How to continue project-based learning outside of the classroom

08/7/2011 | Edutopia.org

Momentum is building for project-based learning that takes place during summer vacation and after school, says blogger Suzie Boss. She writes that such lessons empower students to take on leadership roles, solve real-world problems and become active in their communities. To help teachers get started, Boss highlights a Philadelphia after-school program that has shifted its focus to project-based learning by tackling issues that students care about and turning activities into authentic projects.

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