Monday, March 26, 2012

Get Parents on Board

If you're new to project-based learning, chances are you're having some interesting conversations with parents who want to know why you're switching up classroom routines. I've heard parents pointedly ask why their kids have to collaborate on projects.
Here's a new (free) guide from Edutopia to help parents understand why 21st-century learning is essential preparation for their children's future. I've culled resources and ideas from a variety of sources to help parents understand the value of collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity. You'll find examples organized by grade level to help parents get a better idea of what 21st-c learning looks like when it's working well.
(To download your copy, first register for a free user account at

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