# Project Based Learning

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Stella C.S. Porto Part II, Defining Rubrics and their Benefits Transcript of Video, with PPT images Graduate School Faculty Meeting February 28, 2004 University of Maryland University College Here is a definition of rubrics. First of all, rubrics are performance-based assessments that evaluate student performance. So, rubrics are used for a given task, it’s not about the students, but about that task. For rubrics you use specific criteria as a basis for evaluating students’ performance. In any rubric, what we do is describe several levels of proficiency.

I have examples here [of a holistic and an analytical rubric — not my own]. (Click image for larger view of slide, then select your browser Back button to return to this page.) This is an example of holistic scoring guide — the topic here is mathematical equations. When you start having multiple things that you’re looking at in the same product, usually the analytical way will work best.

(These are not mine... S PBLNetwork. Project-Based Learning and Common Core Standards. The first question about Common Core State Standards, What will they look like?

, has been answered. The answer is: Very different. The internationally benchmarked standards will emphasize creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, presentation and demonstration, problem solving, research and inquiry, and career readiness. The second, more challenging question is, How will we teach these new standards? For several years, the winds of change have been howling in one direction, pointing educators toward greater focus on depth rather than coverage, thinking rather than memorizing or listing, and demonstrating and performing rather than "hand it in and grade it.

" States and professional development organizations recognize that the kind of transformative professional preparation necessary to meet the challenge of teaching the new standards is not yet in place. First, I refer to high-quality PBL, as outlined in a recent post. The Six Moving Parts Moving from instruction to inquiry. The Power of Project Learning. By Wayne D'Orio Here’s a riddle: Imagine there is a learning technique proven effective through 100 years of use that is now enhanced by the power of today’s technology.

Imagine it can excite learners to continue their work well past the parameters of the school day. What is it, and would every school in the country do it? Evidence that PBL Works. Many of us out there know that project-based learning (PBL) inspires students to understand core content knowledge more deeply and gain key skills for success in college and career.

Many of us have also directly contributed to results for students on state tests, college-going, and college persistence metrics. In addition, we know from surveys and focus groups that most of our students are engaged and excited about learning; however, until now, we did not have a rigorous experimental design study approved by the United States Department of Education. The Data Here's some exciting news: the Regional Education Laboratory West (REL West), just released a report called: Effects of Problem Based Economics on High School Economics Instruction.

Designed as an in-school, randomized controlled trial that tested the effectiveness of a problem-based economics (PBE) curriculum developed by the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) on student learning and problem solving skills. From the BIE website: Project-Based Learning. PowerPoint Presentation - Project-Based Learning. Project-Based Learning Professional Development Guide.

An overview of the Edutopia professional development guide for teaching how to use project-based learning in the classroom.

Edutopia.org's Project-Based Learning professional development guide can be used for a two- to three-hour session, or expanded for a one- to two-day workshop, and is divided into two parts. Part one is a guided process, designed to give participants a brief introduction to project-based learning (PBL), and answers the questions "Why is PBL important? ", "What is PBL about? ", and "How does PBL work? " Part two assigns readings and activities for experiential PBL. Students Follow the Butterflies' Migration: Teacher Frances Koontz shows students a symbolic butterfly sent from children in Mexico. The Resources for PBL page includes a PowerPoint presentation (including presenter notes), which can be shown directly from the website or downloaded for use as a stand-alone slide show, and sample session schedules.

Continue to the next section of the guide, Why Is PBL Important?