Project-Based Learning

From strategies and project ideas to apps, frameworks, and tips, this is our collection of the best Project-Based Learning resources from TeachThought.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 134 Equity And Authentic PBL Through #HipHopEd

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 134 Equity And Authentic PBL Through #HipHopEd Drew Perkins talks with Sam Seidel about his work to improve teaching and learning with the Stanford Design School and through the lens of Hip Hop Education. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: @husslington hiphopgenius.org Stanford Design School: The K12 Lab @stanforddschool Hip Hop …

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 133 How To Build An Authentic And Entrepreneurial High School Experience

  The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 133 How To Build An Authentic And Entrepreneurial High School Experience Drew Perkins talks with Trace Pickering, Executive Director/Co-Founder of Iowa BIG, about how their program develops and delivers a more authentic and entrepreneurial high school experience. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Iowa BIG web site @IowaBIG | Iowa BIG on …

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3 Ways To Differentiate In Project-Based Learning

Grow 18: On July 12, 2018 a great opportunity to attend an interactive learning session on how to effectively differentiate in Project-Based Learning. This article is a taste of the deeper exploration and learning about meeting the needs of all learners in a PBL unit. 3 Ways To Differentiate In Project-Based Learning by John McCarthy, …

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5 Reasons Why PBL May Not Be Working At Your School

5 Reasons Why PBL May Not Be Working At Your School by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD Is the project-based learning happening, but not working? You’ve read the books, liked and retweeted the tweets, listened to the podcasts, drank the Kool-Aid, and brought TeachThought PD (or a different PD provider, gasp!!) to your school for a PBL …

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 117 PBL Lessons Learned By Designing A PBL Edtech Tool

Drew Perkins talks with Mike Hourahine, CEO and Co-Founder of Edio, a PBL and Design Thinking Edtech Platform, about their work and lessons learned that PBL teachers might find useful. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Edio (now Headrush Learning) @edioapp (now @headrushapp) @mhourahine Agile Scrum Slack ThinkGlobalSchool Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Subscribe   …

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 114 Helping Kids Get More Out Of Play With SEL

Drew Perkins talks with Playworks President, Elizabeth Cushing, and  Sara Shorey, Principal of Adams Elementary about using social-emotional learning to help kids navigate the world of play more productively.  Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Playworks.org Playworks on: Facebook, Twitter Recesslab.org Santa Ana Unified School District TeachThought Podcast with Susan Kaiser Greenland *Also published at TeachThought.com Subscribe Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to …

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30 Of The Best Apps For Group Project-Based Learning

30 Of The Best Apps For Group Project-Based Learning Project-based learning is a matter of identifying needs and opportunities (using an app like flipboard), gathering potential resources (using an app like pinterest), collecting notes and artifacts (with an app like Evernote), concept-mapping potential scale or angles for the project (using an app like simplemind), assigning …

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 109 What The Research Says About Quality PBL

  Drew Perkins talks with Barbara Condliffe, Research Associate at MDRC, about their recent research review publication “Project-Based Learning: A Promising Approach to Improving Student Outcomes”. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: MDRC Issue Brief Project Based Learning, A Literature Review (PDF) Barbara Condliffe on MDRC @MDRC_News ‏ Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get …

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Are Students Doing Projects Or Learning Through Project-Based Learning?

  Are You Doing Projects Or Learning Through Project-Based Learning? by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD Project-based learning is not just doing projects, it’s students learning through the work of a project. In quality PBL the deeper connections and learning are established through the inquiry process as students make meaning out of an authentic challenge. …

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TeachThought Podcast Ep. 98 Moving PBL From Surface To Transfer Level

Drew Perkins talks with Napa New Technology High School Principal Riley Johnson about his school’s work to deepen the quality of PBL including authenticity, grouping, and collaboration tools. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Riley Johnson’s Project-Based Life blog Riley Johnson Twitter New Tech High School’s Center for Excellence Michael McDowell book – Rigorous PBL by …

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TeachThought Podcast Ep. 97 Growing PBL With Mentorship

Drew Perkins talks with author Patty Alper about her book “Teach To Work” and how adding quality mentors can help students, especially in the context of PBL. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Patty Alper: web site, twitter, email Teach To Work Book on Amazon Junior Achievement Subscribe Listen on: Stitcher Podbean PodcastLand YouTube Also available on Google Music …

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A Project-Based Learning Cheat Sheet For Authentic Learning

A Project-Based Learning Cheat Sheet by TeachThought Staff Like most buzzwords in education, “authenticity” isn’t a new idea. For decades, teachers have sought to make student learning “authentic” by looking to the “real world”–the challenges, technology, and communities that students care about and connect with daily. You’ve probably been encouraged in the past to design …

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TeachThought Podcast Ep. 75 Sustainability And Project-Based Learning

Ep. 75 Sustainability And Project-Based Learning Drew Perkins talks with Chief Innovation Officer for EcoRise in Austin, Texas, Richard Kincaid, about their work with teachers to design and develop PBL that focuses on teaching environmental literacy, social innovation and hands-on design skills. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: EcoRise EcoRise on Facebook How The Culture Of Achievement …

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TeachThought Podcast Ep. 73 The Power Of A Plant: Growing Healthy Minds and Schools

Ep. 73 The Power Of A Plant: Growing Healthy Minds and Schools Drew Perkins talks with Stephen Ritz and Suzie Boss, co-authors of The Power of a Plant: A Teacher’s Odyssey to Grow Healthy Minds and Schools. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Green Bronx Machine The Power of a Plant: A Teacher’s Odyssey to …

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