EL Education Featured in Getting Smart's Project-Based Learning Podcast
EL Education was recently featured on Tom Vander Ark's Getting Smart podcast, sharing insights on the power of Project-Based Learning and the challenges of disseminating it broadly.
The podcast episode is built around a set of interviews Vander Ark collected at the High Quality Project Based Learning Steering Committee meeting last month, including a conversation with Jessica Wood, Manager of EL's Student Projects Initiative. Wood speaks about our Models of Excellence collection (which she co-curates), as well as her own experience as an educator with the power of high-quality work for an authentic audience: "One of my favorite students from the Springfield Renaissance School still talks about the report that he wrote and read in front of a city committee to have our local pond reopened so people could swim in it."
Listen to the complete podcast here.