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Culturally Relevant PBeyL: Exploring the Example Set by Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’

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By: Michelle Sadrena Pledger Tears of joy stream down my cheeks as I watch beautiful black women and men of every hue, height, shape and shoe size artfully move their bodies in ways that display unity and uniqueness. With a smile on my face and in my heart, I listen to the melodic sounds of…

When NExT Is Now

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By: Lindsay Portnoy. How could we use experiential learning to reframe educational problems as opportunities and make learning more equitable globally? Over 100 educators representing thousands of educational settings across the country recently gathered at Northeastern Experiential Learning Network (NExT) to discuss this important question. The NExT network is a hub of innovation- and activation-inspiring…

Keep Your Head Up

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One teacher shares a collaborative project idea meant to deliver a positive message to students, teachers, and parents about persevering through tough times, showing some grit, and leaning on their school district family when needed.

One Stone: Where Purpose Meets Impact

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By: Dr. Lindsay Portnoy. As schools like One Stone work to infuse applied learning into education, learners see the relevance of the skills they learn and find ways to map that knowledge on to meaningful work today and in the future. Learn more here.

Booker T. Washington: A Project-Based Learning Pioneer

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Booker T. Washington’s ideas and the HQPBL-aligned curriculum of the Tuskegee Institute could serve as a model for addressing many modern educational challenges.

Podcast: Greg Smith on Climate Collapse

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In our special edition Friday podcast episode, Tom speaks with Greg Smith about climate change and place-based education.

PBL Assessment: Real World and Real Stakes

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Real PBL assessment involves high stakes and real-world outcomes. Kyle Wagner answers five questions about creating high quality PBL assessment.

Making Science Class into the Happiest Place on Earth with Projects

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By: Zach Jernigan. As a self-proclaimed science nerd, there are few things that can compare with my fascination for science. You might say that I enjoy exploring science as much as the average kid enjoys exploring Disneyland. So when I had the chance to present my sixth-grade students with a project that combined my love…

Two Engaging NYC High Schools: Maker Academy and iSchool

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In Gerry Irrizary’s maker lab (featured image), young designers use 3D printers to prototype sneaker insoles, fashion designer skateboards with laser cutters, and implement the latest strategies in user interface to plan new mobile apps. The lab where teen dreams come to life is on the fourth floor of a city block-sized austere 1970s school…

Tech Applications That Support High Quality PBL

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Michael Niehoff discusses the importance of high-quality project-based learning and technology integration.

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