World Learning looks like in action

Students at Pioneer Academy in NYC engage in hands-on maker activities to learn computer science.

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West Side HS students in Newark gain real-world experience through the STC Career Skills program

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Chicago Tech Academy has piloted and grown a mastery-based grading system to support student success.

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