09 August 2020

PBL in a Pandemic? YES!

Since March 2020, educators everywhere have been brainstorming, collaborating, and synergizing, (is that enough buzzwords?) attempting to innovate and refine teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Districts have purchased new learning management systems and video-conferencing licenses for virtual and hybrid teaching, and educator support groups on Facebook have ballooned as we've all been preparing for our "new normal."

The fear, polarization, isolation, and altogether different-ness of 2020 has given us an opportunity to step back and consider what is most important in the education of our children (and therefore, what we should and should not bring with us into hybrid and virtual teaching environment.) 

I propose that even as facilitating PBL and deeper learning becomes more difficult in a virtual environment, the intangibles and 21st-century skills kids use in PBL units are now more important than ever!


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Thanks for sharing!