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MDC and AIMS Receive Apple Challenge-based Learning Grant

75px-Apple-logoAIMS and the Miami Design Collaborative have received a grant from Apple to participate in the training and implementation of their Challenge-based Learning initiative. On January 23-25, Michael Bailey-Van Kuren, Peg Faimon and Glenn Platt will travel toDallas to be trained in CBL, and then will implement those skills and idea into a new course being offered this spring semester, CFA111 InnovationCreativity and Design Thinking.

As described on the Apple website: “Challenge Based Learning applies what is known about the emerging learning styles of high school students and leverages the powerful new technologies that provide new opportunities to learn to provide an authentic learning process that challenges students to make a difference.

Challenge Based Learning is an engaging multidisciplinary approach to teaching and learning that encourages students to leverage the technology they use in their daily lives to solve real-world problems. Challenge Based Learning is collaborative and hands-on, asking students to work with other students, their teachers, and experts in their communities and around the world to develop deeper knowledge of the subjects students are studying, accept and solve challenges, take action, share their experience, and enter into a global discussion about important issues.”

The results and output from CFA111 will be published at the end of the second semester in May.

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