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Project-Based World

In this year long campaign titled “It’s a Project-Based World,” Getting Smart is exploring the economic realities of a project-based world as part of the equity movement to ensure all students are prepared for college, career and citizenship. The purpose of this project is to promote equity and access to deeper learning outcomes for all students. We are cultivating a blog series exploring topics around the preparation of students, teachers and leaders for a project-based world. In addition to the blog series, the campaign includes podcast interviews, publications, infographics and speaking engagements. For more see our It's a Project-based World campaign page.

Project-Based World

Home Series Project-Based World
In this year long campaign titled “It’s a Project-Based World,” Getting Smart is exploring the economic realities of a project-based world as part of the equity movement to ensure all students are prepared for college, career and citizenship. The purpose of this project is to promote equity and access to deeper learning outcomes for all students. We are cultivating a blog series exploring topics around the preparation of students, teachers and leaders for a project-based world. In addition to the blog series, the campaign includes podcast interviews, publications, infographics and speaking engagements. For more see our It's a Project-based World campaign page.

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5 Qualities of Prepared Leaders in a Project-Based World

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By: Dr. Lisa Abel Palmieri. How can EdLeaders prepare their districts--and themselves--for a project-based world? These are the five essential qualities that enable leaders to design schools that prepare students for the project-based world.

8 Tips for Helping Students Identify and Solve Big Problems

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As educators seeking to create meaningful experiences for our students, we must find ways to ask the right questions and provide kids the space to come up with their own problems. Here are 8 tips to help you get started.

What’s New in Leadership? Lifelong Learning + Project Management

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As we have been writing throughout our project-based world series, the nature of work is changing and so in turn are the necessary skills for success. So what do we need to ensure we grow the type of leaders we'll need in the future?

See Through A Student’s Eyes with the Shadow a Student Challenge

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By: Devon Young. School leaders and teachers are better suited to help students learn when they deeply understand the student experience. One great way to achieve this level of insight is through shadowing a student!

What Do Education Leaders Need? Surprisingly, What Students Do!

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By: Gia Truong. If learning truly is a lifelong process, then even education leaders need to stay on the learning path and see ongoing leadership development as critical to their—and their students’—success.

Getting Smart Podcast | Shared Leadership for Deeper Learning

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In this podcast, Unite LA president David Rattray chats with Tom about workforce readiness, the need for continued lifelong learning and how schools must adapt to prepare young people for a new economy and a changing world.

Designing Student Projects for Global Readiness

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By: Andrew Miller. It's time to think about the power of project-based learning and how it can do even more to prepare our students for the world beyond the classroom.

The Power of Project-Based Instruction in AP Physics

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By: Jack Brunell. I probably don’t have a future as a physicist, but my project-based AP Physics class was nonetheless interesting and applicable to my everyday life. I still remember the experience and lessons learned.

The 5 Pillars of Whole School Transformation

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By: David Ross. Having concluded our recent study of 75 "Exemplar Schools" succeeding at providing 21st-century learning, we believe these are the foundational features necessary to transform into a 21st-century school.

How Can School and Community Leaders Support Deeper Learning?

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Young people will be expected to work in the future with a high level of self-direction and initiative, requiring teachers and community leaders to provide them with deeper learning experiences today.

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