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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
By: Dr. Lisa Abel Palmieri. How can EdLeaders prepare their districts--and themselves--for a project-based world? These are the five essential qualities that enable leaders to design schools that prepare students for the project-based world.
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.