Is there a data base of real world problems that are currently being tackled by students? Related Tags: Project-Based Learning More Related Discussions Adam Bearson Posted 10/28/2010 1:15PM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM 1 Shares 7 722 Views Looking for a resource of current and ongoing project-based learning problems. Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 7 Share Comments (7)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Posted 10/30/2010 4:21pm Whitney HoffmanProducer LD Podcast, Digital Media Consultant, Author I don't know of one, but I know schools like Science Leadership Academy n Philadelphia have done some amazing things, including developing a "flow" versus "batch" process for bio-diesel, and they ended up pairing up with two towns in south america, who are now using this process to generate a portion of their fuel needs. So it can be done. Let me know if you'd like to speak with the principal, Chris Lehmann. The stuff happeing at this school is truly amazing Sign in to vote! Posted 10/31/2010 1:20pm Anne ShawDirector, 21st Century Schools We always design our curriculum projects around real-world issues and themes. See www.21stCenturySchools.com A current project is the Food and Culture global, collaborative classrooms project. We have built in connections to and investigations of issues and themes ranging from globalization, childhood obesity, nutrition, school lunch programs, environmental studies, sustainability, the fresh water shortage crisis, renewal sources of energy, global studies, economics, law, agriculture, food production, and more. So far we have schools from around the United States (including Hawaii), India, Australia and South Africa. See the Issues and Themes link at http://21stcenturyschools.weebly.com/ We are connecting to a number of issues identified in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, and issues of focus by the White House. Also see the Food and Culture Wix, refer to the Curriculum section. http://www.wix.com/anneshaw21/food_and_culture You may contact me at Director@21stCenturySchools.com We also have a free newsletter. Sign in to vote! Posted 11/1/2010 7:42am Suzie BossJournalist and PBL advocate Blogger Check out the interdisciplinary, collaborative, real-world projects designed by the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education: http://www.k12science.org/currichome.html Sign in to vote! Posted 11/11/2010 8:58am David CoxRegional instructional technology facilitator I am trying to initiate just what this topic espouses and am looking for all the topics--general and specific--I can get to give a great answer when I am asked that question, "But what can I do with MY students?" Sign in to vote! Posted 11/17/2010 1:26pm Caryn PernuDirector of Program Strategies, National Youth Leadership Council The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse has a database of projects searchable by grade level, setting, and key words: http://www.servicelearning.org/slice Sign in to vote! Posted 7/2/2011 3:36pm Hal SchneiderMath teacher for Sylvan Learning Center I doubt there is a data base but my tutor E-book :Solving Math Word Problems emphasizes 'real world' problems. You may want to visit my website: www.mathwords.weebly.com Hal Schneider Sign in to vote! Posted 7/11/2011 1:31pm Jane KraussTeacher, curriculum and program developer, author, PBL facilitator, techie I've come into this discussion late but I'd suggest you check out the UN World Millenium Development Goals. These address the largest problems our world faces and are ripe topics for study. http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/ Sign in to vote! blog Collaboration: Key to InnovationLast comment 2 days 18 hours ago in Project-Based Learning blog 5 PBL Best Practices for Redefining the Teacher's RoleLast comment 6 days 8 hours ago in Project-Based Learning blog PBL Pilot: Navigating Group WorkLast comment 2 weeks 5 days ago in Collaborative Learning blog Social Justice: A Whole-School ApproachLast comment 2 weeks 6 days ago in Service Learning Discussion Is Your Classroom an Active Democracy?Last comment 2 weeks 6 hours ago in Project-Based Learning Sign in to comment. Not a member? Register. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?