(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, addressing 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.
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 accelerated during the pandemic was skills-based hiring. For decades, degree requirements have been added to more and more jobs. The…
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.
Human expression is essential to a meaningful future. New mediums and models are making it easier than ever to make a living. We must adapt how we talk about creativity.
By: Gina Meinertz. Globally, school systems are in need of shifting power, practices, and tradition to a more student-centered learning model.
The Real World Learning Initiative is centered around value community-connected projects, internships, entrepreneurial experiences, college credit, and industry-recognized credentials supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, in an effort to mobilize regional high school transformation.
#21Champions is about helping students graduate, tell their story, and find great youth leadership opportunities.