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Getting the most out of your Gear with tech integration

Posted by Zach Zayner on May 8, 2018 10:30:00 AM

With the advent of new tools to support transformative learning and student engagement, it’s an exciting time for hands-on learning. Technology adds so much to the classroom: The right piece of gear can draws kids in and open up new ways to engage students in deeper learning while allowing them to take ownership of the process.

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Tags: STEM, Programming, Blockly, Block Coding, Computer Science, coding, Integration, PBL Projects, PBL, Standards, Getting Started with PBL, gear, drones, robots, devices

Building parent engagement at your school

Posted by Christie Veitch on Mar 22, 2018 10:00:00 AM

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” –Benjamin Franklin 

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Tags: PBL Projects, PBL, Standards, Teachers, Administrators, Getting Started with PBL, Parents, parent night, open house, STEM night, STEAM night, Parent involvement

Worried about classroom disruptions slowing you down? Focus on being prepared to be flexible!

Posted by Zach Zayner on Mar 13, 2018 10:30:00 AM

You and your students are in the middle of discussing plans to help a few local businesses improve sustainability practices. Group conversations are a bit noisy, but highly productive. All in all, the second day of your first project with your students is going really well on the engagement front. Then a fire drill begins, work stops, and your students lose both class time and focus.

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Tags: PBL Projects, Teachers, Administrators, Getting Started with PBL, PBL Pilot Program, PBL, Classroom Management, Classroom Disruptions, Difficult Students

Making PBL work in every Classroom: Why integration matters

Posted by Christie Veitch on Mar 5, 2018 9:30:00 AM

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

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Tags: PBL Research, PBL, Administrators, Standards, Getting Started with PBL, PBL Pilot Program, Teachers, PBL Projects, Google Classroom, Integration, Google Education

Finding Teacher Leaders: A First Step in District-wide PBL Implementation

Posted by Becky Webster on Jan 23, 2018 10:00:00 AM

You’ve read the project-based learning (PBL) success stories, researched the studies showing student performance gains, and now you’re ready for your district to dive into PBL. Your next step is finding teacher leaders. This is a critical task because these educators will add value in a few different ways:

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Tags: PBL, Teachers, Administrators, Getting Started with PBL, PBL Pilot Program

6 Keys to a Successful PBL Pilot Program

Posted by Becky Webster on Nov 22, 2017 11:35:12 AM

We solve problems every day, from figuring out a faster route to work to deciding what to make for dinner. Project-based learning (PBL) offers students a chance to start actively solving problems, learn through real-life scenarios, and come away with deeper understanding. PBL is a great way to build skills like collaboration, critical thinking, and communication into lesson plans, but getting started can be intimidating since PBL may be a change of pace in your classroom or school district. Here are six key ideas to remember when planning your first projects.

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Tags: PBL Pilot Program, Getting Started with PBL, Teachers, Administrators

Teach with projects in your classroom, school, and district.

Have you been trying to incorporate hands-on teaching and learning? Are you seeing some success but wanting to do more or running into challenges around time constraints, content creation, and alignment to standards? Workbench can help. Learn how other teachers, schools, and districts are using Workbench to engage students and get results that matter.

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  • Easy content creation and sharing
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  • Integrated programming tools
  • Connections to Google Classroom and more

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