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Meet the HQPBL Rubric!

Meet the HQPBL Rubric!

“Education is not an affair of ‘telling’ and being told, but an active and constructive process.” 

— John Dewey

I would like to share a tool that will help educators implement High-Quality Project Based Learning, or HQPBL. It is a 6-part framework […]

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6 STEM Learning Resources for Spring

6 STEM Learning Resources for Spring

Spring presents a great time to explore new ideas or try some new tools, especially as we look to boost student engagement with the content and keep up the momentum. As we start to wind down this school year, we have plenty of time to explore new […]

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Empowerment is the “E” in STEM

Empowerment is the “E” in STEM

The acronym “STEM” has been a problem for educators for many reasons. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math led to exclusion of core content like history and literacy, and teachers in many schools placed the responsibility for developing these […]

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How to Help Students Select Meaningful Projects

How to Help Students Select Meaningful Projects

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once [they] grow up.”  

- Pablo Picasso

Each child is gifted. Each child is an artist. Period. How do we help them understand their gifts, listen to their inner artist so that they […]

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Helping Students Build Future-Ready & SEL Skills

Helping Students Build Future-Ready & SEL Skills

To prepare students with the skills that they need to be successful in the future, educators need to implement a variety of activities and digital tools. Students need to develop essential skills including communication, creativity, decision making, […]

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The Top 10 PBL & STEM Education News Articles of 2021

The Top 10 PBL & STEM Education News Articles of 2021

2021 has been another challenging year for educators, but through those challenges, inspiration, and dedication prevailed. Below are the top ten most inspiring and educational articles that were written on Project-Based Learning (PBL) and STEM […]

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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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Teaching Every Subject with an Eye on Career Readiness

Teaching Every Subject with an Eye on Career Readiness

To prepare our students for the next phase of their lives, my district is committed to helping all students have a relevant career experience prior to high school graduation. That authentic learning experience might be a job shadow, apprenticeship, […]

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