February 28, 2018
Health is a Big Idea that impacts everyone. It cuts across science, history, policy, habits, age, gender, culture and geography. As a source for a challenge, health can be contextualized and made meaningful in almost every situation.
February 16, 2018
Demonstrate your knowledge of Challenge Based Learning by completing a micro-credential. The Challenge Institute and Digital Promise have partnered to offer three levels of micro-credentials.
February 12, 2018
The Big Idea is Failure, and the challenge is to learn from failure. Through participating in this Challenge, we can learn how to change perceptions and what scaffolding needs to be in place to help people “fail forward” and improve.
February 5, 2018
Empathy is a timely Big Idea and one worthy of deep investigation. There is a general sense that we need more empathy in schools, workplaces, communities, and politics. It is easy to say that everyone needs to be more empathetic and much more difficult to implement and sustain.
January 29, 2018
Most of us abdicate the responsibility of data to experts and researchers and wait for the reports or programs to tell us what to do. Data is a resource that can be used for good and for ill, so we need to know more about data and how to use it to improve our worlds.
January 22, 2018
Effective collaboration is considered a critical factor for success in school, work, and life. But how much time do we spend thinking about what makes effective collaboration and how it intersects with other concepts such as personalization and competition? As is the case with all Big Ideas there is a lot to learn by exploring the concept of collaboration. And what better what to explore collaboration than to embed it in a challenge?
January 7, 2018
The beginning of the new year provides an opportunity to take stock and make decisions to change behaviors and/or pursue new goals. For most of us, these resolutions will quickly be lost in the shuffle of our lives or become unattainable due to a variety of factors. One of the factors related to our ability to be successful in achieving our personal, group and institutional goals and resolutions is a Big Idea – ATTITUDE.
December 12, 2017
Since 2014, Digital Promise has partnered with the Wake County Public School System and Carroll Magnet Middle School to use the Challenge Based Learning (CBL) framework to support the core tenants of the school and district and prepare students to be successful in school and beyond.
November 30, 2017
Take a hard look at your school and local community, identify a Big idea (pollution, water quality, voting, communication, transportation, etc.) Use the CBL process to frame and challenge, deeply learn about it, and develop an app that solves the problem.
March 20, 2017
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.
February 28, 2017
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.
December 5, 2016
Full Sail Labs provides a safe space for students to explore and acquire new skills through CBL. This past year Full Sail partnered with One School of the Arts to help students dig into a community challenge or problem and determine a solution they can implement.