Collaboration between Education and Business/Industry is a vital goal of the Pinal County School Office. Pinal Teach 21 can serve as a hub to foster those collaborations by bridging the expertise of Industry Partners and authentic learning experiences being implemented in Pinal County classrooms.
The Pinal Teach 21 Authentic Learning Model outlined on the teacher page is a project based learning model that requires students to apply knowledge and skills learned not only before, but also during the real-world learning situation. In this model, teachers plan interdisciplinary authentic learning projects that require students to assume a role and present their culminating product to an authentic audience (review model on Techer page). Teachers usually need the expertise of Industry partners for planning projects and to evaluate student products.This page helps facilitate this process by providing a list of Industry Partners that can serve as experts and collaborators for these projects. There are also resources available for both industry partners and teachers.