Learnings From North Kansas City: Creating an Inclusive Work-Based Learning System

What does it take to build a system of work-based learning that serves every high school student at every grade level? Join I-WIN on Wednesday, February 21, 11 a.m.–12 p.m., to learn from North Kansas City Schools about their approach to ensuring a comprehensive and effective professional learning experience for students at every grade level, including the establishment of leadership structures and councils, operational and communication/tracking systems, teacher supports, and innovative opportunities for business-industry collaboration. 


  • Shannon Shelton, Director of Work-Based Learning, North Kansas City Schools
  • Athena Graham, Partners in Education Coordinator, North Kansas City Schools

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About I-WIN

The Illinois Work-Based Learning Innovation Network is designed for K-12 school districts, postsecondary institutions, employers, and community-based organizations across Illinois to share learnings about innovative, scalable, and high-quality work-based learning models.

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