• Real-World Learning (RWL) and Work-Based Learning (WBL) Career Continuum

    In 2020, USD 232 was provided an opportunity to develop an Internship Program and create Work-Based Learning opportunities in all USD 232 elementary and secondary schools.  USD 232 was one of five Kansas school districts participating in the initial Kansas State Department of Education's WBL Pilot.

    To develop our RWL initiative, each level below has target areas or goals for increasing student experience.

    Questions about Real World Learning?  Please contact Dr. Cindy Swartz cswartz@usd232.org. 

Elementary School

  • Career Awareness target areas:

    • Guest speaker
    • Career fair
    • Field trip
    • Tour

Middle School

  • Career Exploration target areas:

    • Job shadow
    • Mock interview
    • Field trip
    • Career mentoring

High School

  • Career Preparation target areas:

    • Internship/placement (business, industry, community)
    • Youth registered apprenticeship
    • Simulated work-based experience (school district)
    • Client connected project
    • Entrepreneurship, ownership
    • Service learning