Enriched Learning Projects: A Practical Pathway to 21st Century Skills Illustrated Edition
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"James Bellanca has written an important book, merging the fields of standards-based and project-based learning, and infusing these with electronic tools to enhance both students and teachers experience. The book presents not only the theoretical and cognitive developmental rationale for such an approach, but many practical suggestions for teachers to use as they plan lessons and units of instruction. With its emphasis on students active engagement, and the practical tools for teacher use, this book makes an important contribution to the enhancement of teacher practice."
--Charlotte Danielson, Educational Consultant, Princeton, NJ
"This book on enriched learning projects is a dynamic, interactive account of best classroom practices and 21st Century skills that is designed to assist the novice and experienced teacher in enriching the learning of students. It is filled with numerous ideas for creating project-based learning experiences in any classroom."
--Beverly Gulley, Dean, School of Education, Saint Xavier University, Chicago
"Dr. Bellanca strikes again! Enriched Learning Projects is comprehensive and comprehensible. Not only are Jim's ideas inspiring, he also provides us with the sensate handbook we need to link our classroom creativity to standards we'd want any citizen to attain. Jim's positive and fun tone, wealth of experience, and grounding in the research makes project learning a want to do and not a have to do."
--Jim Winter, Founder and President, Wavelength Inc., Chicago
About the Author
James A. Bellanca is nationally recognized as a practical 21st century skills and deeper learning innovator who provides educators with the how-to knowledge to make project- and problem-based learning ready to go on the next school day. He is a senior fellow with the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and editor of their innovative online P21Blogazine. He is the 2013 recipient of the Malcolm Knowles Award for lifetime contribution to the field of self-directed learning from the International Society for Self-Directed Learning.
With his extensive experience as a classroom English and language arts teacher, alternative school director, professional developer, intermediate service center director, business owner, and not-for-profit executive, Jim has developed expertise for transforming mandates, such as the Common Core State Standards, into practical classroom tools that enrich instruction and engage students.
He is executive director of the Illinois Consortium for 21st Century Schools and lead trainer for Mind Quest: Project-Based Learning in the 21st Century Classroom, which helps schools with large English learner populations and children of color/poverty adopt the Project-Based Learning model of instruction.
Jim has worked with educational leaders in Chicago, Los Angeles, Cleveland, New York, Illinois, West Virginia, New Jersey, Michigan, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, and Israel. His specialty is the application of group investigation and inquiry models of learning as the primary methods for assisting school leaders and teachers adopt 21st century models of instruction. His aim is to assist school districts to design, implement, and assess programs that promote 21st century skills to increase academic performance among all children, including high-risk student populations.
- Publisher : Solution Tree; Illustrated edition (February 19, 2010)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 248 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1934009741
- ISBN-13 : 978-1934009741
- Item Weight : 1.55 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.4 x 0.7 x 10.9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,730,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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