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Saturday, September 17, 2016
Educational Links 9/18/16
Report: STEM's Future Is Play, Inclusiveness, Lifelong Education
“Does a project always have to be about a problem? Can’t it be about
something worth celebrating?” When a teacher asked me that question this
summer during a project-based learning (PBL) workshop, she got me
thinking. When I brainstorm with teachers about project ideas, I tend to
think first of topics that give students a chance to solve an
interesting challenge or advocate for a solution to a problem that
concerns them. I encourage teachers to look for projects that will give
students opportunities to put their problem-solving and
critical-thinking skills to work. Often, that means wrestling with
But PBL can also open opportunities to shine a light on people or places worth celebrating.