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Why Should I Care? Engagement through Authenticity

Why should I care? Engagement through Authenticity

This is the question that educators must address, as the answers can determine the level of engagement by students for curriculum experiences. The best answers are not explanations but learning experiences that are authentic to the learners’ world beyond the classroom. In Michigan, 1st and 2nd graders design and maintain a greenhouse to grow vegetables […]

Why PBL’s Fail, and What You Can Do About It

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The Power and Pitfalls of PBL’s Alright, lets just get this part out of the way first: I realize there are drastic differences between project based learning and problem based learning experiences, but for the purpose of this post I am going to hybridize the two concepts because the content of what you are about […]

Project-Based Learning Professional Development (part 3): The Workshop Model

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This post is the final of three installments that describe the three project-based learning (PBL) professional development sessions I facilitated for our Innovate Salisbury team, a team of 15 teachers engaging with building leaders, district leaders, and other experts/thought leaders to help shape the vision for teaching and learning in our classrooms…To read more about […]

Making Makes a Difference

It is amazing what happens when kids start using their creativity and making something related to their learning. I had a bit of an epiphany today as I was responding to some questions a former student was asking as part of her Intro to Education class that requires 15 hours of teacher observation. The questions […]

If It’s Not Medium Agnostic, It’s Not Project-Based Learning

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In the last post we explored explicit steps for the designing of student-created rubrics, and we touched upon the significance of rubrics/project-based learning (PBL) experiences being medium agnostic. In this particular context, this term can be defined as… Learning that is driven by enduring understandings (not tasks), and therefore students can demonstrate their knowledge however […]

Project-Based Learning Professional Development (part 1)

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Last Wednesday I facilitated a few hours of project-based learning (PBL) professional development for our Innovate Salisbury team, a team of 15 teachers engaging with building leaders, district leaders, and other experts/thought leaders to help shape the vision for teaching and learning in our classrooms. This year, the team will be meeting a total of […]

It’s All About the Driving Question!

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It was a graduate course called “Technology-Assisted Project Based Learning” where I learned this phrase -the Driving Question. But should a driving question exclusively belong to Project-Based Learning or should it be embedded into any kind of learning? And, if yes, perhaps there are even more components that can be “borrowed” as well? Let’s review […]

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