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Brackitz Ramps I – Grades K-2

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All Brackitz activitivities and challanges us problem based learning, the engineering design process and spatial skills to enhance STEAM and STEM education.  Afull list of challenges and activities is available on our education blog. Formatted..

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Tags: stem education, engineering design, ramps

What Does Problem Based Learning Look Like?

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If you are a parent or educator eager to know if problem based learning at the elementary is realistic, it can be helpful to see what PBL might look like in a real-world setting. The Association for Curriculum Development shared an example of one..

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Tags: PBL, deep learning, PBL Strategies, problem based learning elementary

Real World Problems Have More Than One Answer: How Problem Based Learning (PBL) Prepares Kids for Their Future

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The days of a basic public school education, and even a Bachelor’s degree, providing enough for a young person to get started in a career are long over. The experts at EducationWorld.com noted this in a recent article entitled “Tomorrow’s..

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Key Problem Based Learning (PBL) Strategies for Young Learners

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The Center for Educational Technologies offers an incredibly effective explanation of problem based learning. Indicating that it is based on the idea of teaching “students to learn how to learn”, their definition goes on to say that this is..

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5 Reasons to Use Problem Based Learning at the Elementary Level

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In a 2013 article in the Washington Post, writer Valerie Strauss indicated that “rote repetition can result in some information being retained, although it is not a particularly effective method of encoding information into memory.” In that one..

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How to Provide Structure for Discovery With Problem Based Learning

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The York Law School in the UK has introduced PBL or problem based learning into its methodology. To help students make the leap to such a major shift in teaching paradigms, it created a unique handbook to introduce the subject to new students. In..

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Problem Based Learning at the Elementary Level: A Concept Whose Time Has Come

Posted by Chris Cochella

Is rote learning an ideal approach at the elementary level? Do kids grades K-4 absorb knowledge from book learning and repetition more than they do from “hands on” opportunities? Psychological research suggests that the latter, hands-on activity,..

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Tags: problem based learning, PBL, deep learning, PBL Strategies, problem based learning elementary

3 Crucial Articles on Improving Spatial Reasoning and Skills for Math and STEM Education Success

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Why Spatial Reasoning Is Crucial For Early Math Education

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Tags: spatial learning, stem education, spatial skills

4 Nations the USA Could Learn From When it Comes to Creativity in Education

Posted by Chris Cochella

Since our initial inception as a country, The United States has served as a model for progressive thinking for the rest of the world. However, the perception of America as an innovative, forward-thinking, and creative country is beginning to..

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Tags: teaching creativity, encouraging creativity, creative power

6 Creative Ways to Use Brackitz Construction Systems in the Classroom

Posted by Chris Cochella

As education expert Sir Ken Robinson states in his now famous TED Talk, we’re living in a time where we’re educating children for careers they’ll be retiring from in the 2060’s. Yet technology and society are advancing so rapidly that “nobody has..

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Tags: stem education, creativity, teaching creativity, encouraging creativity, creative power

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