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.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Something's happening here---

Being part of an organization that not only believes but also lives sharing, collaborating, and collective action is pretty special.

Being part of an organization that is really all about learning, about transforming education, about building collective efficacy, about continuously working to be better is an extraordinary privilege.

That organization -- Powerful Learning Practice.

I've been humbled and privileged to be a part of the good and meaningful work that is spearheaded by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Will Richardson.

As this school year winds down, Powerful Learning Practice ramps up-- with incredible opportunities for educators to learn, to collaborate, to become more accomplished.

Join me, join us in making learning better for those children in your classroom, your district.

Explore all the options, select the one that's best for you!

Traditional communities

New for 2011 eLearning courses

Virtual Institutes for your district or building

The Leading Experience

Supercharge your classroom in 2011
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