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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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Empower Online Learners: Top 10 Pro Tips for Project Design and Delivery

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Here's how to empower your online learners though 10 project designs and deliveries.

Teaching Social Justice and Anti-Racism: 5 Engaging Project Ideas

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Kyle Wagner shares 5 project ideas educators can adopt to explore social justice and anti-racism learning.

Cool New Schools

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The Getting Smart team explores nine cool new schools that launched this fall which build on place-based opportunities and accelerating real world learning.

Ken Kay & Suzie Boss on Redefining Student Success

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On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast we talk with Ken Kay and Suzie Boss about Redefining Student Success.

Students as Coauthors of Learning: A Resources Guide

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By inviting learners to coauthor experiences we help them build the most important skills and dispositions they’ll need to succeed in a changing world. Tom shares coauthoring resources for project-based learning, teacher tools and competencies, a list of systems that are best in class.

Building a Capstone Program: Rooting Education in the Growing Capacities of Youth

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Capstones have the power to create a unique academic identity rooted in learner empowerment, relevance, and authenticity. Aaron Schorn shares the first steps in building a Capstone program.

Microlearning – Is Small the New Big Idea?

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In a big world where platforms dominate, how can small, agile players shape the ecosystem? In education, how can microlearning - microschools and bite-sized learning - change the laying of the land?

One Stone Students Serve Up the Glass Half Full

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One Stone hosted their annual fundraiser One Half Event virtually and saw great success. Here is a recap.

The Rise of Skills-Based Hiring And What it Means for Education

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The pandemic broke some old conventions and accelerated other trends. One convention that, for many tech employers, fell by the wayside was requiring degrees for every position. A trend that…

The 5 Steps of Design Thinking Help Drive School Improvements

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How can educators ensure a commitment to continuous improvement? Long-time educator and former engineer, Ben Owens, explores one of the most powerful tools: design thinking.

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