In this post, High Tech High Chula Vista teacher Alec Patton takes us inside the world of exhibitions, telling us why they have power, why students aren't always as motivated by them as you might think, and how at their best they bring together "sizzle" and "steak".
All Blog Posts With project-based learning Tag or Category
October 17, 2014
October 15, 2014
What are the conditions under which English Learners can thrive in a project-based learning environment, and how can we help new teachers create those conditions?
October 09, 2014
A course for graduate students is an occasion for rethinking classroom activity--for the professor as well as for students.
October 01, 2014
Every curricular area has a global dimension that can be taught in the classroom, including math. This is often the area that is most difficult for people to grasp as being global, but math helps us understand the world—and we use the world to understand math. The world is interconnected and math shows these connections and possibilities. The earlier young learners can put these skills to practice, the more likely we are to remain an innovation society and economy.
August 23, 2014
Rather than debating the value of one field over another we should redirect the conversation to focus on how language and cultural studies are relevant, not if. Kaitlin Thomas shares how an experiential program can bridge an important gap between classroom learning and real-world experience.
August 13, 2014
By focusing students on real-life connections using a global lens, we can create more engaging and powerful opportunities to learn. Meghan Sullivan shares some classroom examples.
August 04, 2014
Schools can promote deeper learning, engage students and transform school culture with the 4 P's of next gen learning: posting, presenting, publishing, and portfolio.
July 25, 2014
A teacher struggles with the tension between depth and breadth in the curriculum.
July 23, 2014
A Minnesota school has been engaging students in place-based expeditions that are "ridiculously fun" and deep learning experiences since 1971.
July 14, 2014
What does it take to get students interested in learning entrepreneurial skills?