Deeper Learning Competency Spotlight
Master core academic content (d, e, f, g, h)
Develop academic mindsets (i, j, k)
Content areas: All
This strategy is a scaffold for interacting with experts so that students are prepared to make the most out of their data collection experience. An expert is someone who has authoritative, comprehensive, or demonstrated knowledge and skill in a particular discipline or area. Experts include scientists, chefs, artists, doctors, community leaders, professors, nutritionists, and so on. This strategy will help students prepare for interviewing experts.
Experts provide students with a beautiful connection between their academic content and the real world. The process of learning from an expert brings content to life and helps students see the applicable value in their studies. In addition to serving as an authentic data source, interacting with experts gives students an opportunity to develop the valuable lifelong skill of communicating with professionals and the chance to imagine themselves in a particular workforce.