PBL Case Study #6: The Mock Election Project

PBL Case Study #6: The Mock Election Project

Background As the presidential election neared its final stages back in October, Kristen Dickey's 5th grade students had a plethora of questions: What is the electoral college? How does it work? Why do some states get more votes than others? What's the difference...

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PBL Case Study #4: Creating Eco-Friendly Busses

PBL Case Study #4: Creating Eco-Friendly Busses

Story of PBL Transformation: Creating Eco-Friendly Busses When I first met Hirotake Wang as a facilitator/ co- founder of Futures Academy at The International School of Beijing, I knew he was special. At 12 years old, he was already trilingual, a standout tennis...

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PBL Case Study #2: The Food Truck Project

PBL Case Study #2: The Food Truck Project

Story of PBL Transformation: Community Food Truck When I met with the 5th grade team at Park Maitland, a small school in Orlando, Florida, they were hoping project-based learning could better develop their students as community problem solvers. And while they didn't...

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Five Sample Projects to Engage All Your Online Learners

Five Sample Projects to Engage All Your Online Learners

A few days ago I called up my brother in California to find out how Evie (his daughter/ my niece) was holding up with the recent school closures. He assured me she is doing just fine. During 'music class,' she watches youtube tutorials on how to play guitar chords;...

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Industrial Revolution: Assembly-Line vs. Tradesperson

Industrial Revolution: Assembly-Line vs. Tradesperson

School (s): The Harbour School Hong Kong Project Summary:  In a Grade 6 social studies unit, students learned about the industrial revolution and its cultural and social impact on creativity. In The Foundry, they extended their learning by analyzing the efficiency of...

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