Are you ready to take your instruction one step further? Learn how to partner with local businesses to create dynamic, impactful, effective, and connected content; explore authentic learning opportunities through themed units dedicated to community engagement. Utilizing data-supported best practice techniques, tech tools, and community leaders, teachers build a love for learning exceeding the four walls of a traditional classroom and communities thrive on a newfound purpose for supporting schools. Don’t settle for STEAM/STEM, PBL, or another acronym for engaged exploration. Choose to blend them together with purpose and rally community ownership! Participants will develop hands-on learning materials bridging the gap between classroom content and its application in the community. The session will conclude with a student-ready product for the classroom.