In projects "adult connections" are opportunities for students to explore community resources and work with practitioners in the field. These contacts provide:
Validation that academic material and technical skill development are relevant to the world outside of the classroom and that student work meets real- world expectations and standards.
Input and content support by acting as speakers and business liaisons.
Assistance integrating concepts into the project topic and work.
Direct interaction with students as mentors and advisors.
In the Quilt Project, see how students in the Textile Arts class at Jackson Hole High School in Jackson, Wyoming collaborated with a variety of adults in the community as part of a district-wide project to help district K-12 teachers use quilts as a medium for exploring themes in their curriculum.