The America Achieves Educator Networks works to increase the number of students who have access to and complete a quality education pathway that leads to career and life success.
The following resources describe the process used to develop high-quality, career-ready performance tasks, share key design principles for project-based learning, and provide customizable tasks designed by educators.
This full-length guide includes detailed steps for creating and implementing performance tasks, and related resources and tools. Exemplars for the “Small Business, Big Impact” task can be found on slide 18.
The performance tasks below are meant to serve as examples to help educators better understand the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and character traits needed for career success, as well as approaches to project-based learning and capstone design to support such learning. Each can serve as a valuable foundation for educators, who are encouraged to adapt the tasks to fit the needs of their students, schools, and communities.
Security Solutions in IT: Students will devise, create, and evaluate a solution to an information security need identified
by an industry partner.
Community Health Now: Students will study major healthcare issues affecting their local community and create a proposal.
In the videos below, America Achieves Educator Voice Fellows, team members, partners, and industry experts discuss the changing world of work and the process for creating career-ready performance tasks.