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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.

3D Printing Enhances Student-Centered Learning

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We are in an exciting time in education, where innovative topics like Design Thinking, Rapid Prototyping, Entrepreneurism, Engineering Design, High Quality Project-Based Learning, and The Future of Work are at the center of discussion. How can we give our students the chance to master content knowledge while integrating these student-centered approaches to education in the classroom?

How Project-Based Learning Helps Special Needs Students Collaborate and Connect

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By: Jill Koenemann. We were looking for a curriculum that would move beyond teaching the classics and would help students connect what they were learning with their own lives. The conversation quickly shifted to project-based learning (PBL). This approach suits children with learning difficulties because it allows them to work at their own levels of differentiated learning.

Community Defined Projects at Health Leadership High

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A visit to project-based Health Leadership HS, a talent pipeline and advocacy organization for a healthier community in Albuquerque, NM.

HQPBL Case Study: ACE Leadership High School

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ACE Leadership High School primarily serves students who have already or seemingly were on their way to, dropping out of high school. On average, students at ACE have been enrolled in three or more high schools and frequently claim that school wasn’t working for them. Many hold jobs, sometimes even two, and typically come from low socio-economic backgrounds.

Active Learning and Student Leadership in Tulsa Schools

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A virtual tour explores how Jenks East Intermediate school in Tulsa has created a strong school culture while supporting over 1,000 students in exploring design challenges and building leadership skills.

Tools for Project Based Learning: The Landscape Today

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The spread of access to low-cost devices holds great promise for giving more students high quality project based experiences, but tech has yet to become a panacea for the challenges of PBL. In this post, we look at the recent history of PBL-oriented edtech, and draw some predictions about where it’s headed.

HQPBL Case Study: Liceo Pablo Neruda

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In a number of locations across Chile, several organizations and schools have embraced PBL—and officials in the country’s Ministry of Education are gearing up to implement capstone project experiences in the last two years of high school.

Designing Projects so Students Have High Quality Project Based Learning Experiences

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PBL and CBL are related at the very core, because they both involve active student-centered learning. Whatever the project format, the six criteria outlined in the recently-released Framework for High Quality Project Based Learning (HQPBL) -- Authenticity, Intellectual Challenge and Accomplishment, Public Product, Collaboration, Project Management, and Reflection -- can help teachers create and implement successful student-centered learning projects.

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