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Creating Learning Navigators: Designing Authentic Teaching and Learning Opportunities

To truly become successful in an uncertain world, students need to be learning navigators. Through an authentic learning process students utilize soft skills, learn how to problem solve, use a variety of skills and content areas to discover new destinations and answer the challenges before them.

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The Importance of Audience in Authentic Teaching and Learning

How can the consideration for an audience enhance performance-based learning?

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Our research shows that when students work on projects, they learn more

In a recent study, students learning via project tested better and improved applied problem-solving skills

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Anthony Johnson

A weather unit was already part of my plans so I decided to use the Defined STEM Weather Reporter performance task. I integrated a few of my other weather projects, like launching a weather balloon, into the Defined STEM lesson.

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Food, Farms, and Community

Farming practices are continually being adjusted and debated. One practice that is becoming increasingly popular for farmers and consumers is sustainable farming. “Sustainable agriculture provides high yields without undermining the natural systems and resources that productivity depends on.

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Experiential Learning and School/Community Connections

Project Based Learning can help teachers extend the classroom beyond the school walls. Frequently, projects can be extended to engage the internal and external school community. These projects can help provide partnerships that allow students the opportunity to work pro-actively with community partners.

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