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Project-Based Schools Close Silicon Valley Gaps

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Tom and Emily recently visited several schools in Silicon Valley. Dive in to see how high challenge communities are responding with personalized and project-based learning.

Design Thinking, City as Classroom, Museum as Homebase

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Tom recently visited the Grand Rapids Public Museum School that's rooted in design thinking and place-based education. Here's a look at the school and how they're using their XQ Super School grant to extend their vision for high-quality, community as a classroom learning opportunities for more students.

How to Connect Current Events to Project-Based Learning

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By: Jodie Brivic. In this post, discover how school work directly correlates to real problems the world is facing and possible solutions to solve those challenges.

HQPBL Case Study: Katherine Smith School

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At Katherine Smith School, high quality project-based learning experiences are the norm. Learn more about their successes in our latest HQPBL case study.

Da Vinci Schools Expand Opportunities in Los Angeles

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Through a commitment to innovation and deeper learning, Da Vinci Schools are working to ensure students are prepared for post-secondary experiences. Tom and Emily share how Da Vinci Schools are expanding opportunities for students throughout Los Angeles.

Growing Network Supports Thriving San Diego Students

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How can we help students learn how to learn? Through projects and personalized learning. Discover how Thrive Public Schools makes this possible for each and every student that enters their doors.

Educating the Whole Child Through PBL

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Project-based learning has been touted as the pedagogical cure-all for many things. Indeed, I have long argued it’s the ultimate instructional response to the need for real-world relevance and application, problem-solving, collaboration, student engagement, presentation skills, mentors and even tech integration. It’s the pedagogical glue if you will. But one area that is maybe not…

Project-Based Learning Connects Real World With Deep Impact

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In a special throwback episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, we feature student stories about their experiences with project-based learning (PBL), an interview with a PBL STEM teacher and interviews with education leaders Bob Lenz and John Larmer of Buck Institute for Education about PBL and the impact PBL has on student achievement.

HQPBL Case Study: Energy Institute High School

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The Energy Institute High School is the first-ever high school devoted to preparing students to enter careers in the energy field, and high quality Project Based Learning (HQPBL) is at its core. Learn how schools can partner together with industries to provide HQPBL experiences which prepare students to succeed in their next phase of life.

Students’ Basic Needs Must Be Met Before They Can Learn Deeply

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By: Bob Lenz and John Larmer. In order to become empowered and skilled graduates, students must master "deeper learning" competencies. However, getting to that level requires other needs be met first.