Category Archives: Project Based Learning

Can a Podcast Help Cultivate a Growth Mindset in the Classroom?

https://www.npr.org/player/embed/562887933/563105739 Let’s have fun learning about this now ubiquitous App Instagram evolved, and then we will examine how we can adopt elements of their success story as we begin our first steps in our own project-based learning journey. So how … Continue reading

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Local History Mystery for 2016-17 #PBL Quest

What Happened in Your Town During The Pivotal Year of 1774? Freedom, Slavery, and the Complexities of 1774 In response to the Boston Tea Party (1773), Parliament drafted the the Coercive Acts in 1774, and residents throughout the thirteen colonies … Continue reading

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Productive and Fun Visit to Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

My American Studies class traveled to Hartford recently and visited the research room at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center as well as the history and genealogy room at the Connecticut State Library. Tracking down leads from the end of our … Continue reading

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Excited to Share My #PBL Experience at #NENTS15

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Great #PBL Trip to Windsor Historical Society Program

As we pass through our tenth week of researching the Connecticut’s 29th Regiment soldiers who signed up from Suffield and learning more about the lives of these pioneers before, during and after the Civil War, we now look forward to a … Continue reading

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My Presentation for the AGS Meeting Today

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The AGS Western New England Chapter Meeting

The AGS Western New England Chapter Meeting Suffield’s Old Center Cemetery Saturday,  October 18, 2014. 9:30-10am Welcome, coffee, in Tisch Auditorium, which is located in Suffield Academy’s S. Kent Legare Library. 10am-12pm Presentations by Bob Drinkwater, Simon Braune, Al and Betsy … Continue reading

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History Lecture on the Forgotten Battle of the War of 1812

The Suffield Historical Society will host Jerry Roberts, author of The British Raid on Essex, the Forgotten Battle of the War of 1812, at its October 15th monthly meeting. This action-packed presentation begins at 7:30pm in Suffield’s Senior Center at … Continue reading

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PBL Mindset, Assessments, and Tools

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We’re Skyping with Doug Harwood, the Editor of The Advocate

We are skyping with an expert on the Flora Slave Case, a case we learned while we were cross referencing possible Suffield leads from the UGRR site to our south, the Francis Gillette House. Here are the probate records of … Continue reading

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