We have been busy here at EdLab! With so many guest posts by our amazing Classroom 2.0 teachers, there has been little time to update you all on what has been going on. We are currently half way through our teacher workshop series, finishing up the Implementation workshops two weeks ago. By getting teachers in solving each other's missions, they were able to walk away with fresh feedback and a new plan to implement with their students!
We will be starting up the Impact workshops on March 24th! We will be exploring the impact of mission-based learning on teachers, students, and communities. Then we will address the strengths and weaknesses of past mission plans, and brainstorming new ideas for challenge-based learning.
EdLab is also part way through with the spring Education Innovators program. We have 9 innovative thinkers from a variety of graduate programs exploring technology as a learning tool. As teams, they have identified a problem that learning environments face today. Then as individuals, they are developing and testing solutions. We will be hosting a Forum on May 8th for our Innovators to share their ideas.
Education Innovators brainstorm the problems in museums that they want to address. This team is focusing on the question "How do we intrigue and continue to connect with our audiences on a personal level?"
Other than these two programs, EdLab has been busy making plans for the summer workshops by meeting with potential partners. We are pretty excited about the opportunities ahead!