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What’s Up With All the Design-Focused Schools?

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Is the focus on design in schools a fad, a trend or something else? In this episode of the podcast, Tom and Emily explore the rise in popularity of design-focused schools.

Preparing Students for Career Success

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By: Tyler Fugazzie. Many students don’t feel prepared for the working world. Students who do feel prepared for work may be less prepared than they realize. Or they may be prepared for work that no longer exists. This post explores ways to address these challenges.

Framework for High Quality PBL in Spanish

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More than 60 countries and thousands of educators around the world are committed to HQPBL; therefore, we are working to translate the Framework and provide additional resources to make sure the Framework is accessible to all. Today, we are excited to release the Framework in Spanish.

Demystifying Nuance: Designing for Learning Outcomes

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Dr. Tyler S. Thigpen. Today, more and more educators are committing themselves to designing learning environments that cultivate a broader, more holistic set of student outcomes. But identifying learning outcomes isn't enough. A students goals and challenges will impact each outcome in different ways.

Teaching Students How to Bring Their Dreams to Life

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By: Piet Grymonprez. Young children have a strong capacity for 'having a go'. How can we foster the capacity to imagine, dream and try in students? MyMachine is working to do just that. They are helping bring student dreams to life.

Design Focused High School Builds Tech Talent in Indianapolis

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Purdue Polytechnic High School is using design-challenges to give students real-world experiences as they earn their high school diploma. In partnership with Purdue University, PPHS is setting the stage for a new era of learning.

Project Based Learning is a Spectrum

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The difference between “doing projects” (what the BIE refers to as “dessert projects”) and implementing project based learning is not binary - it’s a spectrum. Here, we explore the grey are in between.

9 Ways To Make Student Work Authentic

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Making learning more “real” has long been a goal of those who have promoted everything from project-based learning to career technical education. Both learners and learning facilitators want learning where the ‘why’ is an integral part of the process. It’s this desire to be “real” that has now found its way into our vernacular as “authenticity”.

A Beginning Rather Than an End: Reframing Summer as the Start of Next School Year

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By reframing the potential of summer, from “ten weeks of academic wilderness between school years” to “the start of the next learning opportunity,” summer has the possibility to serve as a smooth, engaging, and uninterrupted continuation from one school year to the next.

Student Public Radio: Community, Communication, and Other “Cs”

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Beyond the obvious 21st century skills students develop in taking ownership of their own radio broadcast, they also forge connections to curriculum and content. Here, we explore the reasons (and some ways) to enable students to create and operate a radio station.

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