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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Challenge Based Learning- Take Action and Make a Difference!

I recently learned about the Challenge Based Learning site through a STEMx course I am taking.  What is Challenge Based Learning?  It is "an engaging multidisciplinary approach to teaching and learning that encourages learners to leverage the technology they use in their daily lives to solve real-world problems. Challenge Based Learning is collaborative and hands-on, asking students to work with peers, teachers, and experts in their communities and around the world to ask good questions, develop deep subject area knowledge, identify and solve challenges, take action, and share their experience."
 
The lessons/challenges provided on the Challenge Based Learning site come from schools as well as professional organizations and ask classrooms to help solve real-world problems such as hunger, poverty, global warming, pollution, nutrition, health, and student apathy.  The challenges are a great way to integrate Common Core standards and to prepare students to succeed in future carreer choices.

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