This post talks about change and how long it takes to change school culture. Barbara is working on a change process that she will share while learning what works. It is more than creating projects or integrating technology to change teaching and learning.
Project-based learning is an approach to learning focusing on developing a product or creation. The project may or may not be student-centered, problem-based, or inquiry-based. We need to prepare our children now for their future.
Chris Lehman is principal of the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, PA. The Science Leadership Academy is a partnership high school between the School District of Philadelphia and The Franklin Institute. SLA is an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on 21st century learning that opened its doors on September 7, 2006. SLA provides a rigorous, …
Teaching online is different from teaching face-to-face. Barbara shares examples of websites where students of all ages can learn by doing and how teachers do not have to reinvent the wheel.
Kansas city schools moves to ability grouping instead of by age and grade levels. Barbara writes about the value of having students move at their own pace.
Showcase ePortfolios encourage learners to reflect on how they think about thinking instead of being told what to think and learn.
The Constructivist Consortium encouraged active participation who played and learned by doing.
Edubloggercon session at ISTE learning about using iPads and the pros and cons of iPads.
Breakout session at Edubloggercon at ISTE 2010 where Scott McLeod asked about issues in being or bringing in a consultant. Half of the group were consultants and shared experiences.
Followed the Smackdown at Edubloggercon ISTE 2010. The Speed Demos were under two minutes and wish there was more time to have more demos.