Project-Based Learning and Choice Boards with Jennifer Skomial

GotTechED Epi 30 Project-Based Learning

In this episode, Guise and I welcome the 2019 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year, Jen Skomial.  Jen talks about her recent win as state teacher of the year and shares her expert advice on student-centered learning. Next, we make Jen compete against Guise in another game of two truths and lie. Finally, Guise and I discuss innovative choice boards as a highly effective way to differentiate a classroom.

Segment 1: Project-Based Learning and Choice Boards with Jennifer Skomial

Jennifer on Social Media:

  1. Twitter: @NJSTOY2019
  2. Facebook: @NJSTOY2019
  3. #inspireNJteachers

Segment 2: Two Truths and a Lie w/ Jennifer

  1. Listening to Music Significantly Impairs Creativity
  2. Children Who Eat Lunch Score 18% Lower on Reading Tests
  3. “Doing Science” Rather than “Being Scientists” More Encouraging to Girls

Segment 3: Project-Based Learning and Choice Boards

Social Media:

  1. Guise on Twitter @guisegotteched
  2. Nick on Twitter @nickgotteched
  3. GotTechED the Podcast on Twitter @wegotteched

Music Credits:

  1. The Degs: Shotgun http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Degs/
  2. @bensounds https://www.bensound.com/

Other Relatable GotTechED Episodes:

  1. Implementing a Personalized Learning Approach
  2. Personalized Learning Methods of Best Practice
  3. Starting From The Beginning
  4. Competency-Based Grading and the Technology Integration Matrix
  5. New Teacher Tips, Homework?, & 21st pen pals
  6. STEM Misconceptions, 21st Century Mindset, and Teachers as Leaders
  7. Effective, Yet Simple Methods of Introducing Real-Life Problems into Your Classroom
  8. Project-Based Learning from Idea to Implementation

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About the author, Eric

Eric Guise is a media specialist and technology coach with more than a decade of experience as a teacher.

Eric was named the 2016 Biology Teacher of Year by the New Jersey Biology Teachers Association and is currently pursuing an EdD in Leadership in Digital Transformation in Educational Technology.

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