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Gliffy Diagram | Course Design Framework. • Develop learning strategy: • Remix/reuse/develop course content or accommodate student-generated • Create, outline & describe activities to guide students to apply content • Develop/select assessment methods aligning with course goals, purpose • Identify standards & methods for course evaluation • Gather feedback from varied sources: quantitative and qualitative • Analyze feedback • Consider external factors • Compare outcomes to institution's quality metrics and quality standards • Redesign: revisit phase I and/or II • Conduct pilot with sample target learner group • Conduct formative evaluation • Revise: add/eliminate/modify • Implement • Conduct summative and formative evaluation • Analyze learning need or problem • Determine purpose • Analyze potential/target learners: skill level, motivation, background, access • Identify learning approach: instructivist, constructivist, connectivist • Identify learning goals • Analyze delivery modalities, ed-tech tools, content sources in context of learning goals.

Welcome. Session 2. Day 1 Powerpoint. Day 1 - Introduction to Project Based Learning. Day 1 - The Difference Between Projects and Project-based Learning. Day 1 - Entry Event ideas. Entry Event Resources There are a variety of ways to launch your PBL unit. Most of all you want the entry event to create excitement in your classroom. The use of video clips, simulations, field trips, guest speakers, and learning games help to engage students and create a desire to venture deeper into the subject matter of your PBL unit. Remember, the entry event should take place on the first day of your unit and it generally takes one class period or less. Let your students enjoy the activity and leave class that day feeling energized and excited about the next step of the project.

Resources: Entry Event Possibilities: Video Clips: Websites such as YouTube offer a wide variety of video clips that can be utilized in the classroom. Simulation/Activity: There are numerous web-based simulations on a variety of topics. Here is a link to Interactive Science Websites: Day 1 - TWFP Project Timeline on Day 2 - Student Handouts. Day 2 - Teacher Tools for the Critical Skills Classroom. Tools for the Critical Skills Classroom is a supplemental resource for teachers, designed to be used in association with the Level I and II Critical Skills Coaching Kit.

ACSR is pleased to offer this set of resources for the classroom to support student work and teacher facilitation free of charge. The tools are designed to be copied and used. You will find few specific directions for how to use individual tools because they are designed to allow you to interpret and apply them in ways that fit your unique environment. There are three types of tools included here: Student tools guide students through processes such as problem solving, decision making, and collaboration. It provides a vehicle for creating evidence of their thoughts and actions.

Assessment tools illustrate a variety of ways to effectively use quality criteria as a foundation for giving rich feedback to students and for engaging them in an assessment dialog. Download our:

Day 2 - Graphic Organizers to support Collaboration

Day 2 - Culminating Events // Showtime. Day 2 - Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning. Project-based learning (PBL) demands excellent assessment practices to ensure that all learners are supported in the learning process. With good assessment practices, PBL can create a culture of excellence for all students and ensure deeper learning for all. We’ve compiled some of the best resources from Edutopia and the web to support your use of assessment in PBL, including information about strategies, advice on how to address the demands of standardized tests, and summaries of the research. PBL Assessment Foundations 10 Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning (Edutopia, 2011) This comprehensive guide from Edutopia goes over many best practices for assessment, including authentic products, good feedback, formative assessment, and digital tools. Teachers can use this as a professional learning tool and primer for PBL Assessment. Back to Top PBL and Formative Assessment Practices PBL and Standardized Tests PBL Assessment Research.

Home-Play - Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning. Voiceover: How will today’s children function in a dangerous world? What means will they use to carve the future? Will they be equipped to find the answers to tomorrow’s problems? Teacher: When you think about traditional learning you think of a student sitting in a classroom and being talked at. Teacher: Now I imagine a lot of you are still thinking... Teacher: They are supposed to be a sponge. Peggy Ertmer: So there are a lot of different ways to approach PBL, a lot of different ways to implement it, but really it all boils down to five essential keys: real-world connection, core to learning, structured collaboration, student driven, and multifaceted assessment.

Student: One of the problems in the ocean is that with the higher amount of CO2 calcifying organisms are decreasing and we’re testing to see how well life in the ocean lives without calcifying organisms. Student: --four by eight feet. Peggy Ertmer: So the second commonality is the PBL unit provides academic rigor. Student: Yes. Home Play - Managing Your Project. For this week’s Hangout, we were joined by Matt Baer, Dean of Students at Riley Street Middle School in Hudsonville, Michigan, Alicia Peletz, Instructional Coach at Rochester Career Mentoring Charter School, a high school in New York, and Katrina Martinez, Director of the K-8 Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy in Dallas, Texas. We focused on the following Driving Question: “How can you manage the day-to-day work of students and teams during a project?” Here were some of the highlights: Question 1: How do you prepare students for PBL? Our guests talked about building a culture that supports PBL.

They mentioned orientation meetings to explain PBL to students, the use of team-builders, and emphasized the importance of creating relationships between teachers and students. Question 2: How do you launch a project? For Entry Events, our guests explained how they’ve used guest speakers, video clips, and field experiences (such as a Renaissance-themed scavenger hunt in the city of Rochester). Secondary Rubrics. Project Management Skills Map Final. Easing the Pain of Student Collaboration | Deeper Learning. One of the most valued skills employers are looking for in an employee is the ability to collaborate. This doesn’t just mean being “nice,” it means being able to be part of a productive and efficient team that gets the job done. And while a significant amount of adult time is devoted to teaching very young kids the basics of playing well with others, as students enter into middle and high school, little attention is given to developing a student’s ability to collaborate.

At the same time, every teacher has experienced the pain that comes with student collaboration. Get started with these sample contracts from New Tech Network, and watch the video below to learn more about team contracts. Grades 9-12 / All Subjects / Pbl Please enable Javascript to watch this video A huge benefit to structuring collaboration is that peer pressure begins to work in your favor. 1. Most kids don’t know how to effectively collaborate. 2. 3. Be sure to have a balance of both individual and group tasks. 4. Who Wants to Know? Use Student Questions to Drive Learning. Martin Luther King, Jr. considered this to be life's most persistent and urgent question: "What are you doing for others? " As we approach the holiday that honors his legacy, here's another question worth pondering: How many of your students know how to ask persistent and urgent questions of their own?

Knowing how to formulate a good question -- and having the courage to ask it -- is a skill with profound social justice implications. Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana, founders of the Right Question Institute, first became interested in questioning techniques when they were working with parents in a low-income community. Parents told them they didn't participate in their children's education because they didn't know what to ask. That was more than 20 years ago. By now, Rothstein and Santana have taught question-formulation techniques everywhere from homeless shelters to adult literacy classes to community health centers. Ask as many questions as you can. Online Survey Software | Qualtrics Survey Solutions. Crafting Questions That Drive Projects. Which comes first, the driving question or the learning goals? I think it depends. The most successful projects feed off of students’ passions.

Don’t be afraid to tap into them. Take what they are interested in and find a way to connect that interest to learning standards. In my first year of teaching, my fifth graders were obsessed with SpongeBob Squarepants. They would enter the classroom each morning talking about the cartoon and its characters. They would mention SpongeBob any chance they got during class.

What adventures would SpongeBob have during the Great Depression? So, to develop a driving question, you can use students' interest as a starting point and then creatively connect learning standards. Some of the learning aims my school had for students in math were working with decimals and graphing data. So, you can start with a topic or you start with learning standards to develop a driving question. Project-Based Learning Lesson Plans | Project-Based Learning Explained. Churchill’s 5 Elements for Persuasive Speaking. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, famed British Prime Minister during World War II, was not only a noted statesman, but also a gifted student of oration and history. Churchill wrote numerous pieces on history, the English language, and how to develop the skills necessary to develop a mastery of rhetoric. So gifted was Churchill that he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953: “…for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values.”

Churchill was a life long student of the study of rhetoric and the art of public speaking. He was so talented that phrases and imagery that he used last to this day. But long before Churchill was Prime Minister, before politics and war, Churchill wrote out what he believed the 5 principle elements of effective persuasive speaking in an unpublished essay entitled: “The Scaffolding of Rhetoric” in 1897. I. Selection of language is of paramount importance. II. III. IV. V. A Student's Journey Through Project Based Learning | Arizona Project WET. Assess Student Project Work. Techniques to evaluate progress and ensure success Project work challenges students to think beyond the boundaries of the classroom, helping them develop the skills, behaviors, and confidence necessary for success in the 21st-century.

Designing learning environments that help students question, analyze, evaluate, and extrapolate their plans, conclusions, and ideas, leading them to higher–order thinking, requires feedback and evaluation that goes beyond a letter or number grade. The term “authentic assessment” is used to describe assessment that evaluates content knowledge as well as additional skills like creativity, collaboration, problem-solving, and innovation. Authentic assessment documents the learning that occurs during the project-building process and considers the real-world skills of collaboration, problem solving, decision making, and communication. Developing Assessment As you design the project, it is helpful to begin with the end in mind. Questions for Students Conclusion. Creating a High-Quality Launch for Your PBL Event | LifePractice Learning. One of the trickier components of creating a high-quality PBL experience for your learners is the launch of the project; that period of time where the students are introduced to the question or the challenge they are to face and creating the situation that makes them instantly want to dig have to know more…to solve the problem.

The launch (or hook) may be one of the most crucial points of a project because no matter how cleverly a driving question is designed, no matter how well the rest of the project is planned, a launch event can potentially be the make-or-break moment before the project ever leaves the launch pad. A perfect launch can send the project spiraling into perfect orbit, while a poor launch can sputter, fizzle, and never achieve learner lift-off. Doomsday 1 LifePracticePBL recipe card This is especially true in a classroom where the learners are new to PBL. The project has to grab them in order to get them motivated and engaged in digging deeply into the content. Project-Based Learning: Why and How? EducationWorld is pleased to present this article by Aimee Hosler, an contributor and mother of two who writes about education and workplace news and trends.

She holds a B.S. in journalism from California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo. "Learn by doing. " This is the type of experience that great teachers strive to facilitate for students. Many educators have heard about, or maybe even witnessed, how project-based learning (PBL) can engage a broader range of learners and promote workplace skills. PBL is an instructional strategy in which students work cooperatively over time to create a product, presentation or performance. Two essential components are (1) an engaging and motivating question and (2) a product that meaningfully addresses that qu estion. Despite the buzz PBL has generated in academic journals and at teaching conferences, most modern classrooms still rely on teacher-led, paper-based learning.

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