Creating a Well-Rounded Education Through Informal Learning Experiences

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A new white paper titled, “Informal Learning Experiences: A Differentiated Instructional Approach to a Well-Rounded Education in the United States,” is now available on our website. The paper, written by Dr. Chuck Cadle, CEO of Destination Imagination, examines the current state of education in the United States and the importance of informal learning experiences to provide a more well-rounded education.

Read an excerpt below:

“There is a crisis in America. Students are not receiving the type of education that will prepare them for the global economy. Fortunately, the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has given school districts the opportunity to directly address this crisis and to join with other organizations to provide students with a well-rounded education. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) highlights the importance of equal opportunity for all students, including education in the Arts, Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, English and Mathematics. Added to the ESSA’s well-rounded education definition were writing, engineering, music, health, technology, computer sciences, career and technical education and physical education. Title 1 of ESSA includes a requirement that all districts provide ‘well-rounded education activities,’ such as those offered by Destination Imagination.”

Click here to read the full white paper.

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