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5 Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning. Voiceover: How will today’s children function in a dangerous world?

5 Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning

What means will they use to carve the future? Will they be equipped to find the answers to tomorrow’s problems? Teacher: When you think about traditional learning you think of a student sitting in a classroom and being talked at. Teacher: Now I imagine a lot of you are still thinking... Teacher: They are supposed to be a sponge. Peggy Ertmer: So there are a lot of different ways to approach PBL, a lot of different ways to implement it, but really it all boils down to five essential keys: real-world connection, core to learning, structured collaboration, student driven, and multifaceted assessment. Student: One of the problems in the ocean is that with the higher amount of CO2 calcifying organisms are decreasing and we’re testing to see how well life in the ocean lives without calcifying organisms.

Student: --four by eight feet. Peggy Ertmer: So the second commonality is the PBL unit provides academic rigor. Student: Yes. Check out how these educators are using project-based learning. 2.

Check out how these educators are using project-based learning

Method Schools implemented PBL through a blended learning model, which turned out to be a highly flexible model for success for teachers and students. 3. Children in the Mehlville School District in Missouri may have the chance in two years to attend an elementary school with an alternative PBL curriculum–one that uses real-world problems to help students learn and without the restraints grade levels sometimes place on learning. The school would use technology and different instruction methods to help children learn at their own pace.

They could hone their reading, math and science skills by developing solutions to problems in their community — such as hunger or water shortages — and through projects that require critical thinking. 4. 5. 6. 7. About the Author: Laura Devaney Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. Add your opinion to the discussion. Edutopia News. A 3 Dimensional Model Of Bloom's Taxonomy - A 3-Dimensional Model Of Bloom’s Taxonomy by TeachThought Staff Well, technically it’s a 2-dimensional representation of a 3-dimensional model, but being limited as we are in 2016 to 2D screens, it is what it is.

A 3 Dimensional Model Of Bloom's Taxonomy -

(Soon you’ll be able to 3D print what you see–download the plans and print it. Or play with it in virtual reality. Eventually a hologram you can manipulate digitally–pass around the room like a tennis ball, then fling it into the ether….) Rex Heer at Iowa State University, who created the graphic, explains: Among other modifications, Anderson and Krathwohl’s (2001) revision of the original Bloom’s taxonomy (Bloom & Krathwohl, 1956) redefines the cognitive domain as the intersection of the Cognitive Process Dimension and the Knowledge Dimension. This document offers a three-dimensional representation of the revised taxonomy of the cognitive domain. Interested in Online Learning » Discover Online Learning. When the concept of online learning is mentioned, people think and talk about many different things.

Interested in Online Learning » Discover Online Learning

Within different contexts, online learning can actually be designed, developed, and delivered in many different ways. And, the practice of “teaching online” can take on just as many different meanings. Here, at Open SUNY, when we talk about teaching online courses, we are talking about a specific approach to creating a learner-centered online environment delivered asynchronously via technology. Asynchronous learning takes place at any time. In an asynchronous course, learning materials, interactions, and assignments can be accessed at any time. The asynchronous environment is what key here, because it enables online learners to take classes at any time from any place. The CSU Online Learning Model. Version 2 Overview The Online Learning Model consists of a set of elements designed to increase student engagement, retention and overall satisfaction.

The CSU Online Learning Model

The model builds on Moore’s (1989) model which incorporates learner-teacher, learner-learner and learner-content interaction. 2016Blended Learning in the Library AIS PD. The Brainwaves Video Anthology. Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions. By Eduardo Briceño A growth mindset is the understanding that personal qualities and abilities can change.

Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions

It leads people to take on challenges, persevere in the face of setbacks, and become more effective learners. As more and more people learn about the growth mindset, which was first discovered by Stanford Professor Carol Dweck, we sometimes observe some confusions about it. Recently some critiques have emerged. What A Flat Classroom Really Looks Like.

What A Flat Classroom Really Looks Like by Terry Heick The traditional model of education is hierarchal, with organizations and administrators of learning on top and students and their families receiving the learning somewhere below.

What A Flat Classroom Really Looks Like

While this made sense in the past when public education–inclusive systems of public education at that—were still finding their way, there is little excuse for such a workflow in a modern classroom. Embedded in this simple pattern are troubling implications that sabotage learning processes from the beginning. In informal and as they occur learning circumstances, the concept of power and currency is highly dynamic, constantly shifting based on context. In these situations, you are constantly evaluating information and re-contextualizing it—understanding what you hear or read, and seeing how it makes sense to the specifics of your situation.

In formal learning settings, this is all turned on its head. But what would be the benefits if it did? School in the Cloud.