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Research shows PBL’s quantitative and qualitative benefits

A new report from MIDA Learning Technologies studied project-based learning in second- and fifth-grade classrooms during the 2015-16 school year

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S’Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: Edthena, Kaltura, Defined STEM

This week in S’Cool Tools, we again share the real experiences of three teachers using three different tools, written in their own words.

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3 Visions of Truly Inclusive Education

In their mission to prepare every student for college or a career, today’s K-12 schools have to support not just high achievers, but students with emotional disturbances, language issues and hearing challenges. Here are three educators whose creative solutions are making “readiness for all” a reality.

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How PBL Transforms the Classroom into the ‘Real World’

Relating classroom lessons to real life helps students at any level connect with the content and interpret it in a way they are able to understand.

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The Path to a STEM Job Starts in Elementary School

When you think of STEM, it’s likely you think of science, technology, engineering, and math, all rolled into one. At Kankakee Schools in Illinois, our STEM program aims to do a lot more than teach four topics: We want our students to apply what they learn in real-life settings.

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Principals: The lessons we learned in 2016

The best educational leaders are lifelong learners. They are constantly expanding their knowledge, refining their skills, and looking for creative ways to help kids learn. As these four principals look back at 2016, they recall the most important ed tech lesson they learned this year—and look forward to inspiring their staff and students anew in 2017.

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Superintendents: The lessons we learned in 2016

As 2016 drew to a close, we asked educators in variety of positions to reflect on what they have learned this year. Here, a quartet of superintendents offer thoughts on leadership, PBL, and the challenges of turning around schools and districts.

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Illinois district begins college, career thinking in kindergarten

Kankakee School District Superintendent Genevra Walters spearheaded a shift to a focus on college and career prep starting in kindergarten for her Illinois students, and math scores have already jumped as a result.

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7 Ways to Maximize Student Engagement

Here are a few ideas and best practices from teachers and administrators across the nation that can help maintain that “first day of school” level of engagement all year long.

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PBL Professional Development That Actually Works

Two curriculum coordinators share successful PD to help educators shift to digital learning models

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