In the Philadelphia OST network, it is not uncommon to see popular project topics, like health and nutrition, recycling and community mapping, appear at many different OST programs. One such theme ...
#EdChat #PBL Middle and High School youth start to develop a sense of self during the 12-16 age range. Fashion becomes a bigger piece in their identity, and they will often want to participate in fashion centric activities. This blog post lays out some great ways to ensure a fashion project using the PBL approach is more enriching than catwalking.
OST sites are often looking for ways to improve program delivery. The Afterschool Alliance, in association with MetLife, Inc., released a compendium of research on middle school programs, barrier...
#EdChat #PBL #OST programs benefit from having fun, structured designs that allow for flexibility and youth interest. Using the club model, the university model, and more are great ways to ensure engaging programming that has the youth at the center.
This is a great presentation by Stuart Firestein about inquistiveness, its role in learning and the need for deep critical thinking in the education system. The discussion of questioning the right way as a means of indicating true knowledge or skill is great.
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Using drama to help teach literature can be an effective teaching strategy. Watch as one middle school teacher uses drama to help students better understand literature. Lesson includes student planning, reflection and group work.
A great video resource that helps students access the visual part of their memory as they read. It also gives literature greater value. Like this share? Please visit our website: www.phillyost.org for more articles about project based learning, afterschool/OST best practices, and more.
Poetry is a great way to introduce youth to words, language, and sound, as well as to increase a child’s love for literacy. Poems have been used to teach children to read since the time of Mother G...
#EdChat #Literacy in #PBL is essential. Focusing projects on poetry, and finding ways to incorporate poetry into projects engages youth in a fun, educational way. It can be especially effective for lower elementary youth, and this is true all the way up to high school. (Think of youth producing a "cafe night" where they perform poetry and play music for other teens.)
PHMC hosted the third annual PBL Summer Cup on Tuesday, August 6th. Over 150 students from elementary and middle school Out-of-School Time programs throughout Philadelphia came to Imhotep Institute...
Philadelphia's Project Based Learning (PBL) honored summer camp youth with awards from Drexel University, Public Health Management Corporation and the Department of Human Services. It is a great way to honor youth efforts during the summer.
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