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April 13th, 2018

Big Idea: Neuroscience

With the growth of brain imaging technologies and techniques the amount we know about how the brain works are expanding rapidly. The need to critically think through and apply the emerging concepts of neuroscience and the ideas of brain-based learning make neuroscience a fertile Big Idea and provide opportunities for a compelling set of challenges for all ages.

April 5th, 2018

Forget Content, Build Frameworks

In a world that is rapidly changing with new complex challenges emerging every day the best gift we can give our learners is a passion for learning and a framework to help them solve challenges small and large.

April 4th, 2018

Big Idea: Math

Math. For some, the word math brings dread, for others excitement. There is not a more polarizing subject area in schools or one that has as much power in deciding student’s destiny. We encourage you to make math meaningful to keep doors open (or re-open them) for all learners.

March 29th, 2018

Big Idea: Listening

Learning how to listen attentively and think before we speak is a skill that will make our communities, families, classrooms, and the world a better place. Listening is truly an essential Big Idea for success and survival.

March 22nd, 2018

Big Idea: Kindness

Who doesn’t need a little more kindness? Developing a Challenge from the Big Idea of kindness provides an opportunity to explore concepts that transcend cultures and have philosophical, structural, personal, and practical components. The Big Idea of kindness allows for various depths of analysis and the creation of challenges by all ages of learners in all contexts.

March 16th, 2018

Big Idea: Justice

Justice is a prototypical Big Idea because it is inspirational, desirable, and directional. It provides hope, gives us something to aim for and parameters for making decisions. The challenge to promote justice should be a daily and ongoing effort to understand and make short-term gains while aspiring to a just society for everyone on earth.

March 6th, 2018

Big Idea: Iteration

This challenge focuses on the process of iteration, combines it with CBL and directs it at improving an idea or process to make a positive impact on a community. Learning to refine actions to reach the desired result is an essential skill for the CBL process and life.

March 6th, 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.

February 28th, 2018

Big Idea: Health

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 28th, 2018

News: Digital Promise Challenge Institute

Join educators from around the world to investigate the big idea of powerful learning, identify pressing challenges, and design sustainable solutions! The Digital Promise Challenge Institute 2018 will be a fully immersive, hands-on professional learning experience that transcends the traditional divide between speakers and participants to create a vibrant and ongoing community.

February 28th, 2018

News: The Challenge Institute

In the spring of 2018 the Challenge Institute will be launched in partnership with Digital Promise. The Institute will focus on the power of challenges to create deep learning experiences designed to make a positive difference locally and globally.

February 28th, 2018

News: CBL 10th Anniversary Celebration

Join us on the last day of ISTE for an evening of celebration and networking as we celebrate ten years Of CBL and toast to the next chapter of taking action and making a difference. 

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