Challenge Based Learning and Development

Challenge Based Learning and Development (CBLD) is an emerging software development and learning framework that leverages the innovative Challenge Based Learning (CBL) model to experience and learn all facets of the process while creating meaningful and valuable...

The Power of “Why”

Taking time to fully and collectively understand the "why" not only builds ownership and increases the chance for a meaningful and sustainable solution, but it sustains us through the hard work of change. If we do not have a clear and shared answer for "why" we are...

(Your Organization) Based Learning

Even the best researched and packaged solution dogmatically applied will result in failure because it does not take into account the people involved and understand the nuances of each context.   Do you need personalized, project, problem, maker, STEM, STEAM,...

The Importance of “Quality Ignorance”

If we want individuals who can embrace “quality ignorance” and ask good questions we need a learning framework that supports this. The beauty of CBL is that it provides a scaffolding that celebrates the asking of questions and allows for the application of...

Sage on the Stage Or Guide on the Side?

Just because words rhyme and create a catchy phrase does not make them correct. Before they become the basis for decision making and practice they need to be thoroughly unpacked and discussed. In fact we should make it a practice to define our terms before we argue...

Reflection: Lessons from Coding

This reflective commenting on the code of our experiences will help us (mentors and students) become better learners and practitioners of CBL. If we do not reflect or simply describe our activities we will never develop the deep insights that will help us become...

CBL in the Elementary Classroom

CBL facilitates connections — deeper relationships that evolve between classmates and myself as co-collaborator on the learning journey. It is these connections that help kids see that they matter, that help them care.facebooktwitterBy Katie Morrow “How do I get my...

The Power of Frameworks

CBL provides a framework to deal with the challenges that we find and the ones that “find” us. The more we are versed in the framework, have visualized successfully using the process and prepared for the bumps in the road the more successful we will be in finding...

For Learning Sake – Slow Down

If we persist in an adult controlled calendar driven march towards preconceived solutions, we will continue to suffer the significant opportunity costs of lost ideas, students, and teachers. In a world filled with complex challenges, some that completely defy...

Big Idea: Violence

The problem is that we lack a framework for managing these tragedies, and do the hard work to address them. Without a framework we risk moving towards immediate solutions based on inherited opinions (from our parents, the media, etc.) that most likely have never been...

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