Take part in the 2017 #ACBSP4Change campaign to benefit the Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) P21 Partnership for 21st Century Learning/Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics (STEAM).

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AUHSD is fast becoming an acknowledged leader in the national movement to infuse real world learning into the classroom, as recent initiatives served to further raise the District’s profile in successfully preparing students for college and 21st century careers.

P21, or the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, was founded as a coalition bringing together the business community, education leaders, and policymakers to help students prepare for 21st century careers. The first event was the P21 Summit, which drew more than 350 educators from across Orange County.

The summit was a great opportunity to share best practices supporting 21st century teaching and learning. The AUHSD was front and center at the event.

The second event that showcased AUHSD’s prominence in the national movement was the P21 Sustainability Conference at Cal State Fullerton. For the second consecutive year, students performed “TED Talks” outlining their solutions for global issues related to the environment, alternative energy, health, or sustainable design.

“The added bonus is that students highlighted in their TED Talks global competency skills such as verbal communication, articulating complex topics, advocacy, and relating issues to their own lives and communities,” said Orange County United Way Senior Education Manager Sergio Contreras, whose agency is the primary sponsor of the showcase.

To successfully face rigorous higher education coursework, career challenges, and a globally competitive workforce, it is clear that schools must align classroom environments with real world environments. That means not only emphasizing core content, but other academic subjects such as foreign languages, the visual and performing arts, civics, government, economics, history, and geography. P21 also emphasizes emotional and social intelligence (students being able to collaborate and exhibit good leadership and team skills), literacies in the use of media/technology, financial, civic, and environmental literacy, and global awareness/competence.

Your Donation Can Make a Difference — #ACBSP4CHANGE

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The Marketing Committee has a goal of collecting $2,500 to present AUHSD in support of initiatives including the P21 Summit, the P21 Corporate Mentoring Program, P21 Sustainability Showcase, MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) programs, tutors for the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program, and the AUHSD College and Career Fair.

Donate online, below, or feel free to send a check or money order marked “#ACBSP4Change” to ACBSP, 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS, USA 66213.

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