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8 Characteristics of the "Innovator's Mindset"

8 Characteristics of the "Innovator's Mindset" | Project Based Learning, Genius Hour, MakerSpace etc. | Scoop.it
Recently I explored the notion of the “Innovator’s Mindset”, and have thought a lot about this idea.  As I look to write on the topic of “Leading Innovative Change” within schools, we are looking t...
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My PBL Pet Peeve | Concrete Classroom

My PBL Pet Peeve | Concrete Classroom | Project Based Learning, Genius Hour, MakerSpace etc. | Scoop.it
Andrew Miller wrote about his four PBL pet peeves. I thought I would share mine: Shifting to PBL and student-centered learning means that I give up all structure in my class and it turns into a “free for all.” Of course teachers ...
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What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn?

What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn? | Project Based Learning, Genius Hour, MakerSpace etc. | Scoop.it
What keeps students motivated to learn? Relevance, connections, and their teachers' emotional investment, among just a few criteria.
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Never. Stop. Learning.: Genius Hour, First Grade

Never. Stop. Learning.: Genius Hour, First Grade | Project Based Learning, Genius Hour, MakerSpace etc. | Scoop.it
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jbcassidy's curator insight, August 4, 2015 10:28 AM
Wow! An exciting look at how Genius Hour can work in 1st grade. A simplified version that inspires me to give it a go in 5th grade. It is s process so failure is an option, but that's ok!
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2014 Look Ahead: Natrona County School District set to roll out project-based learning

2014 Look Ahead: Natrona County School District set to roll out project-based learning | Project Based Learning, Genius Hour, MakerSpace etc. | Scoop.it
Natrona County School District officials are preparing to roll out their biggest effort yet to combat the district’s below-average high school graduation rates and mediocre test scores.
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Assessing Learning in the PBL Classroom: a top FAQ | LifePractice ...

Assessing Learning in the PBL Classroom: a top FAQ | LifePractice ... | Project Based Learning, Genius Hour, MakerSpace etc. | Scoop.it
When do we assess learning in a #PBL classroom? Assessment of student learning is an on-going process, from formal feedback during the teachers' project planning and preparation, to observations during the launch event, ...
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Project-Based Learning: Real-World Issues Motivate Students

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VIDEO: Project-Based Learning: An Overview
Running Time: 9 min.


Ask Seymour Papert, renowned expert on children and computing, why students are turned off by school, and he quickly offers an
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Classroom Guide: Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning

Classroom Guide: Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning | Project Based Learning, Genius Hour, MakerSpace etc. | Scoop.it
This classroom guide is intended to inspire and expand your thinking about effective assessment for project-based learning.


The tips are organized to follow the arc of a project. First comes plan

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, June 15, 10:37 PM

Download Edutopia's pdf guide. Great resource!

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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

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11 Ways to Make an Inquiry-Based Classroom

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11 Ways to Make an Inquiry-Based Classroom

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Faten Romdhani, Rob Hatfield, M.Ed., Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry
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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, June 24, 2013 9:13 PM

We must begin to support students as life-long learners responsible and excited about their own cognitive and intellectual growth.

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Reflecting on How to be Innovative with PBL

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New! Reflecting on How to be Innovative with #PBL http://t.co/2eBMhk988i via @dr_dmd. #PBLchat
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Introducing Programming to Preschoolers

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Flickr: AngryJulieMonday By Heather Chaplin Since MIT’s Lifelong Kindergarten group released Scratch in 2007, kids ages 8 to 13 have built more than 2
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Educational Leadership:Building School Morale:Investigation—The New Research Report

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Project-Based Learning vs. Problem-Based Learning vs. X-BL

Project-Based Learning vs. Problem-Based Learning vs. X-BL | Project Based Learning, Genius Hour, MakerSpace etc. | Scoop.it
At the Buck Institute for Education (BIE), we've been keeping a list of the many types of "_____- based learning" we've run across over the years:


Case-based learning
Challenge-based learning
Commu
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What is PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE

What is PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE | Project Based Learning, Genius Hour, MakerSpace etc. | Scoop.it

Project Based Learning for the 21st Century


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, January 1, 2014 8:33 AM
The essential elements diagram is brilliant...
jbcassidy's curator insight, August 4, 2015 10:18 AM
Describe project based learning elements that will frame out genius hour. Especially sustained inquiry, authenticity and reflection. All places we don't generally go on a daily basis in school.
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The Role of PBL in Making the Shift to Common Core

The Role of PBL in Making the Shift to Common Core | Project Based Learning, Genius Hour, MakerSpace etc. | Scoop.it
Editor's note: John Larmer, Editor in Chief at the Buck Institute for Education (BIE), contributed to this post.

The Common Core has embedded within it some Big Ideas that shift the role of teachers
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Summer Planning for Successful PBL

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It is often said that leading and teaching in project-based learning schools are like building an airplane while flying it. During the summer, we land the plane and we have a chance to just build. In

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jbcassidy's curator insight, August 2, 2015 12:47 PM

No doubt planning ahead is key to success. Once the year starts rolling it's like catching a roller coaster.

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Project-Based Learning: Debunking the Myths and Fallacies

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More than 20 years of teaching and leading schools that rely on project-based learning (PBL), I have heard many untruths stated as "PBL gospel." These fallacies survive as myths that get in the way

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Experiential Learning

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I recently visited Thetford Academy in Vermont (one of the few and interesting public-private academies in New England) where they have a formal and explicit commitment to "experiential learning." ...
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Tips for Transitioning to Project-Based Learning

Tips for Transitioning to Project-Based Learning | Project Based Learning, Genius Hour, MakerSpace etc. | Scoop.it
Project-based instruction requires teachers to be facilitators, not lecturers, experts say
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jbcassidy's curator insight, August 4, 2015 10:12 AM
The beauty of project based learning is the project comes at the start of a unit of study rather that at the end. Taps into those 21st century skills employers are looking for today.