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Q: Does 21st century learning demand a renewed attention to inquiry, relevance, and project-based learning, or are these alternate approaches too problematic to adopt wide-scale?
"I too love this quote and couldn't agree more. While core knowledge is critical, rigorous learning (at any age) is so much more about how we engage in it than what we engage in. This quote states better than most anything I've…"
"Before seeing this video I was stuck into thinking of "technology in teaching" as social networking, computers, iPads, etc. However, when I watched this something clicked. Many of us do long term projects with our…"
"I was struck by the invitation in the video to recall when I learned best as a student. The project I recalled was instantaneous. I was in a high school humanities class and I don't even remember the actual project or guidelines, what I…"
"Replying to Jean's observations about the limitations of our spaces---What a good example she gives! Yes--If the kids in her classes had been able to invest more in their productions with scenery and props and costumes, you can be…"
"I would really like to visit High Tech High: the building, what we get to glimpse of the various projects, the philosophy of engaged, hands on, problem-solving curriculum seems so "right on." But so much is missing in this…"
""Rigor is being in the company of a passionate adult who is rigorously pursuing inquiry in the matter of their subject area and is inviting students along as peers in that adult discourse. That's rigor." I love this quote.…"
"Larry Rosenstock: "One misapprehension of rigor is that it's more content. A more nuanced misapprehension of rigor is that it's increasingly complex content. I would argue that rigor is being in the company of a…"
"Scheduling can hamper the ability to successfully manage the integration of technology and the implementation of authentic projects. Blocked scheduling helps and working with specialists so that the experience of the student throughout the day…"
"Clio this is so much along the lines of what I was thinking. I read the question over and over and thought "This isn't asking the right question." At least for me. I think that technology integration can cause people to…"
"It does take collaboration and in some cases shared vision; a trade off of time and scheduling to allow these opportunities. For example for the sixth grade musical, with the shift in the MFA day to later in the year, it allows more chances for the…"
"I think that Project-Based Learning and 21st Century instruction can be melded together for a holistic approach to reinvigorating curriculum. Our job as teachers is to reflect often on our practices and ask ourselves if what we are teaching is…"
"This video makes me curious about the nuts and bolts of the teachers’ curricular work. In group projects within my own class, I have observed what Shera describes as students taking ownership of “constructing meaning in their…"
"In response to Eric and Richard's comments about our role as teachers in a project-based classroom - I have definitely felt that awkwardness about being more a facilitator during a project rather than my too often and unfortunate role…"