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Destination Problem-Based Learning

Destination: Problem-Based Learning (rocket rising towards sun)The Destination: Problem-Based Learning (DPBL) project at the Experiential Learning Center at Truckee Meadows Community College advocates for and supports problem-based learning in STEM classrooms nationally.We are funded by the National Science Foundation.

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Inspiring students to risk, to create, and to explore

terrific-flying-birds-tattoo-designRed Burns‘s introduction to her Applications class at NYU’s ITP program should be in your PBL Tool Box to be taken out and shared with students as they embark on challenging PBL tasks:

What I want you to know:
That there is a difference between the mundane and the inspired.
That the biggest danger is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge
That any human organization must inevitably juggle internal contradictions – the imperatives of efficiency and the countervailing human trade-offs
That the inherent preferences in organizations are efficiency, clarity, certainty, and perfection.
That human beings are ambiguous, uncertain, and imperfect.
That how you balance and integrate these contradictory characteristics is difficult
That imagination, not calculation, is the “difference” that makes the difference
That there is constant juggling between the inherent contradictions of a management imperative of efficiency and the human reality of ambiguity and uncertainty
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DPBL Session, SoTL Commons Conference, Savannah,GA

SoTL Commons Conference

Building Learning Communities of Faculty through Contextual Bioinformatics Internships

Philip Gibson (Gwinnett Technical College)
Thursday, March 27, 9:00-9:45 am
Room 3, Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA

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FLATE Focus Features DPBL Project

FLATE CenterThis month’s FLATE (Florida Advanced Technological Education Center) Focus newsletter features an interview with Jane Ostrander, PI of DPBL, about problem-based learning and the project’s plans. Read Nevada-based NSF Project Focuses on Cultivating Problem Based Learning at http://flate-mif.blogspot.com/

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Hour of Code

C.O.D.E.Happy Computer Science Education Week!

The Hour of Code aims to get every student to learn how to write a computer program — yes, everyone. Educators who sign up their class and teach the materials can win prizes.

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2014 Winter ICT Educator Conference in San Francisco

mpictwinterconfx200The MPICT Center at City College of San Francisco is pleased to invite you to attend the 6th annual Winter ICT Educator Conference, January 6-7, 2014, in San Francisco:

“Coming Together to Improve ICT/Digital Media Education and Workforce”

San Francisco, CA, January 6-7, 2014

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