Six Essentials for PBL 1. Create teams of students (3-4) to work on an in-depth project for three to eight weeks. 2. Introduce a complex entry question that establishes a student’s need to know, 3. Scaffold the project with activities more »
Article Why Teach with Project-Based Learning?: Providing Students With a Well-Rounded Classroom Experience Project-based learning helps students apply what they learn to real-life experiences and provides an all-around enriching education. Read More
Your brain on culture The burgeoning field of cultural neuroscience is finding that culture influences brain development, and perhaps vice versa. When an American thinks about whether he is honest, his brain activity looks very different than when he thinks more »
Ariel Braunstein knows a little something about video. He cofound Pure Digital, maker of the popular Flip video camera, which landed in the hands of millions of consumers. This time his goal is providing software to help teachers produce effective more »
Read about a new approach in student engagement: What is the flipped classroom? A reversed teaching model that delivers instruction at home through interactive, teacher-created videos and moves “homework” to the classroom. Moving lectures outside of the classroom allows teachers to spend more more »
There is no Common Core for Science. The new standards will be called The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Same same but different!
COS MESA Community College student selected for NASA program College of the Sequoias freshman Isis Frausto-Vicencio of Exeter and Dr. Robert Urtecho, dean of math, science and engineering, appeared today on KSEE (NBC) 24′s ‘Central Valley Today.’ 3/22/12, College of more »
Educators in Brazil have embarked on a liberal-arts curriculum that includes language, mathematics and statistics, humanities and the arts, the natural sciences, and the biological and health sciences as an experiment for recruitment and meeting the educational needs of an extemely diverse student population. They posit that disadvantaged more »
Tacoma MESA students, teachers and parents had a fun STEM experience at the Pacific Lutheran University this past Tuesday, March 27th. The students presented their capstone projects in Digital Media, Engineering designs and in communication. Several students also demonstrated their more »
This Saturday March 24th 2012, MESA students in Vancouver will showcase their efforts in design engineering during the annual MESA day at Clark College Vancouver. A great place to observe PBL and student engagement in action. http://ecs.vancouver.wsu.edu/sw-washington-mesa See you there!