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John McCarthy replied to Amanda Walma's discussion Looking for a cutting edge presenter of Project Based Learning in the group Project-Based Learning (PBL)
"Small world :)"
Apr 2, 2010
John McCarthy replied to Sandra Goodrich's discussion PBL in High School Chemistry? in the group Project-Based Learning (PBL)
"Hi Sandra, Don't know if the question is still at issue. I just joined this Ning. There can be many ways that you might connect content to world context. 1. Consider beginning with listing the key concepts the students need to have as a result…"
Apr 1, 2010
John McCarthy replied to Amanda Walma's discussion Looking for a cutting edge presenter of Project Based Learning in the group Project-Based Learning (PBL)
"The Buck Institute is a good option as previously noted. Another option is http://leadingpbl.org. It's an initiative in Michigan where two education consultants for the county provide training to teachers state-wide. It's founded in the…"
Apr 1, 2010
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Mar 30, 2010

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Stop 20th Century Thinking

In the 21st Century our approach to education can and should be very different from previous centuries. The basic skills we teach are pretty much the same, but the tools we have to use require a different approach, as well as additional and very different literacies from centuries past. Information once difficult to find, maintain, and disseminate is now found by a voice command to a mobile device. The model of the teacher as the content expert standing in the front of the room, lecturing to…See More
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Stop 20th Century Thinking

In the 21st Century our approach to education can and should be very different from previous centuries. The basic skills we teach are pretty much the same, but the tools we have to use require a different approach, as well as additional and very different literacies from centuries past. Information once difficult to find, maintain, and disseminate is now found by a voice command to a mobile device. The model of the teacher as the content expert standing in the front of the room, lecturing to…See More
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