We Were Wrong: A Lesson on Early Grades 21st Century Learning

(This post first appeared at Partnership for 21st Century Learning.org)

Driving Question: How early does equal access to 21st century learning start?

Rehearsals complete. Doors open. A packed room of guests in their seats. It was time for the big performance. The kindergarten class at Katherine Smith School had just completed its first project of the year, and it was exhibition night. In groups of five, kindergartners stood up and orally shared a portion of the findings from a recent project called "Stray, Stray, Go Away."

Over the course of the prior months, these kindergartners involved in project-based learning dove into a local problem. The driving question was "How can we prevent stray animals in our community?"