EdLab is a grant-funded program at the Smithsonian Institution that challenges educators to take risks, create learning communities and integrate technology into their teaching practice through mission-based learning.
Mission-based learning brings classroom content to life by challenging students to use real stuff in museums and technology tools to investigate and solve problems that exist in the real spaces around them.
Or you could look at it this way...
MBL = (classroom + museums + community) x technology
The ultimate outcome is that student products have a purpose and make an impact in their community.
For our educator participants, we provide:
- a community for educators interested in taking learning outside the classroom.
- feedback on mission plans for classroom implementation.
- connections with museums and other community organizations to make learning relevant.
Want to get involved?
Like our Facebook page to get updates on EdLab's projects.
Join our educator community Facebook group to get ideas and support from other teachers implementing missions.
Be part of our weekly Twitter chats about education and technology every Thursday at 4pm EST. Just follow #mpossible!
Follow our Pinterest boards to get ideas for missions, see new technology tools and more.
Meet the team