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Project-Based Learning

(PBL) is an instructional approach where traditional, direct classroom instruction and tests are replaced by authentic, often interdisciplinary projects, usually designed by the student with guidance from instructors/coaches, addresssing real-world problems as the assessment instead of a test. It also is closely related to deeper learning, challenge-based learning, interest-based learning and more.

Project-Based Learning

Home Topics Project-Based Learning
(PBL) is an instructional approach where traditional, direct classroom instruction and tests are replaced by authentic, often interdisciplinary projects, usually designed by the student with guidance from instructors/coaches, addresssing real-world problems as the assessment instead of a test. It also is closely related to deeper learning, challenge-based learning, interest-based learning and more.

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Building Essential Skills Through Computational Thinking

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Rachelle Dene Poth shares resources to get students started with computational thinking.

Linking Global Knowledge, Project-Based Learning and the Pandemic: One School’s Journey

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One school takes the opportunity to link project based learning, global competency and the pandemic to create a whole school project that links all subject areas.

Successful Play-Based Learning in Virtual Environments

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Michael shares how play-based learning can be facilitated successfully in virtual learning environments.

Leaning into the Innovation Opportunity

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In preparation for the next school year, school leaders need to be mindful of three innovation opportunities focusing on the success skills of thriving humans.

Podcast: Jason Glass on Leading for Deeper Learning

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This week on the podcast, Tom Vander Ark interviews Dr. Jason Glass, the Superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools.

Shining the Competency Education Light on Education in the Time of COVID-19

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COVID-19 has created the conditions for a radical transformation in our schools. Chris discusses how personalized, mastery-based, competency, and proficiency-based approaches help teachers and schools.

Developmental Reflective Practices Lead to Learner Ownership, Critical Thinking, and Self-Actualization

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Regular reflective practices result in the learner having a greater understanding of their contribution to the work and process, their role or roles in the team and their own growth (academic, social and more).

Creating Connections Across Slate Valley for the Common Good

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By: Casey O’Meara. The Slate Valley Unified Union School District applies community-focused experiential teaching and facilitation methods to better support deeper learning for its students.

What Self-Reflection, Peer Evaluation, and Assessment Looks Like in Action in Early Elementary

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By: Jenny Pieratt. The Founder and President of CraftED Curriculum tackles how to begin teaching self-reflection, peer evaluation, and assessment in early elementary.

T3 Alliance: Turning a Crisis into an Educational Opportunity

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By: Adam Low. Adam discusses how the T3 Alliance curriculum provides design thinking guidance and new structures that empower students to make a difference during times of crisis.

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