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Reinventing Project-Based Learning
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Reinventing Project-Based Learning offers educators an accessible guide for maximizing the benefits of project-based learning in today's technology-rich learning environment. This reader-friendly book speaks directly to educators, administrators, and professional development specialists who want to transform learning into a more active, student-driven experience, using technology tools for inquiry, collaboration, and connection to the world beyond the classroom. Examples from educators in many different countries showcase this new vision of instructional design. The book itself follows the arc of a project, providing you with guided opportunities to direct and reflect on your own learning. Starting with an assessment of your readiness to embrace technology-rich, authentic projects, the book then provides strategies to engage with colleagues and build collaboration in project design. The authors then discuss project management, implementation, and troubleshooting. Final chapters focus on assessment, reflection, and sharing. With proven strategies, rich illustrations, classroom examples, and teacher interviews from around the world, Reinventing Project-Based Learning shows how to design authentic projects that make the most of available and emerging tools and technologies. Topics include: technology literacy technology integration teacher training curriculum design projects
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Suzie Boss is a writer and educational consultant who focuses on the power of teaching and learning to improve lives and transform communities. She is the author of Bringing Innovation to School: Empowering Students to Thrive in a Changing World and PBL for 21st Century Success, and co-author with Jane Krauss of Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry. She contributes regularly to Edutopia and the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and has written for a wide range of other publications, including Educational Leadership, Principal Leadership, and the New York Times Learning Network. She is a member of the National Faculty of the Buck Institute for Education and has worked with educators internationally to bring project-based learning and innovation strategies to both traditional classrooms and informal learning settings.A former teacher in Oregon schools, Jane Krauss divides her time between curriculum and program development for the National Center for Women & Information Technology and professional development for project-based learning in the U.S. and internationally. In her previous role as director of Professional Development Services at ISTE, Krauss managed programs and provided professional development on technology integration to educators around the world. She is co-author, with Suzie Boss, of Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry.

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