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10 Ways to Rethink Your Project Based Learning Directions #HackingPBL

Once you have a solid project idea, getting it down on paper and delivering it to your students can be a daunting task. At the beginning of the planning process, you often don’t have much more than a blank slate and a job that involves creating directions that will hopefully help to bring to life […]

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 […]

Young Children: Capable, if given the chance!

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“It’s necessary that we believe that the child is very intelligent, that the child is strong and beautiful and has very ambitious desires and requests. This is the image of the child that we need to hold. Those who have the image of the child as fragile, incomplete, weak, made of glass gain something from […]

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 […]

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