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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Middle school engages students with challenge-based learning

  • Following is an article on engaging students at the middle school.  The article deals with empowering students - very similar to the guided inquiry format.  Enjoy;)
    A middle school in Minnesota this year is offering a new course in challenge-based learning, where students work independently on their own community-oriented projects. The course helps develop students' research, technology, presentation and teamwork skills, said teacher Rick Olson, who acts as guide, rather than a lecturer. "It's entirely student-driven. It's giving them almost total autonomy . . . they can come in and choose a topic that they're passionate about," he said. Grove Heights, Minn. (10/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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