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Authentic Learning and Newsela: A Partnership of Process & Content

Updated: May 18, 2023

Partnerships for Authentic Learning and Leadership supports schools in the transformation of instructional delivery that becomes authentic, real-world, meaningful and full of purpose for students at every grade level. Newsela is an instructional content platform that takes authentic, real-world content from trusted sources and makes it instruction-ready for K-12 classrooms. Each text is published at five reading levels, so content is accessible to every learner. Together these two organizations are setting out to bring educators who seek to address student agency and engagement, academic achievement, career exploration, or even aspects of social-emotional learning, with the methods and content that take current practices and enrich them without adding "another" teaching program to their plates.

So many times the intention to produce more authentic learning experiences for student is real, but the barrier of time to prepare, develop, and implement becomes overwhelming. At Partnerships, we pride ourselves on supporting teachers to implement authentic learning strategies in a way that doesn’t feel overwhelming, but rather joyful. A new effort to support this work helps students have access to engaging content as they become the investigators. Teachers get to help students build critical thinking and analytical skills, while teaching the standards, and doing so in a way that feels purposeful and meaningful. Check out your free access to Newsela on the link below. Then reach out to us at to discovers ways we can help you with authentic learning strategies that take advantage of Newsela’s great content.


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