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Monthly Archives: August 2014
1. We spent a large part of our time this week on large-scale design. We spent time choosing common questions we liked for the initial unit we are planning (as mentioned in the last wrap up). It’s still a work in … Continue reading
Wow, do we have work to do. Updates below: 1. Thank you to all of the positive comments we have received about our summer blogging. We love the discussion and answering your questions in person. However, this only helps you; posting your … Continue reading
Since this project started, I’ve constantly struggled to see where math fits into a project-based learning environment. The math most of our students would naturally use in academic research is heavy in statistics, modeling, and basic Algebra/Geometry. Conversely, the standard … Continue reading
The last summer wrap-up! 1. We are very excited to start meeting again in lieu of endless chains of reply-all emails. We are extremely fortunate for our new space over in the D-wing to work this year and it will be … Continue reading
In my career as a teacher, and now especially as an Assistant Dean, I have often pondered the tough questions about education. Why do some students of average or better intellect fail while others succeed? Why is there an “achievement … Continue reading
The word “assessment” is a loaded one. It can strike fear in the hearts of teachers and students alike. Does quality assessment look like neat bubbles filled in with No. 2 pencil, five paragraphs, a poster, or something else? Should … Continue reading
The Weekly Wrap-up loves lists. Here’s what’s happening in our world: 1. We finally decided on a permanent name – check out the GHS Innovation Lab announcement if you haven’t already. With a new name comes a new layout – … Continue reading
Tuesday I had the opportunity to spend the day at Drexel University’s ExCITe (Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies) Center in Philadelphia. The center’s mission: to bring together “faculty, students, and entrepreneurs from engineering, fashion design, digital media, performing arts, computer … Continue reading
We’re excited to share that we’ll be calling the new program the GHS Innovation Lab from here on out. At our retreat in June, we mentioned wanting a name that reflects deeper learning in and for the real world; after months … Continue reading