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DAY ONE: Sparking Creativity and Getting to Know PBL

“Students First, Not Stuff” by Will Richardson

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/mar13/vol70/num06/Students-First,-Not-Stuff.aspx

Making school relevant:

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/06/employers-challenge-to-educators-make-school-relevant-to-students-lives/

For all things PBL, check out BIE.org. Here the site posts a good summary of what PBL is:

http://bie.org/about/what_pbl

Driving questions:

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/a-world-of-project-ideas-to-steal-suzie-boss?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=blog-world-of-project-ideas-to-steal-image

PBL in Sophomore English Class (inspired by the Summer Sandbox 2013):

https://docs.google.com/document/d/15wi3FjwyN8aHGfv8EAYhDhusRit9pRdLBiumubayL5o/edit?usp=sharing 

Reflections on Sophomore English Class:

http://realschoolforidealearning.blogspot.com/2014/04/reflections-on-pbl-from-sophomore.html 

PBL in MS Science Class: Element Superheroes

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6YcjJXEMEa4R2l3akEwYVBDVkE/edit

Reflection in MS Science Class:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/14ENOiiCDNtaqct0ClhkPeS6sN0MNSIC8dRnqoyVEeks/edit 

PBL for Science

http://wveis.k12.wv.us/teach21/public/project/Guide.cfm?upid=3399&tsele1=3&tsele2=136

Online project planner:

http://bie.org/project_planner 

Sample Project Design:

http://bie.org/object/document/sample_project_design_overview_and_student_learning_guide

Great PBL resources for teachers:

http://bie.org/for/teachers

In general, check out The Buck Institute for Education’s website:

http://bie.org/

Be sure to look at the wonderful resources the High Tech Schools has for PBL:

http://www.hightechhigh.org/schools/HTH/ 

High Tech art instructor created this amazing website:

http://dp.hightechhigh.org/~jrobin/ 

DAY TWO: Let the Games Begin!

“Will Gaming Save Education, or Just Waste Time?”

http://thejournal.com/Articles/2013/09/02/Will-Gaming-Save-Education-or-Just-Waste-Time.aspx?Page=1 

“The Games We Play: Leveraging Playful Learning” by Tim Saunders

http://www.ravsak.org/news/731/230/The-Games-We-Play-Leveraging-Gameful-Learning/d,HaYidion#.U8c6WhYdqyM 

Game-based learning:

http://www.edutopia.org/blogs/beat/game-based-learning 

Owen Gottlieb is a Jewish educator who runs a Jewish game-based learning organization, ConverJent:

http://www.converjent.org 

Check out Owen’s articles on GBL here:

http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/results.cfm?Authored=Owen-Gottlieb&AuthorID=6622 

Rubrics:

Rubrics4Teachers, a website with pre-made rubrics:

http://www.rubrics4teachers.com/ 

RubiStar, a rubric-making website:

http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php 

Creativity and Innovation Rubric (that’s even Common Core aligned!):

http://bie.org/object/document/6_12_creativity_innovation_rubric_ccss_aligned 

Rubric for collaborative sophomore English final:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/226153728/RubricforFinal-Copy 

Rigor in the PBL classroom:

http://realschoolforidealearning.blogspot.com/2014/05/rigor-and-creative-learning-in-english.html

Deep Learning with PBL:

DL MOOC

http://dlmooc.deeper-learning.org/ 

Ron Berger on Deep Learning:

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/deeper-learning-student-work-ron-berger

DAY THREE: Culture Change and Maker Spaces and Creativity Labs

“Getting Started with PBL” by Andrea Cheatham Kaspar and Tikvah Wiener

http://www.ravsak.org/news/732/230/Getting-Started-with-PBL/d,HaYidion#.U8c8JRYdqyM

Check out the entire RAVSAK journal in which Andrea and Tikvah’s article appeared. The issue is dedicated to many of the ideas discussed at the Sandbox:

http://www.ravsak.org/hayidion/hayidion-archive/rising-ed-trends#.U8c8HhYdqyM 

We also like this HBR article about how to create a culture of helping. It features one of our favorite companies, IDEO:

“IDEO’s Culture of Helping”

http://hbr.org/2014/01/ideos-culture-of-helping/ar/1

Design Labs, Creativity Labs and Maker Spaces:

Adam Tilove, Head of School at JCDS Rhode Island and a Sandbox participant, wrote this blog post about supporting a culture of creativity:

http://creativescholarsproject.org/2014/04/04/you-can-steal-the-secrets-of-this-truly-creative-school/ 

We think of RealSchool as a creativity lab!

What is RealSchool?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA3VYUMwLr4 

The Future of the Maker Movement with Dale Dougherty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SClQg-F3DyU 

Want to get more information about Maker spaces/creativity labs?

Makerspace:

http://makerspace.com/ 

What do you need for a Maker space, and how much will it cost?

http://makezine.com/magazine/make-38-cameras-and-av/kids-makerspace/ 

Another type of innovation lab is called a Fab Lab:

http://fab.cba.mit.edu/about/faq/ 

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Welcome to the IDEA Schools Network!

If you were at the Summer Sandbox, you now have a free one-year membership to the I.D.E.A. Schools Network, a network for Jewish and independent school educators interested in implementing PBL and sparking creativity in their students. Here’s a link to the I.D.E.A. Schools Network website: http://ideaschoolsnetwork.com/.

For more information about the I.D.E.A. Schools Network, contact Eliezerjones@gmail.com or Tikvah.Wiener@gmail.com.