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TeachThought's Director of Professional Development, formerly with the Buck Institute for Education and the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning after 15 years of classroom teaching. Passionate about the leading of learning through inquiry, I have been called a professional thought stretcher due to my love for questioning.

Facilitating For Inquiry In PBL With #GrowChat

Facilitating For Inquiry In PBL With #GrowChat  by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD As our summer professional learning event, TeachThought PBL #Grow17, draws closer we’re excited about the different ways we can engage with our audience around the focus of PBL and Inquiry. In this spirit we invite you to join us in a […]

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TeachThought Podcast Ep. 72 The Power Of Inquiry

  Ep. 72 The Power Of Inquiry Drew Perkins talks with Kath Murdoch from Australia about her work and book and creating a culture of inquiry in schools around the world. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Kath Murdoch’s web site @kjinquiry Kath Murdoch on Facebook Ep. 31 Let’s Teach Students To Ask More […]

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TeachThought Podcast Ep. 71 How Can Virtual Reality Grow Teaching And Learning?

Ep. 71 How Can Virtual Reality Grow Teaching And Learning? by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development This is episode 71 of the TeachThought Podcast! Drew Perkins talks with Steve Grubbs of VictoryVR about their virtual science books as well as the current and future state of virtual reality in education. Links & Resources Mentioned […]

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How #Grow17 Can Change Your Classroom Next Year

How #Grow17 Can Change Your Classroom Or School Next Year by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD Register for PBL #Grow17 >> Many years ago I taught in a middle school across the hall from a math teacher named Jim who perennially joked as the students walked out his door on the last day of classes, “next year will […]

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8 Reasons To Attend TeachThought PBL #Grow17

8 Reasons To Attend TeachThought PBL #Grow17 Join us July 17-19 for our inaugural #Grow17 conference. Register Now >> by Drew Perkins This summer, TeachThought will be hosting our inaugural #Grow17 open-registration event to meet the increasing demand from individuals and groups around the world for an innovative, engaging, and powerful convergence of professional learning. We tend to think about […]

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TeachThought Podcast Ep. 70 Assessment and Personalized Learning In Project-Based Learning

Ep. 70 Assessment and Personalized Learning In Project-Based Learning by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development This is episode 70 of the TeachThought Podcast! Drew Perkins talks with Drew Schrader from the New Tech Network about the role of assessment, rubrics, and student contracts in personalizing learning and helping to create a stronger PBL culture. Links […]

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6 Considerations For Adapting Virtual Reality In Education

6 Considerations For Adapting Virtual Reality in Education by Rene Gadelha Grow with >> TeachThought PD Tech Integration Workshops 1. The Exciting Evolution Virtual reality (VR) has the potential to evolve–and perhaps revolutionize–education as we know it. Specifically, it immerses students in their learning more than any other available medium. It blocks out both visual and […]

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Ep. 66 Teaching Like A Rebel With KY Teacher Of The Year

Ep. 66 Teaching Like A Rebel With KY Teacher Of The Year by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development This is episode 66 of the TeachThought Podcast! Drew Perkins talks with 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Ashley Lamb-Sinclair about her web app Curio, education reform thoughts, and how her Teacher of the Year […]

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