This course focuses on ways to infuse authentic, real-world situations into student learning experiences. Themes in this course include making authentic connections, employing 21st Century Skills and Themes, and web-based resources. Throughout this course, participants will engage in activities designed to help them get focused, clarify understanding, explore pertinent resources/strategies, and connect to students. The culminating activity for this course will have participants develop an authentic learning experience integrating 21st Century Skills and Themes.