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How School Leaders Set the Stage for PBL Success

In a new blog from our friends at +Edutopia, BIE National Faculty member Suzie Boss writes about how school and district leaders can support the successful implementation of Project Based Learning for teachers and students. Read the article, and share it with a teacher!

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Our new book, "Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning," will be available in our online store next Thursday, June 4th. (LINK: http://bit.ly/1ibknCW)

Watch our recent hangout, "Gold Standard PBL: Leading Systemic Implementation." (LINK: http://bit.ly/1K2R5DP)

Read our recent blog, "4 Truths About Effective PBL Leadership." (LINK: http://bit.ly/1F3DvPr)
Whether the goal is for projects to happen occasionally or every day, lasting results require thoughtful school leadership.
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Our friends at Getting Smart and Digital Promise have published a new paper, "Preparing Leaders for Deeper Learning." The paper addresses two fundamental questions: 1) As a growing body of schools and districts recognize the need for deeper, blended, competency-based learning environments for students, how must the role of leaders evolve to create and sustain them?, and 2) How must leader preparation and ongoing professional development evolve to fully enable teacher and leader success in this new environment? BIE's Director of Implementation Jennifer Cruz provided one of 50 guest blog contributions to inform the research. Read the article, download the paper, and share this post with a friend!

Want more? Read Jen's recent blog, "4 Truths About Effective PBL Leadership" (http://bit.ly/1F3DvPr), and learn about our Leadership Development Workshop Series (http://bit.ly/1ABxpnF).
In the paper, Preparing Leaders for Deeper Learning, we assert the need for leaders who can create and sustain deeper learning environments.
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Why did we change our model of the “8 Essential Elements of PBL?"

BIE Executive Director John Mergendoller and Editor in Chief John Larmer explain the need for a new Gold Standard for PBL, and why some familiar Essential Elements are gone and new ones have been added. Read the new blog, download the article (http://bie.org/x55s) and share it with colleagues and friends, and then watch our recent hangout (http://bie.org/x2Ws) where John and John dive deeper into the new changes and the why and the what of the new Gold Standard Project Based Learning. Please let us know what you think in the comments below, and share this post!
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Our friends from MindShift share ways to build a community of learners - one of BIE's Gold Standard Project Based Teaching Practices (LINK: http://bit.ly/1EhECa1) - and provide useful insight on the difference between cooperation and collaboration. Check it out and share it with a teacher!
An under-appreciated element of effective project-based learning is a community of learners who trust one another.
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Check out "Gold Standard PBL: Leading Systemic Implementation."

Watch the LIVE Google+ Hangout on Air at 12:00 pm pt/3:00 pm et on Tuesday, May 26.
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How can school and district leaders lead system-wide Project Based Learning implementation efforts?

Watch yesterday's Hangout with BIE with BIE Director of Implementation Jennifer Cruz, BIE Director of Professional Services Rody Boonchuoy, and BIE National Faculty member Suzie Boss discussing key points from the chapter on PBL leadership in BIE's new book, "Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning." Share this with a teacher or your school leader!
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In a new blog published by our friends at +Edutopia, Matt Weyers and co-author Jen Dole, teachers at Byron Middle School in Byron, Minnesota, write about using the driving question and need to knows as formative assessments. We like this, and hope that you will weigh in by liking this, too.
Two fifth grade teachers explain how the driving question and the need to know list are a naturally fit for their PBL pilot program.
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Project Based Learning is compatible with standardized testing.

We agree with our National Faculty member Andrew Miller who explains how PBL can work alongside standardized tests in a new article published by our friends at Edutopia. Read the blog and let us know if you agree in the comments below. Remember to share this with a teacher!
Blogger Andrew Miller acknowledges the tension between project-based learning and standardized testing prep, yet he also finds a wide swathe of common ground between both teaching methods.
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Studio H is hiring.
Position: Design Teacher (Studio H). Employer: REALM Charter Schools. Deadline: 5/8/2015 11:55 PM
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Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!
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Check out "Gold Standard PBL: The Why and the What."

Watch the LIVE Google+ Hangout on Air at 12:00 pm pt/3:00 pm et on Tuesday, May 12.
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At the Buck Institute for Education (BIE), our highest priority is to help teachers prepare students for successful lives. We do this by showing teachers how to use Project Based Learning in all grade levels and subject areas. As a mission-driven nonprofit organization, BIE creates, gathers, and shares high-quality PBL instructional practices and products and provides highly effective services to teachers, schools, and districts.