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Kyle Wagner

Kyle Wagner is a Getting Smart Staff Writer, a former educator at High Tech High, a Middle School Program Director at The International Montessori School, an author and founder of Transform Educational Consulting. He recently put together a PBL online course to help educators plan, assess, manage and reflect on project-based experiences with a team of expert practitioners. Find out more about the course here: https://projectbasedlearning.teachable.com/p/project-basedlearning You can connect with him at kylewagner@transformschool.com or on Twitter at @kwagssd3.

PBL Assessment: Real World and Real Stakes

Real PBL assessment involves high stakes and real-world outcomes. Kyle Wagner answers five questions about creating high quality PBL assessment.
Student working on project looking at video screen and learning

How to Introduce your School to STEM: The 5 Most Important Factors for Success

STEM helps educators cultivate and build skills with learners that will be necessary as we prepare them for the Future of Work. STEM should be fun, short, collaborative, manageable and visible. Join Kyle Wagner as he unpacks his journey with STEM through a 5 step place to start.

Enhancing Innovation in the Workplace through 5 Montessori Conditions

Highlighting the International Montessori School of Hong Kong, Kyle Wagner provides Montessori insights that support creativity and innovations that align with the future of work.

How to Teach STEM Without Being an Engineer

Leading successful STEM experiences has less to do with your actual knowledge as an instructor (though it helps), and more to do with the MINDSET you take with kids. In this post, discover the five MAKER mindsets and how YOU can develop them.

Why Students Need Practical Skills and How to Teach Them

If practical skills are so important, why are they hardly present in today’s curriculum? Many schools are doing their best, but with today’s emphasis on high stakes testing, practical skills do not receive the time and attention they deserve. This post explores some inspirational ideas.

The ‘Show Me’ Grading System of the Future

Changing the way we grade, report and evaluate student learning can oftentimes feel like an uphill battle. But our students deserve better. This post contains some useful steps and food for thought to plan for progress in that direction.

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

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.