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In my last newsletter notes I mentioned an upcoming open registration conference and I'm excited to share our thinking and learning with folks from around the world with the inaugural TeachThought PBL #Grow17, July 17-19 here in our hometown of Louisville, KY.

This event is for those looking to innovate their teaching and learning with inquiry and a deep dive into PBL. We'll feature unique and engaging keynotes and fun evening events that will allow you to connect and network while enjoying the best of Louisville!

Early Bird Registration ends soon (http://wegrowteachers.com/grow17/). I hope you can join us and as always email me if you have questions!

Drew Perkins
Director of Professional Development
wegrowteachers.com
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8 Things I Learned My First Year Of Teaching With Project-Based Learning


The honest reflections in this guest post are a great reminder that the road to PBL truly is a journey. 
  1. It’s not ‘doing projects.'
  2. Students–and parents–need to understand the process.
  3. The right technology can make all the difference.
  4.  Developing quality Driving Questions takes practice.
  5. Project-based learning is a team-effort.
  6. Project-based learning empowers students.
  7. Project-based learning forces students to see learning differently.
  8. Patience is key.

6 Considerations For Quality Virtual Reality in Education


Recently I talked with the folks at VictoryVR about their intriguing new virtual reality science "books". It's a fascinating look into the future of learning and their Rene Gadelha shares some great tips for those of you considering jumping into this in your schools.

Podcast: Episode 66 - Teaching Like A Rebel With KY Teacher Of The Year


A few weeks ago I packed up my podcast recording equipment and talked with Ashley Lamb-Sinclair in her classroom. She's not only the KY Teacher of the Year for 2016 but also founder and CEO of Curio Learning. This was the first time I've recorded a podcast while in the same room and I enjoyed our discussion enough to ask her to keynote our PBL #Grow17 event in July! 

 

Sometimes you just have to laugh a little, right?

This picture was taken recently by one of our facilitators in the copy room while working with one of our partner schools.  You don't have to be a Bob Marley fan to appreciate this, right teachers?
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Awhile back we had some internal discussion about this statement. There was some back and forth wondering whether how it would be perceived.

We're curious. What comes to your mind when you read this? Email us your thoughts or questions at grow@teachthought.com
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