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Kevin Honeycutt and Ginger Lewman gave us an overview of Project Based Learning. As they shared from their experience teaching both students and teachers they painted a picture of how effective and enjoyable Project Based Learning is.
We were introduced to the idea of emotional learning...the deeper the emotions the deeper the learning. Can you remember where you were and what you were doing on 9/11?
Emotion + Learning = Forever Learning.
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We also explored what our current social consciousness and responsibilities are to our kiddos. We need to take that responsibility on ourselves in the digital world - just like our parents and grandparents did inthe physical world. Kevin has this great example of mentoring grandmothers to provide them with the tools to watch out for their grandkids! facebook.com/DigitalGrannies
And that was only the first part of the morning!
He also demonstrated ways for students to find their authentic audience - the entrepreneurship of self-publishing and selling art work on line!
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To view these amazing projects and to follow us - check out our twitter hashtag #cle13.
And the truth is, the afternoon flew past. Participants were able to self-select their work environment...the library to go deeper in a small group with Ginger or the cafetorium all together with Kevin.
And so our week begins...and our journey down the path of Project Based Learning.
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