Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Saving the world-- problem based learning

As if there ever was any question about the power of problem based learning---

Teams of students and teachers collaborated in a problem based learning project sponsored by Powerful Learning Practice. They were asked to save the world from an asteroid on a collision course with earth in Doomsday 1.

I've had the honor and privilege to serve in the role of community leader for the Archdiocese of Philadelpia community for this school year and teams from two schools in the community participated with their students- St. Alphonsus and St. Anastasia. What they and their students created is outstanding! And they saved the world!

Yesterday in an Elluminate session they presented their solutions to save the world. Check out their videos with a lens on all they learned, all the standards and benchmarks they mastered. Don't we owe all our youngsters these kinds of opportunities?

From St. Alphonsus--

From St. Anastasia--

Spartiger Research Saves the World from Ann Perrone on Vimeo.

Students and PLP educators from St. Alphonsus and St. Anastasia, I hope you can hear my virtual standing ovation!

You can find all the videos from the students participating here.

1 comment:

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