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Challenge-Based Learning: An Approach for Our Time

Conference 2009 NMC Summer Conference
Conference Track On the Horizon
Session Mode Featured Session
Session Audience all
Skill Level all
Co-presenters Marco Torres (Alas Media), Larry Johnson (NMC), Rachel Smith (NMC)
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Session Description

In January 2009, the NMC launched a new program called the K12 Think Tank, with the mandate to conduct research and engage in activities relevant to trends and issues in primary and secondary education worldwide. In partnership with Apple Education, one of the first major pieces of research was an in-depth study of a new pedagogical approach to engage 9th grade students, right at the time when they are most at risk of dropping out. Meet the principals behind the project and learn both what the research has uncovered to date, and where this innovative approach is going.


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