Best Practices for STEM Project-Based Learning and Service Learning: An EarthEcho Model – Philippe Cousteau


You may recognize award-winning television host, producer, author, speaker, philanthropist, and social entrepreneur Philippe Cousteau due to his famous grandfather, Jacques Cousteau. However, Philippe is also the founder of EarthEcho International, a leading environmental education organization that is committed to creating a whole new generation of motivated, environmentally responsible citizens.

We caught up with Philippe to discuss his important work in environmental science and STEM education. Philippe shared with us his best practices for implementing Project-Based Learning and Service Learning in the STEM classroom:

  1. Define the essential question or problem to be solved.
  2. Align the problem or question with the appropriate curriculum, and scope and sequence in the classroom.
  3. Let students drive the question or problem and solution to insure learning applies to THEM, addresses issues they care about, and connects to the real world.

Watch the full recorded webinar with Philippe Cousteau to learn more.

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