Project-Based Learning

T3 Alliance: Turning a Crisis into an Educational Opportunity – Education Article

By: Adam Low For six months in 2018 Lava flowed out of a fissure on the eastern side of Hawaii Island. The eruption was significant in the lives of all the residents on the island. Residents were advised to shelter in place or evacuate to shelters due to the effects of the eruption. During the six weeks Upward Bound summer program at the University of Hawaii Hilo, 17 T3 Alliance students from high schools around the island designed and installed an air…

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6 Collaboration Tools That Take Learning Beyond the Classroom – Education Article

With so much technology available to us today, finding the right platform or tool to use in our classrooms can present some challenges. Which tools will benefit our students the most? What purpose will each specific tool serve for our students and our own professional growth? How does technology enable us to provide more for our students?  And maybe one of the most common questions, how much time will I need to get started? These are just a few of…

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How to Create a Project Based Learning Lesson – Education Article

Listen to my interview with Jenny Pieratt: Sponsored by Pear Deck and Participate This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. When you make a purchase through these links, Cult of Pedagogy gets a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you.   If you would have asked me a decade ago if I thought Project Based Learning would ever expand beyond a small pocket of innovative schools I would have said “I doubt it”; I could never have…

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Ohio Students Take Giant Leaps Forward with Deeper Learning – Education Article

By: Christopher Burns A few years ago, Ohio set a goal that 65 % of residents should earn a postsecondary degree or industry credential needed for career fields, that are in high demand and that pay livable wages. The Departments of Education and Higher Education and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation support this goal and many business and community stakeholders are putting efforts into achieving it. Unfortunately, a recent report from the business leaders of ReadyNation, of which I am a…

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iLEAD Schools Creating Authentic, High Quality Project-Based Learning Environments – Education Article

As a longtime project-based learning (PBL) practitioner, facilitator and advocate, I am continually on the lookout for a school, or school system, that has not only embraced PBL as pedagogy but is truly making it a reality as a daily practice. Many educational systems are talking a big game of deeper and more personalized inquiry-based learning, but a visit will typically reveal that they often lack the culture, creativity, and commitment to necessary elements that facilitate high-quality PBL for all…

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The Superhero Schools of Philadelphia – Education Article

By: Chris Unger Much like Tom Vander Ark, wherever I go I make sure to visit the schools that are “doing school” differently. Upon visiting Philly recently, I was so moved by the schools I visited that I felt compelled to share what I saw, particularly because they were all working to simultaneously address the challenges of poverty their students were growing up in and providing them with the kind of authentic, agency-oriented learning practices more often seen in the…

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How New Models are Preparing Students for the Future of Work – Education Article

Today’s students will be an integral part of tomorrow’s workforce. This statement is no truer now than it was 20 years ago, or in 1980, 1960, 1940 or 1920. Yet the characteristics of this group have drastically changed over time, evolving with (and sometimes in anticipation of) societal shifts due to political, technological and cultural influences. The newest generation to come of age—Gen Z—is currently engaged in studies from middle school through college, or just beginning a career. Though infrastructure…

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The 3 Preconditions of PBL – Education Article

The lure of the classroom is a monthly series chronicling the author’s decision to go from classroom to boardroom and back again. In this third edition, he focuses on the preconditions for doing high-quality PBL. The post The 3 Preconditions of PBL appeared first on Getting Smart. This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by David Ross Read Full Article

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Tips for Starting a Podcast – Education Article

Listen to this post as a podcast: Sponsored by Justice Rising and ViewSonic This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. When you make a purchase through these links, Cult of Pedagogy gets a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you.   I have had my own podcast for six years now. I love doing it, partly because it doesn’t require me to dress up, put makeup on, or leave the house. I also love it because I…

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Why Schools Need Research and Design Space – Education Article

“This morning kids were 3D printing some new designs. They were joined by a group working on a geometry problem. At lunch time, the Code Club worked on their snake robots (ironically coded in Python), then a team worked on unicorn designs. After the Engineering and Physics class, a group of kids worked on four panes that illustrate The Kite Runner.” Jayne Everson, Director of Robotics + Engineering and R+D Experience Lead at ​Beaver Country Day School​ summarized the eclectic…

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Driven By Equity, Solving Community Challenges – Education Article

Over the last five years, only 38 students from underrepresented minority groups who attended Indianapolis Public Schools were accepted and went on to attend Purdue University (an hour drive away). Purdue Polytechnic High School (@PurduePolyHS) is trying to change that. The two-year-old high school, created in partnership with Purdue, serves 260 kids in two grades. At full enrollment, it will engage about 550 learners in real-world design challenges. Before launching Poly, Scott Bess (@ScottBessIndy) led an innovative adult education center. During many planning year conversations,…

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How To ‘Pull’ Deeper Learning Through PBL – – Education Article

  How To “Pull” Deeper Learning Through PBL by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD One criticism of constructivist, some might say progressive, education (and in particular PBL) is that it lacks ‘real content’ learning by students. This might be true of poor constructivist teachers in the same way that it’s likely true of poor traditional, more didactic teachers. In TeachThought Podcast discussions and other blog pieces, I have argued that quality PBL design and implementation is quite effective in helping…

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Re-imagining the High School Experience – Education Article

When we think of an engaging high school experience, we think of one that encourages students to pursue their passions, provides them with opportunities to work on meaningful real-world projects and opens their eyes to new ways of thinking about complex issues through the use of the design thinking process. This is the type of learning environment that the CUBE School envisions and is one that students in Denver will have an opportunity to experience first-hand, beginning in August 2019. Reimagining High…

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6 Creative Classroom Project Ideas – Education Article

By: Adam Welcome I’ve heard it over and over again for the past ten years: “Our kids will have jobs that haven’t even been created yet.” But how do we get kids ready for jobs that haven’t yet been created? We overhaul the classroom projects we’re doing with kids to help reflect the world we live in and the jobs they’ll someday have. No more dioramas.No more mobiles.No more incessant coloring.No more trifold cardboard presentations for the science fair.No more PowerPoint presentations. It’s…

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The World I Want to Live In – Education Article

By: Corey Mohn There was a study done years ago where people in the workforce were asked whether or not they consider themselves in a job, a career, or a calling. Only one in eight people in the workforce said I am in a place of calling right now. The future that I want is where every single person – 100% – are in a place of calling. That’s the world I want to live in. Now we know this is…

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Student Pushback Is Frustrating, but It Made Me a Better Teacher – Education Article

I was driving to work listening to Dan Carlin’s political podcast “Common Sense.” Carlin was explaining how to make history relevant to all students, whether it’s the history of hip-hop music, the evolution of the coffee industry or a person you pass on the street. What stayed with me that day: everything and everyone has a history—but history doesn’t matter to students if it’s not relevant to their own lives. As a high school history teacher with 15 years of…

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