How can we increase student engagement in work that is meaningful and authentic? The goal of this workshop is to explore the concept of authentic work and assessment and for participants to bring models and ideas back to their own practice. Participants will reflect on their own classrooms, consider whether the concepts and topics that they teach are met with high student engagement. They will follow the process of transforming their current model into authentic performance tasks and assessments that will allow students of all abilities to engage meaningfully. Participants will have a chance to identify and brainstorm solutions to personal roadblocks in implementing authentic assessment in their classroom. They will also see models of authentic learning across the domains of math and science and also arts and humanities.