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Data has become an extremely important topic, whether you’re talking about serving students, or serving a particular population. 90 more words

Educational Technology

The Three Little Pigs

Students created houses for the 3 Little pigs out of drinking straws, craft sticks and Legos and cubes. Students worked as a team, and followed the Engineering and Design process.   54 more words

1st Grade

The Evolving Role of the Teacher

Most educators in our schools and district offices have gone through their own education without the access and opportunities that exist today. To meet the needs of the learners in our classrooms today and align school with the world we live in, there is a need to embrace new mindsets about learning, along with new tools and resources available to make these shifts across diverse classrooms. 1,066 more words

Learning And Teaching

How to teach "soft skills" in project based learning

I have done quite a few teacher professional learning workshops on project based learning (PBL). Nearly all of them have involved telling teachers about elements of authentic PBL, how to design a ‘good’ driving question’ and the importance of formative assessment and feedback. 316 more words

Hard Fun

You’ll find the future where people are having the most fun.

-Steven Johnson

I’ve been a bit obsessed these days with Steven Johnson and I can’t get the idea of the adjacent possible out of my mind.

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Teaching And Learning

Rethinking teaching and learning outcomes in writing with Nell Duke...

In Nell Duke’s Inside Information, she provides a great explanation, research and how to engage in project based instruction.  Duke explains that in a project based approach, students work over an extended time period for a purpose beyond satisfying a school requirement-to build something, to create something, to respond to a question they have, to solve a real problem, or to address a real need.   314 more words