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How to Give Students Future-Ready Skills Through Community Service

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With community-engaged projects, students learn to solve problems, think creatively, manage uncertainty, and most importantly, how to coordinate and work with others. According to The World Economic Forum, these are the same top 5 future skills needed for 2020.

The Future of Education Includes Learning Outside of the Classroom

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If students work tirelessly on academics in high school and college, they may experience shock when they try to find their way in the working world. We can make this transition easier by fostering these work skills outside of the classroom as early as possible.

Collaboration: Key to Successful Teams and Projects

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By Tom Vander Ark and Emily Liebtag. Collaboration is key to successful teams and projects. It is sometimes thought of as a “soft skill” but in high-performance organizations, collaboration is the result of the intentional design of culture, structure, and tools, and the cultivation of individual mindsets and skill sets.

Cybersecurity: A Promising Approach to Integrating CompSci and PBL

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To maximize the benefits of computer science education, we should be looking for ways to bring it into authentic PBL--but that is an undeniably tall order. One way is through data science. Another, it turns out, is through cybersecurity.

Preparing Students for Future Work: What is the Gig Economy?

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We can help prepare students for the new gig economy by offering more opportunities for them to explore and create, through opportunities to not only explore the types of jobs available but also job shadow to learn firsthand, the qualifications and skills that may be necessary.

The Keys to High Quality PBL: Public Products and Presentations of Work

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Public products and presentations of student learning are key to truly high quality PBL. One way to engage students in publicly presenting their projects, products and learning is through exhibition nights.

Design Thinking and Other Learning Priorities to Educate Today’s Students for the Coming Automation Economy

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For young people facing novelty and complexity, critical attack skills include design thinking, project management, data science, and delivering in teams. Here's how we can give them those skills.

How Does Project-Based Learning Prepare Generation Z for the Future?

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By: Breanna Reynolds and Nicholas Martino. As an ever-connected civilization in need of quick thinkers, problem-solvers and innovators for our future, it is imperative we consider how to best prepare this cohort for these radical shifts.

12 Digital Tools to Try in 2018

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Rachelle Dene Poth had her own list of the tools that she found made a big difference in her classroom but decided to ask her students for their input. Here are the top 12 tools she and her students thought made the biggest difference.

How Are We Training Today’s Students for the Growing Gig Economy of Tomorrow

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Having spent the last ten years trying to adapt to the changing economy, Andrew Larson shares the lessons his New Tech Network school has learned during their Project-Based Learning journey that they have felt prepares students for the Gig Economy and a changing world in general.

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