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How did veteran teacher Mike Gwaltney guide students to becoming citizens?

Our friends at +Edutopia share a new article by our National Faculty member Suzie Boss who writes about how Mike Gwaltney retooled our LegiQuest curriculum (LINK: http://bit.ly/1Ha728W) into a real-world unit where his students were actively engaged in their learning as they took on a hot button political issue. Read Suzie's article to learn more about the project and share this with a teacher.
Check out how high schools seniors took on the role of federal lobbyists and learned how bills become laws through project-based learning.
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Are you a fan of Lost, Survivor, or Castaway? How could you create a new civilization? How were ancient civilizations created?

Consider these questions, and check out Lost!, a new project in our Project Search by our National Faculty member, Alicia Peletz. In this 9th grade global history project, students use Earth Science, Math, and even Physical Education to learn about ancient civilizations to figure out if it is possible to create a civilization of their own where they are "lost." Check out the project and share it with a teacher.

Want more? Join us for a live Google+ Hangout On Air next Tuesday, March 24th, at 12:00 pm pt/3:00 pm et, when Alicia Peletz will discuss her project, Lost!. Let us know if you are going to watch: http://bit.ly/1GRFGEo.
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Yesterday, we hung out with Eric Backman, a member of the Petaluma River Watershed Classroom project team. He shared the history and progress of the project, which is best represented on their website (http://bit.ly/1EuZSwZ) where there are pretty cool web-based tools like an interactive watershed atlas (http://bit.ly/1EYA9NI). Watch the hangout and share it with a teacher!
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Join us on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at 12:00 pm pt/3:00 pm et for a Live Hangout On Air. We will be joined by members of the Petaluma Watershed Project team to discuss their PBL-infused environmental education curriculum for elementary through high school students. Let us know that you'll be watching and share this with a friend.

Learn more about the Watershed Project at http://bit.ly/1G6rLKs & http://bit.ly/1EuZSwZ.
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Host: John Larmer | Guests: Eric Backman, Assistant Principal at Casa Grande High School  | We will be joined by members of the Petaluma Watershed Project team to discuss their PBL-infused environmental education curriculum. (LINKS: http://bie.org/x3Bewww.watershedclassroom.org)
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Introducing BIE's Next Executive Director, Bob Lenz!
Bob has been intimately involved with the Buck Institute for Education over the past 20 years, as a project-based teacher, curriculum co-designer, BIE Board President, and founder of Envision Education, a charter network and consulting organization that prepares students for success in college, ...
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Check out this well-designed high school science project with a completed Project Design Overview and Learning Guide from one of our National Faculty, Jesse Robinson. Then join us for Project Based Learning Science Projects next Tuesday (2/24) at 12:00 pm pt/3:00 pm et (LINK: http://bit.ly/1IDU4Wm) when Jesse will talk more about the San Diego Bay Biodiversity project. Share this with a friend!
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What do California Native People and +The North Face have in common?

Check out Design Wars, a project in which our National Faculty member and +Katherine Smith School teacher Kevin Armstrong and his 4th grade team ask students to design a bag that meets specific client needs. Students explore the concept of meeting specific needs with natural resources by learning about California Native People. When pitching their designs they explain design and material choices, as well as how they used feedback from the client and expert equipment designers from The North Face. Learn more about the project and share it with a teacher.

Want more? Join us for a live Google+ Hangout On Air next Tuesday, March 24th, at 12:00 pm pt/3:00 pm et, when Kevin Armstrong will discuss his project, Design Wars. Let us know if you are going to watch: http://bit.ly/1GRFGEo.
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After years of working with district and school leaders in the United States and around the world, we have discovered some key truths about highly effective PBL leadership. Read Jennifer Cruz's recent article, "4 Truths About Effective PBL Leadership," which originally was posted by our friends at Getting Smart. Share the post with your district and school leaders so that they can learn how to create a school system organized for effective Project Based Learning (PBL)!
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Host: John Larmer | Guests: BIE National Faculty members Alicia Peletz and Kevin Armstrong | BIE National Faculty discuss their projects from high school and elementary school that involve inquiry and make real world connections, "Lost" (LINK: http://bie.org/x4ws) and "Design Wars" (LINK: http://bie.org/x9xs).
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Want Project Based Learning Science Projects?

Watch BIE National Faculty members Charity Moran and Jesse Robinson, discuss two science projects, "A Home for Everyone" (LINK: http://bit.ly/1xCcpYe) and "San Diego Bay Biodiversity" (LINK: http://bit.ly/1DWMul1).Then use their Project Design Overviews and Student Learning Guides as models for your Science projects. Share this with a teacher!

Want more? Check out the other BIE National Faculty projects in the Project Search on BIE.org: http://bit.ly/1DWMul3
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Project Based Learning (PBL) often seems best suited for academic subjects, but with a closer look at Gold Standard PBL, and some creative planning, projects have a place in the gym or on the ball field as much as they do in the classroom. Read our new blog by David Reeves of Grounds for Play, and get ideas and tips for how to use PBL in PE. Let us know your PE project ideas in the comments below.
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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.