EdTech Startup Project Pals Partners With Georgia’s Haralson County School District

June 7, 2017    Project Pals

Partnership Leverages Innovative Project Based Learning Platform Empowering Students to Manage Projects Collaboratively Across the District

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

July 20, 2016    Katrina Schwartz

Amidst the discussions about content standards, curriculum and teaching strategies, it’s easy to lose sight of the big goals behind education, like giving students tools to deepen their quantitative and qualitative understanding of the world. Teaching for understanding has always been a challenge, which is why Harvard’s Project Zero has been trying to figure out how […]

Deeper Learning: More crucial than ever, and yet too rare

May 30, 2016    The Seattle Times

Advocates of “deeper learning” say deeper learning has become even more important in a changing economy that demands critical thinking. But only about a fifth of high school classrooms are learning deeply, according to one national study.

Building Better Teams for Project-Based Work

May 20, 2016    Tom Vander Ark Education

This article is delving into group dynamics and why some groups work better than others. Its conclusions are based on Google’s Aristotle project and the Buck Institute’s Gold Standard for project-based learning

A Proposal for the PISA 2018 Assessment of Global Competence

May 11, 2016    Andreas Schleicher OECD

The more interdependent the world becomes, the more we rely on collaborators and orchestrators who are able to join others in work and life. Schools need to prepare students for a world in which people need to work with others of diverse cultural origins, and appreciate different ideas, perspectives and values; a world in which […]

Big Data Was Supposed to Fix Education. It Didn’t. It’s Time for Small Data

May 9, 2016    Valerie Strauss Washington Post

For over a decade, “big data” and “analytics” have increasingly become a part of the education world. (Big data is a term used to describe data sets so large that they can only be analyzed by computers, and analytics is used to describe how the data is collected, analyzed and used.) Big data lovers believe […]

Why Project-Based Learning Hasn’t Gone Mainstream and What We Can Do About It

April 23, 2016    Peter Glenn EdSurge

As a co-founder of CrowdSchool, a PBL platform, I’ve spent nearly two years talking with teachers, schools, and districts about how to make it easier to teach with PBL. Despite the mounting evidence and excitement for project-based learning, only roughly 1% of US schools are committed to teaching with it. So why is PBL having […]

An Inspirational Approach to Education

March 29, 2016    Bill Cirone Lompoc Record

William Doyle, a Fulbright Scholar, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning TV producer, wrote a powerful essay about the “School of the Future.” “I have seen the School of Tomorrow. It is a place where children and teachers are safe and happy. It is a school where children are encouraged to be children, to […]

The Power of Unsolvable Problems

February 23, 2016    Sue Shellenbarger WSJ

The engineering school at Northwestern University is using the power of problems without clear solutions to prepare freshmen for the ups and downs of college and careers. Aware that some of its academically successful students arrive on campus without ever having failed at anything, the university requires all new engineering majors to take an unusual […]

Fujimoto: US Schools Must not Succumb to ‘Sin of Mediocrity

December 23, 2015    Erin McIntyre Education Dive

When New Tech High School began, Fujimoto says, most students generally had earned grades of a C or below. But with the incorporation of internships and project-based learning, New Tech’s students started shining academically. “The engagement and student agency were over the top – staff literally had to kick kids out of the school building […]