In this year-long campaign titled “It’s a Project-Based World,” Getting Smart explored the economic realities of a project-based world as part of the equity movement to ensure all students are prepared for college, career and citizenship. The purpose of this project was to promote equity and access to deeper learning outcomes for all students. We cultivated a blog series exploring topics around the preparation of students, teachers and leaders for a project-based world. In addition to the blog series, the campaign included podcast interviews, publications, infographics and speaking engagements. For more see our It’s a Project-based World campaign page.
Training Today’s Learners To Be The Hired Guns Of Tomorrow
Our students will need to continually learn about and apply current developments in technology, global collaboration, market opportunities and emerging industries to win in this new economy. How do we give students both the mindset and the skillset to not only survive, but to thrive?
The 5 Core Components of K-12 Entrepreneurship Education
Today's students need their curriculum and instruction - or rather their learning experiences and performance opportunities - to allow for ideation, virtual global collaboration, design thinking, transdisciplinary practices, adaptive thinking, and cross-cultural competencies.
Workbench Platform Powers Project-Based Learning
Workbench is making it easier to teach with projects and extending equitable access to great PBL tools. Read more about the Baltimore startup and why the city has become a hotspot for EdTech.
Students Earn Digital Badges for Project Management Skills
Time management, planning, finding a critical path, team management, and monitoring are all important parts of an effectively managed project. Here, we look at one effort to make sure they're not left our of PBL.
Getting Students Ready for the Gig Economy
Recent findings on the effects of the sharing economy are driving home the need to engage students in project-based experiences. In this post, we look at why.
Project-Based Pittsburgh: Thinking Beyond Schools to Remake Learning
By: Gregg Behr. As educators, advocates and funders, we must think beyond our bubbles to prepare all children for a project-based future. In Pittsburgh, we’re fortunate to have several leaders doing just that.
Preparing to Lead in a Project-Based World
This publication shares how technology is exponentially changing the learning landscape, how the roles for education and community leaders are being redefined accordingly, and how individuals and groups can prepare to lead in this increasingly project-based world.
8 Tips for Helping Students Identify and Solve Big Problems
As educators seeking to create meaningful experiences for our students, we must find ways to ask the right questions and provide kids the space to come up with their own problems. Here are 8 tips to help you get started.
What’s New in Leadership? Lifelong Learning + Project Management
As we have been writing throughout our project-based world series, the nature of work is changing and so in turn are the necessary skills for success. So what do we need to ensure we grow the type of leaders we'll need in the future?
See Through A Student’s Eyes with the Shadow a Student Challenge
By: Devon Young. School leaders and teachers are better suited to help students learn when they deeply understand the student experience. One great way to achieve this level of insight is through shadowing a student!