Yesterday I went to a workshop on Challenge Based Learning at Apple Canada Inc. Challenge Based Learning is like Project Based Learning but with an authentic challenge to do something about a real challenge/problem in the world. It was very inspiring! Read more about it here.
Then today I was lucky enough to attend the Surrey School district's Engaging the Digital Learner DInner Series and hear Shelley Wright talk about Inquiry Based Learning. Learn more about Shelley here.
And finally, Hugh McDonald and I also put together a short video and presentation for the same Dinner Series on Passion Based Learning and Genius Hour. I spent a lot of time this week interviewing students and talking to them about Genius Hour--it was great to hear how passionate they were about Passion Based Learning!
Check out our students below:
Special thanks to Antonio Vendramin for supporting me (with release time, etc) to participate in all of these awesome Pro D opportunities, to Elisa Carlson for providing us with such great learning opportunities, to Hugh McDonald for learning/sharing with me, and to my husband for being supportive of my learning and late night Pro Ds.
What did you learn about this week?