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  • January

    Fort Worth Academy: The Leader in Project-Based Learning

    Shannon Elders, Head of School
    I was fortunate enough years ago to participate in an intensive two-day professional development workshop led by Dr. Marc Chun. At the time Dr. Chun was the director of education and a research scientist with the Council for Aid to Education. The purpose of the workshop was to explore and develop true authentic learning experiences and assessments that measured students’ learning based on skills deemed necessary for success in the 21st century. We discussed performance tasks and how to use them rather than a typical “test”, where information is memorized and quickly forgotten, or learned at such a superficial level there is little to no future application.
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