Working together to help students learn by doing.

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

Seasonal Project-Based Learning  Activities for the Classroom

Posted by Becky Webster on Dec 12, 2017 12:25:38 PM

Keep students on track as winter holidays approach by including seasonal project-based learning (PBL) in your plans! The holiday season can be a time when students lose interest in classes, but it’s actually a great time to build enthusiasm around PBL. Acknowledge the excitement of the season and build those 21st Century Skills with fun projects like planning parties and making gifts.

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Tags: Teachers, PBL Projects

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.

Do more with:

  • Easy content creation and sharing
  • Library of standards-aligned projects
  • Integrated programming tools
  • Connections to Google Classroom and more

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