This week we highlight 3 articles. 1) Senior Projects 2) Authentic Goals 3) PBL Students and Parents Share
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EdScoop Weekly - August 5, 2016
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Personalized PBL: Start With Senior Projects

One of the unique characteristics of nex+Gen is our requirement that seniors engage in a year-long project of their own choosing. The project can be about almost anything, but it has some specific requirements: it must have an academic component; a product of some sort must emerge from it; students must seek out and find an adult mentor for feedback and guidance; students must present their journey of learning at the end of the year.

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Finding an Authentic Goal for Your PBL Classroom
Mindfulness is about more than the stereotypes that might pop into your mind when you hear words like “meditation” and “guided visualization.” Teaching kids how to be more mindful and aware of their thoughts and feelings has been shown to improve memory and attention, boost learning outcomes, decrease behavior issues and more.
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The Students and Parents of Project-Based Learning

Getting Smart's Bonnie Lathram and Emily Liebtag had the opportunity to hear powerful stories from students, parents and educators at PBL World. In this podcast, they share discussions with some of the people they spoke with about why they are vested in project-based learning.

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Plan. Work. Assess. Show
Project Foundry simplifies how to get your arms around personalized, project-based learning. Project Foundry scaffolds the process while embracing voice and choice in both teacher-guided and student-led projects. You want to report outcome data? Yeah, we do that too.
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