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Buck Institute for Education
01/23/2017
Buck Institute for Education

Buck Institute for Education

Great article in Harvard Graduate School of Education Magazine on the importance of engagement for learning, and big shout-out for the effectiveness of Project Based Learning: "Assign students more hands-on projects, in which they become in control of their own learning. New research bolsters his theory. Since 2011 Jal Mehta and current doctoral student Sarah Fine, Ed.M.’13, have been studying 'deeper learning' (learning that is both challenging and engaging) at more than 30 American high schools, and they have found that schools with the most project-based curricula tend to foster the fewest bored students."

Buck Institute for Education
01/07/2017
Buck Institute for Education

Buck Institute for Education

Check out this week's top seven Project Based Learning news stories via The Atlantic, ASCD, The Seattle Times, and more! Do you have any more that you would like to share with us? Post PBL-related news stories as a Comment.

Congrats Sarah King for being chosen as a top 15 project in 2016 from BIE.
12/24/2016
Buck Institute for Education

Congrats Sarah King for being chosen as a top 15 project in 2016 from BIE.

BIE Editor in Chief John Larmer shares his top 15 favorite projects of 2016.

11/04/2016
Edutopia

Peer feedback is amazing!!

From day one, these students are taught how to give and receive critique so that they can work together to produce the best possible finished product.

HOW IT'S DONE: http://edut.to/CritiqueTR

Well... if you can't beat them, join them! Check out this STEM Challenge!
11/02/2016

Well... if you can't beat them, join them! Check out this STEM Challenge!

New blog post & freebie on my website! Engage students with an activity they are probably already doing - Bottle Tossing and Flipping! I explain in more detail about the bottle flipping STEM challenge.

Plus I'm sharing a FREE game - Toss & Task - that works with ANY taskcards! Click the link to read more and download the freebie - includes directions, game boards, and recording sheets:

http://www.erintegration.com/2016/10/05/bottle-tossing-and-flipping-in-the-classroom/

EducationCloset
10/26/2016
EducationCloset

EducationCloset

Teachers - need PD hours and interested in integrating the arts? Check out this great conference that takes place completely online!

Congrats to Sara King!  Highlighted by Buck Institute for Education for her project on religious tolerance! http://www.b...
10/19/2016
How I Used PBL to Promote Tolerance for Religions | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE

Congrats to Sara King! Highlighted by Buck Institute for Education for her project on religious tolerance! http://www.bie.org/blog/how_i_used_pbl_to_promote_tolerance_for_religions

This is the story of an 8th grade world history project, “Monotheistic Misunderstandings of the Medieval Age and of Modernity,” which I created at a Buck Institute workshop in March 2016 and students executed in May.

Buck Institute for Education
10/11/2016
Buck Institute for Education

Buck Institute for Education

In a new post from our friends at Getting Smart, 35 leaders from around the country discuss what is working and what needs improvement in implementing high quality Project Based Learning.

Edutopia
10/08/2016
Edutopia

Edutopia

After 15 years of teaching, this educator was ready for a change.

What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?
10/02/2016
What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

In project-based learning, students show what they learn as they journey through the unit, interact with its lessons, collaborate with each other, and assess themselves and each other.

My PBL Pet Peeves: 4 Common Misconceptions
10/02/2016
My PBL Pet Peeves: 4 Common Misconceptions

My PBL Pet Peeves: 4 Common Misconceptions

Andrew Miller firmly addresses some common misunderstandings about PBL, including the ideas that projects are lessons and the public audience can be random.

Edutopia
09/28/2016

Edutopia

The key to authentic learning.

Edutopia
09/26/2016
Edutopia

Edutopia

Bring the coffee shop atmosphere into your classroom.

09/21/2016
Edutopia

Edutopia

Learning with Play-Doh is SO fun.

http://www.bie.org/blog/project_based_learning_is_here_to_stay_lets_make_sure_its_high_quality_part
09/20/2016
Project Based Learning is Here to Stay: Let’s Make Sure It’s High Quality (Part 1) | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE

http://www.bie.org/blog/project_based_learning_is_here_to_stay_lets_make_sure_its_high_quality_part

A panel of ninth and tenth grade students sit at on stage fielding questions after the premiere of their Ken Burns style documentary on historical factors leading to ride of Germany Nationalism and their involvement in World War One. This is the concluding exhibition of learning for a World History,...

Edutopia
09/19/2016
Edutopia

Edutopia

[opinion] "Student voice is about convincing and supporting a student’s view for how to make their time worth spending on learning. Then, anything is possible."

Buck Institute for Education
09/19/2016
Buck Institute for Education

Buck Institute for Education

Check out the articles, blog posts, and other Project Based Learning resources we like this week. Like and Share!

via Edutopia, Khan Academy, The Atlantic, MarketWatch, and more

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09/19/2016

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09/19/2016

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