What if instead of demonstrating understanding through a worksheet or end of term exam, students produced beautiful, professional work for real clients, and exhibited it in the community?
This is what Alexa Lepp, a PBL and Technology coach gets elementary students to do on a regular basis.
In our short interview, Alexa shares how to:
- Introduce students to real clients and connect core subjects seamlessly to project tasks
- Get students to hold themselves to higher expectations and save you from ‘working all hours of the day’
- Get students to ‘fall in love’ with our core content by using real world models
- Connect our classrooms with real world experts and project partners through our own Facebook, Twitter and Instagram communities
Alexa Lepp is an educator and Project Based Learning coach from Southern California. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology. Alexa has been in education for ten years with a background in teaching students across 5th-12th grade. She has also worked with educators across the nation, grades K-12, on how to integrate PBL in their educational practices. She is currently working as a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) in a High School in Acton, California, as an Independent Study Mentor-Teacher, ASB Advisor, technology coach, and professional development team member.