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The Purposes of High Quality PBL

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Students in classrooms today need to know how to manage projects, but there are a number of other important purposes that PBL can fulfill. Here, I explore those purposes in more detail.

Taking on the World from Idaho Falls: Integrated PBL at Compass Academy

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Compass Academy is a New Tech Network with a refreshing perspective on PBL. Here, we learn about what makes Compass Acadamy tick from their director, Matt Bertasso.

Does Your Teaching Have the 4 Categories of High Quality PBL?

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PBL is increasingly recognized as a powerful instructional practice, but there is no collectively-developed, widely-accepted high-quality PBL Framework to guide aspiring educators. Find out how you can contribute to changing that here.

Transforming Border Learning Experiences: New Tech Network in El Paso

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Emily and Tom spend the day at Oso New Tech in El Paso, Texas to learn more about how they are personalizing learning through project-learning for all students.

Building Confidence and Curiosity with littleBits Code Kit

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Teacher blogger Amber Chandler reviews the littleBits Code Kit after observing her nine-year-old son using it and speaking with the lead designer.

What Educators Can Learn from SpaceX

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As I explored SpaceX, the following idea kept entering my mind: Students—ALL students—deserve, need and want to work on real-world challenges and complex problems. Here are three ways educators can start to make that happen.

A Gifted Ed Teacher’s Secrets to Success

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By: Stephen Noonoo. Gifted education teacher Alison Alowonle shares how she keeps her exceptional students (and their families) engaged in their learning process, as well as advice for those interested in getting involved as an educator in the space.

Leader Spotlight: Riley Johnson on New Tech High School 2.0

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By: New Tech Network. This year New Technology High School celebrated its 20th anniversary. We chatted with their principal, Riley Johnson, about what they've learned in their twenty years of practicing project-based learning and recent forays into Design Thinking.

Getting Smart Podcast | Coaching for High Quality Project Based Learning

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Andrew Biros, longtime educator and current New Tech Network Coach, joins Getting Smart team member Emily Liebtag to discuss what he feels is essential when it comes to improving PBL practices, and shares some best practices for PBL teaching and learning.

3 Lessons Learned Building Student Digital Portfolios

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I decided this past fall that my students would build digital portfolios of all of their work this year. Here are three of the lessons I learned while implementing this endeavor.

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