YouPD challenges forge learning communities that are supported through social learning events, competitions, and problem-based inquiry and collaboration.  Challenges are designed to inspire educators to share solutions and can ignite rich new learning relationships with colleagues pursuing common problems.

YouPD Practitioner Badges provide recognition to teachers demonstrating the requirements of a dynamic and growing set of challenge-based learning opportunities.

 

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Problem of Practice: "What tools, systems, and procedures do you use to support a "flipped" mastery learning model in your classroom?"

This challenge seeks to build an NYC-area community of problem solvers who are tinkering with and sharing solutions around the...

Problem of Practice: How do you engage students in developing deep, durable conceptual understanding through the modeling of [a key concept in science?]

In the spirit of disseminating great science teaching practice, challenge participants are asked to present, as a...

Schools and classrooms are complex, dynamic environments from an information and communications management perspective. How can we use digital tools to redesign and automate the many inefficiencies that arise from this complexity? If you had a Robot Secretary, what would you have it do? This...

Mozilla is developing curriculum, badges, and software to help people learn webmaking skills through making. At the core of this initiative is a commitment towards supporting and encouraging others to reuse our learning offerings to teach web literacy within...

Together US History Teachers from all over New York are producing short US History instructional videos on the topics covered by the the New York Regents exam. Join forces with teachers and administrators at the NYC iSchool and others in NYC to help create engaging, standards-focused videos and...

A New Visions developed challenge allowing teachers to get familiar with the use of Prezi, screencasting tools, and digital tablet pen, all essentials for producing engaging YouPD hacks, student-facing digital tutorials or hooks for student inquiry, or for allowing you to model a rich, multi-...

 

Launch your school into the 21st century!  Google Apps for Education is a powerful communication, collaboration, and productivity platform that provides free GMail, Calendars, Docs, and access to a marketplace of expanding 3rd party educational...

Let's support each other in getting Google Apps Teacher certified!

This challenge will provide people a guide for the Google Apps Teacher Certification process, a place to log their actions for recognition, track progress, and to ask questions and share discoveries.  Earn the...