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

Integrate coding into any project: Introducing the Workbench Programming Canvas

Posted by Taryn Sullivan on May 1, 2018 11:25:14 AM

Here at Workbench, we’re committed to building the best tools for educators to discover, create, and share projects. As STEAM, coding, and robotics have become more popular in the classroom, we’ve heard the need to help educators effectively use and manage all the different gear that comes with that.

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Tags: Google Classroom, Standards, PBL, Computer Science, Blockly, Block Coding, Programming, coding, BLE, STEM, computer science hardware, computer science lesson plans, teaching hands on, teaching with projects, projects for high school, projects for middle school, computer science middle school, computer science elementary school, computer science high school

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

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

Aligning PBL with Standards

Posted by Becky Webster on Dec 14, 2017 9:20:00 AM

Student success and school (or school district) success is typically measured by test scores. Teachers and administrators are accountable for student performance. Home values can even rise or fall with the perceived quality of a school district. So, it’s no surprise that test scores are on the minds of educators.

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Tags: Standards, PBL, Administrators, Teachers

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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