Wabash's Mystery-based Approach To Project-Based Learning

THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON TASK: Here's a wonderful account of 250+ 7th graders from different schools engaging each other for an entire day of project-based learning. In an amazing display of teacher professional development, the 7th grade team at Wabash Middle School in Indiana, planned a "complex murder mystery project" that incorporated Common Core math and English standards and Indiana state science standards. Even more impressive: they bused the entire 7th grade class from Wabash to another school and implemented the project through a mix of school-supplied 1:1 computers and BYOD -- a unanimous "10" on the difficulty-meter. The stats alone are staggering: 250 students, 20 teachers, and plenty of curious administrators chugging along for an entire class-less day of learning.

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