Transformative Learning

Education transformation is c-o-n-n-e-c-t-e-d learning.

The learning tasks have been redefined so the ongoing act of learning about different subjects simultaneously. No longer are lessons taught separately and in isolation.  This is achieved by guiding students to identify, through research, a real-world problem (local to global) developing its solution using evidence to support the claim, and presenting the solution through a multimedia approach based in a set of 21st-century tools.

Kids show what they learn as they journey through the unit, interact with its lessons, collaborate with each other, and assess themselves and each other. 
They don't just take a test or produce a product at the end to show their learning. (Resources: Edutopia: What the HECK is project based learning?)

 Grades K-2      Grades 3-5         Grades 6-8      Grades 9-12
Our Town -Ft Collins History Projects

Cross Curricular Science eBooks Created by Students ~Tavelli Elementary

Making Class More Interactive and Engaging Lessons with SMARTboards ~Bethke Elem.

Connecting and Collaborating Outside of the Classroom ~Zach Elementary

Students Discover Geometry with Digital Cameras and Google Slides ~Shepardson Elementary

Bilingual, Biliterate, and Bicultural projects with Prezi ~Irish Elementary

Comparing/Contrasting Geographical places with Photo Story ~Johnson Elementary

Enhancing Science with eBooks ~Harris Bilingual Elementary 

Creative Word Clouds ~Harris Bilingual Elementary

Differentiating Math with Khan Academy ~Laurel Elementary

Differentiating Math with Khan Academy ~Red Feather Elementary

Making Book Reviews Digital with Prezi ~Linton Elementary

Students observe microlending, well water and poverty initiatives in Rwanda and learn the meaningful role math can play in solving real world problems ~Polaris Expeditionary Learning School