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Project-Based Learning: The Wave of the Educational Future

Touted as the educational model best suited to prepare students for 21st-century challenges, project-based learning boosts student engagement while honing critical thinking and problem solving skills. While the idea of project-based learning is gaining traction, the challenge of shifting from the "traditional" teaching method to a project-based model takes careful planning and more than a little trust. Teacher training is crucial. In Massachusetts, teachers have an opportunity to earn the STEM Certificate in Inquiry from Framingham State University by taking a series of three professional development courses over the summer.  The program was developed by the Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair (MSSEF) in collaboration with the Education Development Center (EDC) as part of the Curious Minds Initiative (CMI). Course 1: Teaching Science through the Inquiry Process Information Enroll Course 2: Project-based Classroom Science Information Enroll Course 3: Organizing a Science & Engineering Fair Information Enroll Read more on US News & World Report

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