Project-based Learning Encouraging Global Connections
Dreamdo Schools is a free project-based learning (PBL) platform that allows teachers and students to create and contribute to projects, sharing learning and experiences with their classmates and potentially the world. The projects posted are intended to inspire students to develop their own ideas, create a project, and document their accomplishments. A search tool helps students find projects that match their interests by subject area, topic, and age range. A Teacher Package lays out a detailed guide to help students brainstorm, plan, and execute a project that they can then document and share on Dreamdo. The package also includes printables for facilitating classroom activities. To maximize students’ learning potential, teachers can take advantage of the message feature to build connections with classrooms around the world. They can send private messages to other educators and collaborate on a project around a particular issue that both classes can document through Dreamdo.
Across the world, equity and accessibility have become two of the thorniest issues districts face as they continue to offer learning in remote and hybrid learning environments. In the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, some states delayed online learning because they realized all students could not access it.
The NEA Foundation’s Envision Equity Grants provide educators across the nation with opportunities to lead an equity-focused reimagining of public education, encouraging students’ love of learning and the best possible educational experience for every child.
Registration for the 2021–2022 season is now open for all FIRST programs—preK–grade 12. Project-based, hands-on FIRST programs introduce students to engineering and coding in an engaging, inclusive, and creative classroom or afterschool learning environment where students work collaboratively to solve an annual robotics challenge.