Tag : interdisciplinary

27 Oct 2016

How to be a Reimagineer in the Humanities

BY JAMES CAMPBELL The Fall of 2015 sparked the beginning of a conversation around the possibility of creating a Humanities program at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School.  This Collider Session, hosted as part of Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation (MVIFI) professional development, was heavily attended by educators from all MVPS divisions and disciplines.  Conversations at the Humanities session ranged from pure excitement and let’s start this program today to it’s not a no for me, but I need more details.  Thankfully, […]

31 May 2016

Project Based Planning & Embracing the KNOWN

There are a lot of unknowns when crafting a new project based learning opportunity for students. In fact, student choice and the selection of problem that doesn’t have a defined solution is largely what makes PBL great AND what makes it daunting and full of unknowns for teachers. A team of teachers – Zach, T.J., and Robin – are getting the band back together for a second iteration of an interdisciplinary PBL project, and we are choosing to embrace the […]

04 Nov 2015

Purpose Based Learning (a #FailUp moment) | Planting T’s

Purpose Based Learning (a #FailUp moment) Posted: October 28, 2015 | Author: TJE | Filed under: In the classroom | I don’t want to say I planned to fail, but I also don’t deny that I didn’t see this coming. This year’s major project for my technology, engineering, and design class (T.E.D.) is a prototype in more ways than one. The Bike Project was born out of a generous grant from MVIFI’s XLR8 summer grant that was awarded to teachers proposing interdisciplinary […]