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Preparing Students Through Project Based Learning

Students United: Mobile Minds Flipping Society
April 9, 2015 11:30 AM

Motivation and InnovationJeff Croley interviewed Barbara Bolin (President of National Career Credentialing) at the 2015 Michigan Governor's Economic and Education Summit to discuss the importance of project based learning in STEM education. Ms. Bolin emphasized how project based learning helps to prepare students for career specific training in numerous fields. Ms. Bolin has extensive experience with workforce preparation via her role in designing the ACT Work Keys.

Additionally, Don Johnson ( who was also interviewed by Jeff Croley) reiterated many of Barbara Bolin's points regarding the vital role of innovation in preparing students for various careers. Moreover, Mr. Johnson believes the joint economic and education summit(s) is a step in the right direction for Michigan.

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Students United: Mobile Minds Flipping Society, hosted by Jeff Croley and Jason LaFay, intends to help merge the worlds of education and business by featuring innovative programs, projects, and people in K12 education throughout Michigan and beyond. The show aims to be the voice of K12 innovation. In order to better understand what is happening in schools it is important to provide a narrative of how education is evolving. To ensure a new generation of learner is adequately prepared, driven, and passionately ready for the workforce old divides must be bridged.

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