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March 6, 2018

Resource: The Investigation Synthesis

The purpose of the Investigation phase of Challenge Based learning is twofold – to guide the learning process and to set the foundation for the solution prototype.

April 8, 2017

Resource: CBL Canvas

Making the learning process visible throughout the CBL experience helps to develop collaboration and innovation. The CBL Canvas provides a simple way for the Act and Investigate phase to be made visible in the classroom.

March 20, 2017

CBL and Personalized Learning

Challenge Based Learning (CBL) provides the perfect framework to develop and support personalized learning (PL). The four key ideas of PL are infused into the CBL experience.

March 18, 2017

Why Challenge Based Learning?

When it comes to teaching and learning there is no shortfall of old ideas, new ideas, resources, and advice. Challenge Based Learning provides an efficient and effective framework for learning while solving real-world Challenges.

February 28, 2017

CBL and the Habits of Mind

The Habits of Mind represent key attributes exhibited by successful and intelligent problem solvers. The CBL framework elicits, supports the acquisition of, provides teachable moments for and reinforces the Habits of Mind.

August 30, 2016

Challenge Based Learning Guide

The Challenge Based Learning user guide is for everyone (students, teachers, parents, administrators, and community members) interested in building learning communities focused on identifying Challenges and implementing thoughtful and sustainable solutions.

August 17, 2016

Resource: One Best Thing Books

Created by Apple Distinguished Educators the One Best Thing collection of multi-touch books highlights the use of technology to transform teaching and learning. Two of the books focus on Challenge Based Learning (CBL). Written by participants in the Pilot and Implementation studies the books are excellent resources for CBL implementation.

July 24, 2016

Resources: Mastering the Art of Questioning

Spending time early in Challenge Based Learning discussing and practicing different types of questioning will pay dividends throughout the process. Challenge Based Learning needs both “over the surface” and “under the surface” questions.

July 24, 2016

Resources: One Best Thing Series

Apple Distinguished Educators produced a series of multi-touch books that spotlighted “one best thing” from their school or classroom. Two of the books came from participants in Pilot and Implementation studies.

July 8, 2016

Resource: Creating Groups for Innovation

When forming groups for Challenges there are benefits and detriments to both self-selected and externally created groups.

June 25, 2016

Resource: Investigation Matrix

Moving from the challenge to the solution is a critical element in the CBL process, and tends to be the most challenging phase as the learners want to move directly to solutions. To support the process a new and improved Matrix has been developed.

June 24, 2016

Resource: Roles for Group Members

The open framework and group work format for Challenge Based Learning make it important to create some structure for the participants. One way to do this is to make sure that the students understand the potential roles they can play in the process.

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