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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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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.

10 Roles of Effective Project-Based Learning Leaders

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In our Project-Based World campaign, we ask about the skills, dispositions and mindsets that leaders need to be effective in a project-based world. Here are 10 roles we've found that make effective PBL leaders.

Business Partnerships in PBL…What Does That Really Mean?

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By: Tony Donen. In my work as principal at STEM School Chattanooga, I have found several cost friendly and mutually beneficial solutions that connect businesses, students and teachers that I call "Business Partner PBL."

PBL Quick Start Guide For Teachers

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We realize that educators need ideas for how to take steps toward becoming more PBL prepared, so we created this PBL Quick Start Guide for teachers interested in starting or continuing their journey to become more project-ready.

30 Leaders on the Successes and Challenges of Project-Based Learning

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Along with the Buck Institute for Education, our team is working to support high-quality project-based learning (PBL). We recently asked learning experts what's working in PBL and what needs to improve, and here are their collective responses.

Preparing Teachers for a Project-Based World

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In the paper, Preparing Teachers for a Project-Based World, we explore how teacher preparation and professional learning can be aligned to--and modeled after--the types of deeper learning environments we also seek to create for students.

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