Our professional development sessions produced several challenge based learning designs for next school year. While some of these do not strictly conform to the CBL model, they will involve a ton of students in a variety of courses. Our main object was to cultivate the Seven Survival Skills that Tony Wagner outlined in his Global Achievement Gap, and I am confident that these (among others) will help do so:
*Measureably reduce your individual consumer waste output.
*Using social media, convince peers and policy makers about abortion's effect on one specific aspect of society.
"Nissan Qashqai Challenge London" by Richard Parmiter
*Using knowledge that you have gleaned from this class, make a difference.
*Persuade American teenagers that learning to communicate in another language, other than English, is a vital investment in the 21st century.
*Create designs inspired by Detroit manufacturing history.
*Create a virtual museum demonstrating how life has been both valued and devalued in the same episode of history.
*Take action to improve justice and peace in the city of Detroit.