Integrating classroom current events, whether the class focuses on social studies, art, science, math, or any other subject, is essential for 21st century learners. Classroom current events bring an important component of experiential learning to life.
Applying current events to your learning curriculum adds real-world context to learning, making the experiences deeper and more meaningful to students.
Project-based learning in schools is taking the world by storm. Student-led project-based learning in particular could revolutionize education as we know it, instilling in learners a lifelong passion for learning and preparing them for the future.
But can this transformation happen if student-led PBL operates inside a vacuum; inside one classroom, facilitated by only one teacher in a school of 20 teachers?
Likely, not. So I encourage the scaling of student-led project-based learning schools, and WHY is the focus of this post.
What is experiential learning anyway? How is experiential learning defined? What does K12 classroom experiential learning look like? What are the characteristics of experiential learning? What are examples of experiential learning? What are experiential learning activities? Why is experiential learning important and what are the benefits? I get these questions a lot.
Do you need innovative ideas for projects that have creative end products to demonstrate learning? Sometimes we just need something to reference for final project ideas.
This blog post is a laundry list of interesting and creative project final product ideas that students and teachers can browse for inspiration.
I have been a high school experiential educator for over a decade, and my dominant approach has been self-directed project-based learning. Students design and execute their projects from start to finish with my guidance. But it's not perfect. That is the reality.
One of the most common questions that I get is if I could show some real examples of project-based learning in action; examples of PBLs designed and led by students.
This blog post does just that. Keep reading to take a look at project-based learning examples designed and executed either by my high school students or my own elementary kids at home.
One of the most important aspects of project-based learning, especially when student-led, is PBL culture-building.
Developing an amazing project-based learning experience is an achievement and feels good, for sure, but that PBL design is only a dream if PBL culture isn’t part of the equation.
Student-led project-based learning is a fantastic approach for any classroom or homeschool. The benefits are enormous. Learning is personalized, exciting, real-world, and offers a portfolio of 21st-century skill-building opportunities.
But what does the teacher do, and how do you prepare for student-led project-based teaching? Learn how in under an hour and take immediate actionable steps with my free course!
Get ready before you start student-led project-based teaching so you can cruise later.
Project-based learning is powerful and potentially life-changing for learners, offering them the chance to experience deep and meaningful learning experiences while also building essential skills.
What is project-based learning? What is self-directed learning and how is self-directed project-based learning different than standard PBL? Why is self-directed project-based learning important for learners?
Get your answers! Start here.
To provide innovative educational resources for educators, parents, and students, that go beyond lecture and worksheets.
Sara Segar, experiential life-science educator and advisor, curriculum writer, and mother of two.