PBL: Project "Balanced" Learning!
We can all agree that we have entered a digital age and live in a digital world. And students take heart, schools are catching up and entering that digital world as well.
My son sent me a preview video of the new Assassin’s Creed Unity game because he knows I’m a huge fan, have played most of the series, and pre-ordered both of the coming editions.
I have observed many educators and people outside of education having interesting and critical discussions around what should be happening in classrooms.
“How might we design, organize, and execute a Los Altos District Film Festival?”
I can get so caught up in creating, that I lose sight of the trail and find myself wandering with little direction, my students wandering right behind me.
It feels as if we are setting the stage without really understanding the script that will be performed.
There seems to be much conversation around the future of textbooks and worries regarding the digital landscape.
Along with the emphasis on the implementation of Common Core Standards, there is a huge concern over the new Smarter Balanced Assessments.
Handing a student an iPad and then asking them to put it in a plastic bin during class time is a tragedy.
Using the word “curriculum” alongside PBL seems like an extreme contradiction.