Active learning must be rigorous to meet standards-based expectations. Drawing from successful examples like “High Tech High,” Kevin Baird bridges the gap between makerspaces and projects to standards and outcomes.
RHS students say that they are transformed when they do real work for real people, often working harder on projects that don’t even count, because they matter. Ian Fogarty, Chemistry and Physics Teacher at Riverview High School, highlighted some of those projects and examined how teachers can organize their classes and how administrators can organize their schools from assessment to content delivery, to PBL, to passion projects in an attempt to educate the whole student living in a system of silos.
How can you engage their natural curiosity to be problem solvers? And, how can you provide opportunities for students not only to develop STEM knowledge and skills, but also apply their learning to new and real-world situations? In this webinar, Ginger Teague, Director of Professional Development at Project Lead The Way (PLTW), and Emily Schaefer, K-5 STEM educator in Crystal Lake, IL discussed how an Activity-, Project-, Problem-Based—or APB —instructional approach can empower teachers to create an exciting STEM learning experience as early as kindergarten.
When young scholars see themselves as inventors, creators, designers, problem-solvers, and collaborators, their ability to discover their true potential increases. As educators, it is our job to provide them with opportunities to experience a variety of activities that allow them to make mistakes, fix problems, try again, and brainstorm something new. In this webinar, Library Media Specialist Karey Killian lead an exploration of how STREAM teaching can create meaningful learning for our students.
Are you interested in transforming your learning environment into a vibrant, student-centered space? By using new game-changing technology to support an innovative approach to experiential learning, you can better empower and engage students on their own learning journey.
Projects have always been a staple of the classroom. With collaborative tools, class projects can be even more engaging and filled with deep learning, especially when students are working to solve a complex issue through investigation and inquiry. In this webinar, learn more about Project Based Learning (PBL) and how it can be successfully incorporated into your classroom.
Would you like to empower students to become published authors while learning to storyboard, design, write, and publish? We have the perfect session for you. Explore ways for students of all ages and content areas to easily create a story book with text, photos, audio clips, and Doodle drawings with the free Shutterfly Photo Story app for the iPad.
Collaboration is a 21st century skill. Students and faculty benefit when thinking about how to compromise, resolve conflict, and reach consensus. Project-based learning that includes collaborative art experiences, build these skills. Participants received a creative collaboration cultural assessment tool and see how “drawing the culture” can reveal insights and discussed the “culture continuum” and how to nurture a more collaborative, creative school culture.
In this webinar, Dr. Marialice Curran provided examples on how to get more student voice involved in digital citizenship project-based learning (PBL) throughout the school year. Marialice works with K-12 students and teachers, administrators and parents to help students to think and act at a local, global and digital level simultaneously. Through her research, she has found that the combination of student voice and PBL promotes positive school climate. This session will be useful for teachers, teacher trainers, tech coaches, librarians, media specialists, and teachers on special assignment for digital citizenship.
Looking for a way to integrate STEM into your daily activities? Step into a fully functioning early childhood science laboratory. In this webinar, attendees learned how to intrigue and motivate their PreK to second grade students to be super scientists.
As a teacher, Todd Nesloney was active on Twitter and as a blogger. Based on his social media presence, which showcased his love of project-based learning, Navasota School District offered him a job as principal at an underperforming fourth- and fifth-grade campus, along with the rare opportunity to transform the school from the ground up.
The new “Project-Based Learning” merges mobile learning, maker ed, STEM, and hands-on learning into Common Core-based curriculum for students. It encourages exploring mobile environments and immersing students in nature, engineering, and experiential learning.