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.
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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?
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I am never the most tech-savvy person in the room. There is so much out there and it's always evolving. It's tough to know where to start and just when I feel I've gotten it, everything changes.
Education technology can be intimidating and time-consuming to learn. Time isn't something teachers have in abundance. But it gets easier and more user-friendly everyday, and Google Maps is one such tech that PBL students can highly benefit from.
Experiential education is taking the world by storm, especially our mid/post-pandemic world.
If you are an aspiring or even practicing experiential educator looking for more information about experiential learning or could use a boost of inspiration, I highly recommend that you start by reading some books about experiential education written by the experiential learning greats!
Right now is a great time to start. It’s the beginning of summer (for many of us), so head to the library, grab a few books about experiential education, and hit the beach or the park to get your experiential reading on!
But where to start? There are a ton of books out there about experiential education and not all are created equal. How do you know which ones to read?
I’ve compiled a list of 10 experiential education books to start with. These books are just a few of my favorites, written by some of my personal heroes, all of which have paved the way for what it means to be an experiential educator in the 21st-century.
Hey, there! Happy May, a great time for summer skill-building activities for teens!
For many of us, summer break is almost here, which has some of us parents of teenagers scrambling for ideas to fill the time in a fun a productive way. That’s where this blog post comes in! Keep reading for 10 awesome summer skill-building activities for teens.
Has anyone else binge-watched "Down to Earth" on Netflix? If you haven't, do it! Down to Earth is a 5 star example of project based learning on the road and/or abroad.
Zach Efron (yes, I know), travels around the world focusing his energy on ONE global issue. For example, he visits Paris, where he dives deeply into the issue of clean and healthy drinking water. He talks with engineers, city planners, and local political figures. He talks with locals and visits a water treatment facility.
'Tis the season for road trips! Whether it be a spring camping trip with students, a summer road trip with your own children, or a cross country trip with just you and your dog, take full advantage of learning activities for road trips along the way.
Learning is powerful beyond the walls of a classroom. Hitting the road opens doors to learning experiences that couldn't be achieved in a classroom.
Any time is a good time to jump on high school resume builders for students, but summer is a GREAT time for high school students to bolster resumes for colleges and careers.
Resume building is good for younger students, as well, not necessarily in terms of college and career readiness, but for developing life skills such as work ethic, teamwork, and responsible citizenship.
This post has the best high school resume builders for students out there. Let's dive in.
If you were to ask me, "how can I make my summer school class fun and engaging?" (and not just fun and engaging for the kids), I would say, "make personalized, self-directed project-based learning the foundation of your summer school class".
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.