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.
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?
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!
By: Gia Truong. If learning truly is a lifelong process, then even education leaders need to stay on the learning path and see ongoing leadership development as critical to their—and their students’—success.
In this podcast, Unite LA president David Rattray chats with Tom about workforce readiness, the need for continued lifelong learning and how schools must adapt to prepare young people for a new economy and a changing world.
By: Jack Brunell. I probably don’t have a future as a physicist, but my project-based AP Physics class was nonetheless interesting and applicable to my everyday life. I still remember the experience and lessons learned.
Young people will be expected to work in the future with a high level of self-direction and initiative, requiring teachers and community leaders to provide them with deeper learning experiences today.
In our Project-Based World campaign, we ask about the skills, dispositions and mindsets that leaders need to be effective in a project-based world. Here are 10 roles we've found that make effective PBL leaders.
By: Tony Donen. In my work as principal at STEM School Chattanooga, I have found several cost friendly and mutually beneficial solutions that connect businesses, students and teachers that I call "Business Partner PBL."