Expert Tools for Innovation and Inquiry for K-12 Educators
How does Project Based Learning differ from ‘projects?’ How do you engage today’s students in relevant, authentic learning tasks? How do you turn group work into effective teamwork? How do you teach and assess 21st century skills? How do you design critical inquiry and problem solving into the heart of your projects? How do you design innovative projects that help students take on community issues and global concerns? The Project Based Design and Coaching Guide offers novice and expert PBL practitioners practical solutions and a set of comprehensive, state of the art methods for crafting high-quality projects that will make your students future-ready.
Publisher: Heart IQ Press (2012)
What Teachers Say About the Project Based Learning Design and Coaching Guide:
Thom Markham has delivered an excellent text for educators interested in project based learning. Well-known for his classic PBL Handbook (BIE), his new volume continues with excellent advice for those learning about PBL and those who are experienced. Buy both of his books if you are new to PBL. If you have been teaching using PBL for a while, be sure to buy his new book.
Redefining Smart takes readers on the ultimate journey to understanding inquiry based learning and the ‘why’ behind educational transformation in the 21st century, from re-examining our assumptions about intelligence to studying the impact of deep collaboration and caring relationships on student learning.The book powerfully integrates the strands of thinking, including project based learning and social emotional learning, that are rapidly coalescing to provide a roadmap of teaching methods and approaches as the new century moves forward.The book is now being used by several large school districts to guide thinking for professional development and training. Buy the book and enroll in online PBL Global courses – and you will be ready for 21st Century learning!
What Reviewers Say About Redefining Smart:
“This book will resonate with teachers. Joyful learning that engages both heart and brain is not in opposition to today’s rigorous standards. As Markham explains, students will not be prepared to tackle the challenges ahead unless they learn to think, collaborate, communicate, and feel. This book outlines practical steps to create the culture of inquiry that all children deserve.”
– Suzie Boss
Author of Bringing Innovation to School and Edutopia blogger
“An urgent call for redefining educational outcomes and a compelling argument for personalization of education. Markham convincingly explains why education is much more than developing cognitive skills and proposes practical ways to cultivate what matters.”
– Yong Zhao
Director,Institute of Global and Online Education, University of Oregon
“The most challenging and insightful book I have read in all my years in education”
– Gerry Cockburn
Principal, Canadian Trillium College, Shanghai, China