Things you can use.
The Passion Project
Click photos to download documents in .word format
The crisis in Ukraine has left millions of people displaced- many of them families with children.
As these children begin the difficult process to integrate into a new school, they are inevitably met with so many unknown things: new people, a new country, a new language and a new normal.
We have translated The Passion Project into Ukrainian in hopes that children might find some comfort in starting in their new school by doing something they are curious about... something they already might know about. And start this exploration in their own language.
Our hope is that children can find some safety in school right now.
The Passion Project takes students through a general Project-Based Learning process so they are engaging with important real-life skills like time management, online collaboration and self-reliance. It can be used in a normal in-person environment or in an online setting.
There is both an English version and Ukrainian version, both of are the same.
Feel free to use it, change it and share it.
53 Hacks for the
Physically Distanced Classroom
Reopening schools is not easy.
Many countries are enforcing strict guidelines to limit the spread of Covid-19 when students and teachers return to physical buildings. While there is a clear need for students to be socially distanced when they return, unfortunately many of these restrictions conflict with the values of Project-Based Learning.
The lively and active classroom that buzzes with student freedom, collaboration and the messiness of real-learning seems difficult to imagine in these circumstances.
In response to this, we've put together "53 Hacks for the Socially Distanced Classroom." Our hope is learning can still represent the values of Project-Based Learning: it can still be authentic, student-owned, collaborative, active and integrated even when there are restrictions.
This guide is designed to give inspiration and spark new ideas in a situation that can easily be overwhelmed with limitations. Please use, share and distribute to teachers who may find it useful.