Authentic and REAL collaborations end up changing kids' lives. Kids know REAL when they see it, and they also know contrived. Project-based learning is something students, teachers, families, and communities can rally around. Spend time with Beth Fortune and Ann Medellin discussing the collaborative, community partnerships, and artistic process. Be empowered with ideas, solutions, conversations, and permissions to develop inspiring and cool projects for your students. This is where the life-changing comes in. Be ready to take away ideas and be courageous!