Saving the world could be a powerful way to get students involved in deep thinking. And getting students’ voices heard has been a primary focus for educators involved in changing schools for quite a while now. In an initiative to model the use of inquiry- based lessons with 21st century skills delivery, our Year Two PLPeeps plan to achieve this goal through the development of Student Advisory Teams, who will work alongside their...
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This has taught me more than any professional development day or conference I have ever been a part of. PLP taught me how to make effective changes in my classroom so I can meet the requirements of the tests I give and still provide my students with learning opportunities that will prepare them for their future […] - Becky Bair, Elizabethtown Area School District, Pennsylvania
I am truly grateful to be part of the PLP community. It has been a huge source of encouragement and inspiration. Through the seminars and interactive community I have learned to completely shift my classroom from an overfocus on prescribed content, to a student-centred, project-based, tech embedded classroom. - Shelley Wright, Cornerstone Christian School, Saskatchewan