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At a time when academic achievement is flat at best, and the national ranking continues to decline, take a moment to reflect on how well kids are prepared for life. Industry feedback states young people enter the workforce lacking critical skill sets. We live in the information age, yet we don’t prepare students with the tools to compete and succeed in a global economy. Critical thinking and problem solving skills, creativity and innovation, independent learners and collaborative workers, flexibility and adaptability, productivity and accountability, ability to transfer learning, social skills, cultural awareness, leadership, and more. These things are fundamental to future success, yet how many are intentionally cultivated in our youth?

Breakthrough Education Strategies creates classrooms that replicate work environments. Students work on computers to access curriculum delivered in the form of teacher-built Learning Modules, which are aligned with state curriculum content standards and high bar testing. These Learning Modules utilize multiple learning modalities and provide scaffolding to help students develop background knowledge and then apply that knowledge to authentic tasks, real world problems or creative projects. Desks are replaced by tables and a Dialogue Center where students come together for dialogue sessions facilitated by the teacher, much as workers come together around conference tables. Students are expected to self-regulate, find answers to their own questions, research for information, synthesize that information, and transfer learning through project development. Teachers become facilitators, curriculum designers and part of the collaborative learning environment rather than the center of all knowledge in the classroom. These strategies help students become independent learners – researching, problem-solving and taking responsibility for their own learning.