Creating a gold-standard for Project Based Learning and then reaching that standard may seem to be a bit like scaling a mountain - at first glance-difficult, very risky, and somewhat mysterious. However, even the tallest mountains can be climbed if you have the right knowledge, skills, tools, and support—and perhaps a little courage. The same can be said for Project Based Learning. We at the Partnership for 21st Century Skills think a lot about skills - so let’s explore the skills that are needed.Learn more:- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PBL
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Welcome to the fourth in a series of PBL Mania Posts. For the next few weeks I am celebrating Project Based Learning. In this post I will introduce you to some multimedia mega-sites found on the we...
Via JP Hale
San Antonio Magazine The Art of Education San Antonio Magazine An assistant professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Arreguín-Anderson says you get what you teach.
Project-based learning continues to be misinterpreted as a single teaching strategy rather than as a set of design principles that allow us to introduce the philosophy of inquiry into education in an intelligent and grounded way.
Fixing things is back in fashion and Jane ní Dhulchaointigh is leading the charge to make do and mend not throw away and waste (Problem solving through make do and mend has power to transform http://t.co/mQXc1zf9jq)...
“ Here are more than 30 websites with free PBL examples, guidance, rubrics, and templates. To see project-based learning lessons sorted by subject go to: PBL Language Arts Projects by grade level PBL Science Lesson Ideas by topic PBL Math Project Ideas...”
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Bridging that gap between the classroom and the real world is one of my main goals as a faculty member. When I first started teaching, fresh out of the professional world, I struggled with having my students only receive a textbook education.
In order to keep pace with the rapid, pervasive social and technological change all around them, schools need to modernize their curriculum, instruction and assessment practices while preserving the supportive relationships that will continue to be...
" There’s simply no magic pill – whether it’s the laptop, smartboard, iPad or the next device that comes along in a year or two. Technology alone won’t ever have the capacity to improve education unless it’s woven into a holistic vision that meets the very real and urgent educational objectives that prepare our students for life outside and after school. Well-planned technology deployments can however have a transformative impact on learning. Here’s a list of ten requirements for a successful iPad implementation in schools."
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The ipad is a powerful tool for developing problem based learning opportunities
"Collaboration is among the most-often promoted fluencies of 21st century learning (along with creativity and communication). However, there are very few frameworks or models that exist to support the development of better collaboration forms.
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