Real World Learning

Today's Students. Tomorrow's Leaders, Talent, and Future.

Through real-world learning, students discover their passions, make meaningful connections, and turn what they love into successful fulfilling careers. They are able to chart their own course — helping them make a positive difference in the world and the lives of others.

Da Vinci’s approach to real-world learning combines hands-on educational opportunities through:

  • Project Pitch Panels – Inviting professionals during teacher professional development week to offer feedback on projects and curriculum
  • Project Consults/Collaboration – Having students work on a project for a business/organization within their career pathway classes and presenting their findings/plans to industry leaders.
  • Advisory Boards – Industry partners forming part of CTE Advisory committees where they advise educators and students as to the skills, knowledge, tools, technology, and tasks needed in today’s careers.
  • Work Experience Programs – Participation in college pipeline programs, camps, internships, job shadowing, job placements, volunteer opportunities
  • Leaving To Learns – Field trips that expose students to learning outside of the classroom including worksite visits, conferences, fairs, and more.

Through real world learning programs, we cultivate the next generation of world-ready students.

Our industry, higher education and nonprofit partners support every facet of teaching and learning at Da Vinci.

Students In Group Interview


Crissel Rodriguez
Director of Real World Learning

How We Partner with Industry:

Guest speakers
Project planning & support
Advisory Boards
Workplace tours
Student workshops
Internships/work experience
Field trips
Mentoring & coaching
Teacher professional development
Volunteer support
Direct funding... and more!