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How Improving Student Feedback and Teaching Data Science Restored Our Classroom Culture

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I was in my fifth year of teaching at Forest Ridge, an independent all-girls school serving students in grades 5-12 in Bellevue, Wash., and I was feeling isolated in a room with students who didn’t seem to want to engage with my class, despite all my efforts to bring enthusiasm and passion to my work. The learning environment was tense, my students were angsty and I didn't have the information or strategies to make it better. Anonymous student.

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Project-Based Learning Is Just the Beginning

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Three years ago, we transformed Kankakee Public Schools’ general education track into the College and Career Academy, which is 100% focused on using PBL to prepare students for future jobs. We started by marrying the traditional, content-driven course work with performance-based assessment.

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To Connect Classes to Careers, Consider Erasing Grade Levels

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Back in the early 1900s, John Dewey promoted the “learning by doing” approach to education, which would later become the foundation of project-based learning (PBL). This framework allows for students to use knowledge from all areas of study to complete a project or task, a process that prepares them for the challenges that they may have to overcome in a future career. For example, one student did an organic gardening activity for a restaurant.

Join Us for the Third Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 23rd, 2018 in Boston

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The day-long Global Leadership Summit, co-hosted by ASCD and the Global Education Conference Network, will convene classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and thought leaders in an interactive and engaging program.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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It works well, that is, if you disregard student data privacy and security. Affluent students get to digital tools for creative exploration; poor students get to use theirs for test prep. Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning.

The 2018 Global Leadership Summit - March 23rd, 2018 in Boston

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The day-long Global Leadership Summit, co-hosted by ASCD and the Global Education Conference Network, will convene classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and thought leaders in an interactive and engaging program.