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November 12, 2019

Phenomenon Based Learning (PhBL) is a multi-disciplinary form of learning that approaches a topic (phenomenon) initially from a bird's eye view. PhBL was developed as a means to address the growing need for learning experiences which encounter and solve real-world issu...

November 7, 2019

Phenomenon Based Learning (PhBL) is a multi-disciplinary form of learning that approaches a topic (phenomenon) initially from a bird's eye view. PhBL was developed as a means to address the growing need for learning experiences which encounter and solve real-world issu...

May 28, 2019

The Engineering Design Cycle is the Method of Inquiry Used By Engineers.

This method of inquiry is specific to the domain of engineering and is used by engineers to create systems, engines, motors, machines, materials, structures, code and more. It’s also used in aviati...

May 28, 2019

When we think of empowering students with tools and techniques to navigate life, few opportunities may be as important as providing authentic experiences to develop their ability to inquire. Sometimes inquiry may seem like a somewhat vague term. If you'r...

May 14, 2019

Why Inquiry? I couldn’t imagine a more vital set of tools to equip any human being with than the tools of inquiry. At its core, inquiry is purposeful learning and purposeful creation, production and doing with what is learned. This is a core essence of living and doin...

May 8, 2019

The Deeper Learning Dozen is a Community of Practice involving the Harvard Graduate School of Education and one dozen school districts seeking to further Deeper Learning, equity and connectedness through systemic multi-dimensional approaches.

April 25, 2019

When we think of PBL (Project Based Learning) we often imagine elementary school classrooms but what about PBL at a college level?

February 11, 2019

Math can be really powerful in Deeper Learning contexts, but can feel a bit like a parallel track. As if it's connected to complementary pedagogies toward Deeper Learning...but moving alongside them in a slightly different way.

Here are a few resources that are low hang...

September 17, 2018

THE BIG IDEAS BEHIND THE BIOMIMICRY PROJECT

The Biomimicry project is anchored in the Life Sciences strand of the NGSS standards and also incorporates the Engineering and Technology Sciences strand of the NGSS standards. In other words, it’s an Engineering Design Challe...

June 20, 2018

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT:

WHEN ART & CHEMISTRY COLLIDE

We are SO thrilled to share this amazing project concept that emerged from a collaboration between Will Baber, Bill Baber and Bob Huffman at a recent one-day Intro to PBL workshop we facilitated at The Bush School in S...

Over a year ago, I met Charity Allen (President of PBL Consulting) for lunch. During this lunch conversation, she asked me tons of questions about Project Based Learning and Deeper Learning, my life trajectory, my family, and everything in between. After I had passiona...

February 14, 2018

Some of the best Project Based Learning experiences are anchored in authentic issues and problems. Students tackle them with original research and a problem solving approach.

We love this project concept that was cleverly titled: The Seagull Squabble that tackled an aut...

November 5, 2017

The Society
Since, at least in many Western countries, most of the population has received some level of formal education, we’ve all been exposed to a competitive way of thinking about success, learning, and growth. Unfortunately, we know that competition has skewed th...

November 2, 2017

We began our 3-part exploration of competition with our first post focused on competition in the classroom. Now, in this second post, we will explore how systemic use of competition affects students. While teachers have a level of control of how students are...

October 31, 2017

After years of working with adults in various education contexts (professional learning, schools, community outreach) with Human-Centered Design Methods like Learner-Centered Design and Design Thinking....my colleagues and I have noticed our learners often experience s...

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