Kevin Gant
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  • Albuquerque, NM
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Kevin Gant replied to Suzie Boss's discussion Learning from Project Pros in the group PBL ~ Better with Practice
"Jan Morrison really likes to talk about the Design Process, and its iterative approach. During the process, an engineer, or artist may come up with several ideas for a solution, and then weigh the merits of each. In the classroom, we often let…"
Apr 5, 2010
Kevin Gant replied to Jane Krauss's discussion How to Create a Culture of Inquiry in the group PBL ~ Better with Practice
"Absolutely. In my experience, project work rarely fits well into small chunks of time, especially if there is collaboration required. I see the highest success at PBL in schools where classes are afforded longer periods of time, so that students can…"
Mar 4, 2010
Kevin Gant replied to Jane Krauss's discussion How to Create a Culture of Inquiry in the group PBL ~ Better with Practice
"Thanks! I have to say that while I did say, "start a project or inquiry with a conversation, NOT the project description."... I must tell you that I still believe that you should give the kids a project description - just not as the…"
Mar 4, 2010
Kevin Gant replied to Jane Krauss's discussion How to Create a Culture of Inquiry in the group PBL ~ Better with Practice
"Yahoo, Sherri! You have hit upon THE ISSUE that is my recent soapbox, working with teachers in PBL environments. Here is my current message: start a project or inquiry with a conversation, NOT the project description. Through a conversation, you…"
Mar 1, 2010
Kevin Gant replied to Patrick Cronin's discussion Help! Need to spend $14,000 for Humanities in 2 wks... in the group PBL ~ Better with Practice
"Patrick, I hear you. Call me. You can get my number from Jay English."
Feb 26, 2010
Kevin Gant replied to Patrick Cronin's discussion Help! Need to spend $14,000 for Humanities in 2 wks... in the group PBL ~ Better with Practice
"Hi Patrick, As someone with some experience with New Tech schools, I can relay on what some other teachers have done with quite a bit of success. I'll address your questions point by point. 1) Whole class vs. mini class sets? Depends upon the…"
Feb 26, 2010

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I was a classroom teacher for 16 years, most of which was spent teaching physics at my alma mater, Del Norte High School in Albuquerque. I also taught at a small public school in Napa - New Technology High School, where I started practicing full-blown project based learning.

Now I work for the New Tech Network ( http://www.newtechnetwork.org ), as a School Development Coach - which means that I help public school districts create high schools in the image of the original New Tech in Napa. All the schools are small (~400 students), employ wall-to-wall PBL, include 21st Century Skills development, and have a 1:1 student computer ratio. Much of my work centers around helping teachers practice effective PBL.

I'm here because I love thinking and talking about education.

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At 12:56pm on February 26, 2010, Jane Krauss said…
Thanks for friending me Kevin. :)
 
 
 

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