Challenge Based Learning (CBL) provides an efficient and effective framework for learning while solving real-world challenges. The framework fuels collaboration between students, teachers, families, and community members to identify big ideas, ask thoughtful questions, and identify, investigate and solve challenges. This approach helps students gain deep subject area knowledge and develop the skills necessary to thrive in an ever-changing world.
With the growth of brain imaging technologies and techniques the amount we know about how the brain works are expanding rapidly. The need to critically think through and apply the emerging concepts of neuroscience and the ideas of brain-based learning make neuroscience a fertile Big Idea and provide opportunities for a compelling set of challenges for all ages.
The Challenge Based Learning user guide is for everyone (students, teachers, parents, administrators, and community members) interested in building learning communities focused on identifying Challenges and implementing thoughtful and sustainable solutions.
In a world that is rapidly changing with new complex challenges emerging every day the best gift we can give our learners is a passion for learning and a framework to help them solve challenges small and large.
To support the mission of the Challenge Institute and support the expansion of Challenge Based Learning we are looking for qualified individuals to join us as Challenge Institute Mentors.
Join us on the last day of ISTE for an evening of celebration and networking as we celebrate ten years Of CBL and toast to the next chapter of taking action and making a difference.
The Challenge Institute is spotlighting trailblazing individuals and programs that have demonstrated the power of Challenges and Challenge Based Learning to change learning and make a local and global difference.