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Creating Life Long Learners

Creating Life Long Learners Author Todd Stanley
ISBN-10 9781506313993
Release 2015-07-30
Pages 168
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Wanted for the global workforce: thinkers (and those who can teach them) Where K-12 instruction once centered on content and memorization, today’s educators want, most of all, to teach their students to think critically and perceptively. What better way than with project-based learning (PBL)? Author Todd Stanley provides a teacher-friendly, step-by-step approach to implementing PBL, showing readers how to: Use project and classroom management skills to create a positive, productive learning environment Develop curriculum around ten different project types Link projects with today’s standards Teach students how to effectively collaborate and bring out the best in each other



Project based Learning for Gifted Students

Project based Learning for Gifted Students Author Todd Stanley
ISBN-10 1593638302
Release 2011-11-01
Pages 141
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Project-Based Learning for Gifted Students: A Handbook for the 21st-Century Classroom makes the case that project-based learning is ideal for the gifted classroom, focusing on student choice, teacher responsibility, and opportunities for differentiation. The book also guides teachers to create a project-based learning environment in their own classroom, walking them step-by-step through topics and processes such as linking projects with standards, finding the right structure, and creating a practical classroom environment. Project-Based Learning for Gifted Students also provides helpful examples and lessons that all teachers can use to get started.



Reinventing Project Based Learning

Reinventing Project Based Learning Author Suzie Boss
ISBN-10 9781564845382
Release 2014-07-21
Pages 270
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This newly revised book explores proven strategies for overcoming the limitations of the traditional classroom, including a wealth of technology tools for inquiry, collaboration, and global connection to support this new vision of instructional design. The book follows the arc of a project, providing guided opportunities to direct and reflect educators own learning and professional development. In the expanded second edition, educators will find new examples of the latest tools, assessment strategies and promising practices that are poised to shape education in the future.



Project Management for Education

Project Management for Education Author Walter Ginevri
ISBN-10 9781628254587
Release 2018-01-19
Pages 233
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This unique book is for two audiences! Read one way it is for educators; flip it over and read the other way it is for project managers! Project based learning (PBL), a set of engaging and powerful learning methods organized around motivating projects, is one of the most popular ways to bring the skills used by project management into students' educational experience, giving them amazing opportunities to develop the essential 21st century competencies they need. In Project Management for Education: The Bridge to 21st Century Learning, authors Bernie Trilling and Walter Ginevri provide a "two-in-one" guide for educators and project management professionals, demonstrating how the two fields can work together. By teaming up to enrich the experience of students, both educators and project management professionals can continue to develop their own skills and better meet the challenges they face in our ever-changing world.



How People Learn

How People Learn Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309131971
Release 2000-08-11
Pages 384
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.



Virtual Architecture

Virtual Architecture Author Judi Harris
ISBN-10 1564841308
Release 1998
Pages 146
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Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, k, p, e, i, s, t.



Preparing the Next Generation of Teachers for 21st Century Education

Preparing the Next Generation of Teachers for 21st Century Education Author Tang, Siew Fun
ISBN-10 9781522540816
Release 2018-04-06
Pages 377
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As educational standards continue to transform, it has become essential for educators to receive the support and training necessary to effectively instruct their students and meet societal expectations. To do this, fostering education programs that include innovative practices and initiatives is imperative. Preparing the Next Generation of Teachers for 21st Century Education provides emerging research on innovative practices in learning and teaching within the modern era. While highlighting topics such as blended learning, course development, and transformation practices, readers will learn about progressive methods and applications of 21st-century education. This book is an important resource for educators, academicians, professionals, graduate-level students, and researchers seeking current research on contemporary learning and teaching practices.



Performance Based Assessment for 21st Century Skills

Performance Based Assessment for 21st Century Skills Author Todd Stanley
ISBN-10 9781618212757
Release 2014-10-15
Pages 250
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Performance-based assessments allow classroom teachers an alternative to traditional multiple-choice tests. We often use fill-in-the bubble assessments in education to determine the readiness of students. However, in the 21st-century workplace, these types of tests fail to truly prepare students. How many times in the real world are we called upon to take a multiple-choice test? In the real world, we are called upon to prove our merit through performance-based assessments, displaying our 21st-century skills. We should be preparing students for this in the classroom. Performance-Based Assessment for 21st-Century Skills makes the argument that teachers should use performance-based assessments in the classroom. It guides the educator step by step to show how he or she can create performance-based assessments for students, including what they look like, teaching students how to create them, setting the proper classroom environment, and how to evaluate them.



Education for Life and Work

Education for Life and Work Author Committee on Defining Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills
ISBN-10 9780309256506
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 229
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Americans have long recognized that investments in public education contribute to the common good, enhancing national prosperity and supporting stable families, neighborhoods, and communities. Education is even more critical today, in the face of economic, environmental, and social challenges. Today's children can meet future challenges if their schooling and informal learning activities prepare them for adult roles as citizens, employees, managers, parents, volunteers, and entrepreneurs. To achieve their full potential as adults, young people need to develop a range of skills and knowledge that facilitate mastery and application of English, mathematics, and other school subjects. At the same time, business and political leaders are increasingly asking schools to develop skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management - often referred to as "21st century skills." Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century describes this important set of key skills that increase deeper learning, college and career readiness, student-centered learning, and higher order thinking. These labels include both cognitive and non-cognitive skills- such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, effective communication, motivation, persistence, and learning to learn. 21st century skills also include creativity, innovation, and ethics that are important to later success and may be developed in formal or informal learning environments. This report also describes how these skills relate to each other and to more traditional academic skills and content in the key disciplines of reading, mathematics, and science. Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century summarizes the findings of the research that investigates the importance of such skills to success in education, work, and other areas of adult responsibility and that demonstrates the importance of developing these skills in K-16 education. In this report, features related to learning these skills are identified, which include teacher professional development, curriculum, assessment, after-school and out-of-school programs, and informal learning centers such as exhibits and museums.



STEM Project Based Learning

STEM Project Based Learning Author Robert M. Capraro
ISBN-10 9789462091436
Release 2013-04-20
Pages 210
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This second edition of Project-Based Learning (PBL) presents an original approach to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) centric PBL. We define PBL as an “ill-defined task with a well-defined outcome,” which is consistent with our engineering design philosophy and the accountability highlighted in a standards-based environment. This model emphasizes a backward design that is initiated by well-defined outcomes, tied to local, state, or national standard that provide teachers with a framework guiding students’ design, solving, or completion of ill-defined tasks. This book was designed for middle and secondary teachers who want to improve engagement and provide contextualized learning for their students. However, the nature and scope of the content covered in the 14 chapters are appropriate for preservice teachers as well as for advanced graduate method courses. New to this edition is revised and expanded coverage of STEM PBL, including implementing STEM PBL with English Language Learners and the use of technology in PBL. The book also includes many new teacher-friendly forms, such as advanced organizers, team contracts for STEM PBL, and rubrics for assessing PBL in a larger format.



Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning Author John Larmer
ISBN-10 9781416620334
Release 2015-05-26
Pages 240
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Project based learning (PBL) is gaining renewed attention with the current focus on college and career readiness and the performance-based emphases of Common Core State Standards, but only high-quality versions can deliver the beneficial outcomes that schools want for their students. It’s not enough to just “do projects.” Today’s projects need to be rigorous, engaging, and in-depth, and they need to have student voice and choice built in. Such projects require careful planning and pedagogical skill. The authors—leaders at the respected Buck Institute for Education—take readers through the step-by-step process of how to create, implement, and assess PBL using a classroom-tested framework. Also included are chapters for school leaders on implementing PBL systemwide and the use of PBL in informal settings. Examples from all grade levels and content areas provide evidence of the powerful effects that PBL can have, including * increased student motivation and preparation for college, careers, and citizenship; * better results on high-stakes tests; * a more satisfying teaching experience; and * new ways for educators to communicate with parents, communities, and the wider world. By successfully implementing PBL, teachers can not only help students meet standards but also greatly improve their instruction and make school a more meaningful place for learning. Both practical and inspirational, this book is an essential guide to creating classrooms and schools where students—and teachers—excel.



Personalized Learning

Personalized Learning Author Peggy Grant
ISBN-10 9781564845443
Release 2014-06-21
Pages 194
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Personalized Learning: A Guide for Engaging Students with Technology is designed to help educators make sense of the shifting landscape in modern education. While changes may pose significant challenges, they also offer countless opportunities to engage students in meaningful ways to improve their learning outcomes. Personalized learning is the key to engaging students, as teachers are leading the way toward making learning as relevant, rigorous, and meaningful inside school as outside and what kids do outside school: connecting and sharing online, and engaging in virtual communities of their own Renowned author of the Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go series, Dale Basye, and award winning educator Peggy Grant, provide a go-to tool available to every teacher today—technology as a way to ‘personalize’ the education experience for every student, enabling students to learn at their various paces and in the way most appropriate to their learning styles.



Synergy and Synthesis for Teaching in the 21st Century

Synergy and Synthesis for Teaching in the 21st Century Author Joan Della Valle
ISBN-10 1517481546
Release 2015-12-15
Pages 198
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With so many excellent theories and tools available to educators, why is teaching so challenging in the twenty-first century? The simple reason, according to authors Sherrye Dotson and Joan DellaValle, is that teachers just don't know how or when to use them to create relevant and engaging lessons for today's students. Synergy and Synthesis for Teaching in the 21st Century has the solution. It empowers teachers by showing them how to integrate the most effective new methodologies into their curricula-without abandoning the tried-and-true strategies that work for them. Starting with a high-level overview of P21, designed by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, this handbook guides you through the Core 21 planning model, weaving together the common threads between problem-based/project-based learning and brain research that supports the many models of learning created by the educational experts. It provides students the opportunity to solve problems, connect learning to life experiences, and exhibit the skills necessary to thrive in a global society. And, it can be tailored to your teaching style and needs. Inspired by the work of many educational researchers, Core 21 gives you a flexible framework for creating synergy in the classroom.



What Is It About Me You Can t Teach

What Is It About Me You Can t Teach Author Eleanor Renee Rodriguez
ISBN-10 9781506345727
Release 2016-05-31
Pages 328
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Now in its third edition, this powerful book features timely new content from innovative schools and teachers, focusing on reaching struggling students. The authors illuminate how to raise student achievement by upholding high expectations, while teaching with cultural responsiveness. Discover how to: Lead all students to deeper learning, grounded in critical thinking, creative problem solving, communication, collaboration—and the “5th C,” cultural awareness Support the latest standards for college and career readiness and English Language Proficiency/Development Incorporate technology into teaching and learning in innovative ways, adaptable to varying resource levels Implement K-12 lesson plans that support individualized, project-based learning



Project Based Learning Across the Disciplines

Project Based Learning Across the Disciplines Author Acacia M. Warren
ISBN-10 9781506335070
Release 2016-03-18
Pages 272
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A turnkey and cost-effective PBL framework that is highly recommended! Are you tired of complex and costly PBL models? Support students’ academic, literacy, and life goals with the +1Pedagogy™ framework. You’ll learn to easily blend theory and practice, core standards, 21st Century Skills, and technology for a comprehensive – and unforgettable - learning experience. K-12 educators, coaches and administrators will learn to: Stimulate students’ interest across disciplines Implement a turnkey, interdisciplinary +1P framework Immerse students in authentic inquiry and real-world application Integrate college and career readiness and digital technology The book includes 9 inspiring sample units and over 30 helpful templates.



Passion for Learning

Passion for Learning Author Ronald J. Newell
ISBN-10 0810846012
Release 2003
Pages 122
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Explains the theory and practice behind making a project-based system work.



A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Author Heather Fry
ISBN-10 9781317650225
Release 2014-08-21
Pages 452
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.