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In response to #futureready Iowa, Great Prairie AEA and Green Hills AEA partnered together to form a network to support area schools the development of authentic learning experiences with area businesses, industry, and other organizations.  Our vision is to provide students the opportunity to explore their passions, engage with experts while learning and applying 21st-century skills that prepare them for their future within the K-12 setting.

Our Goal

  • Work with local schools to provide authentic learning experiences that engage students in 21C Learning including collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking across multiple disciplines of learning.

  • Engage students in learning through working on authentic projects with a wide variety of potential partnerships.

  • Connect students to experts in various fields of different career pathways.

  • Allow students to network with community and business partners to gain a better understanding of community and business operations.

  • Build resiliency within our local communities. 


  • Custom Professional Development 

  • Provide Professional learning experiences around authentic and project-based learning.

  • Coaching and support to educators who are implementing authentic and project-based learning.

  • Assist in planning, development, and implementation of project-based programming.

  • Connect schools to area businesses, organizations, and industries to support authentic learning in the classroom.  


Laura Williams
21C Learning Specialist
319-753-6561 Ext. 3050 Burlington Office

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