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Promoting Student Choice in Assessments

Promoting Student Choice in Assessments

Now that the school year has started and hopefully we are making the transition into hybrid, distance or in-person learning, it is a good opportunity to think about options that will work regardless of our learning space. We may need to transition […]

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What is a Performance Task?

What is a Performance Task?

A performance task is any learning activity or assessment that asks students to perform to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and proficiency. Performance tasks yield a tangible product and/or performance that serve as evidence of […]

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What is Project Based Learning?

What is Project Based Learning?

Project Based Learning (PBL) is an instructional methodology encouraging students to learn by applying knowledge and skills through an engaging experience. PBL presents opportunities for deeper learning in-context and for the development of […]

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Authentic STEM Projects: Learning with a Purpose

Authentic STEM Projects: Learning with a Purpose

Problem-solving is the heart of STEM investigations, but not just any old problem will do.  STEM focuses on authentic projects that fuel students’ curiosity and investigative interests – problems that generate enthusiasm and a sense of empathy as […]

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What is a Crosscutting Concept?

What is a Crosscutting Concept?

Crosscutting concepts are one of the three dimensions of science teaching and learning that are included in the performance expectations of the Next Generation Science Standards. In this post, I will explain crosscutting concepts and share ideas of […]

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