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How to Create a Blended High School. Last week I visited a team planning a new high school, a team planning to reinvigorate a high school, and operators of a couple high performing networks.

How to Create a Blended High School

They were all positive about the emerging opportunities of blended learning but all had similar questions about models, platforms, and content. What is PBL? Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.

What is PBL?

In Gold Standard PBL, Essential Project Design Elements include: Key Knowledge, Understanding, and Success Skills - The project is focused on student learning goals, including standards-based content and skills such as critical thinking/problem solving, collaboration, and self-management. Challenging Problem or Question - The project is framed by a meaningful problem to solve or a question to answer, at the appropriate level of challenge. Sustained Inquiry - Students engage in a rigorous, extended process of asking questions, finding resources, and applying information.

Authenticity - The project features real-world context, tasks and tools, quality standards, or impact – or speaks to students’ personal concerns, interests, and issues in their lives. How Does Project-Based Learning Work? Tools for understanding the process of planning and building projects.

How Does Project-Based Learning Work?

Project-based learning, as with all lessons, requires much preparation and planning. Grading In A PBL Environment. Rethinking Grading In A 21st Century Project-Based Learning Environment by Terry Heick Summary: In Project-Based Learning, achievements can encourage students by clarifying complexity and rewarding nuance in performance Whether a letter or a number, any singular alphanumeric expression meant to evaluate a student’s understanding or academic performance is problematic.

Grading In A PBL Environment

In the last several years, numeric evaluations have replaced letter grades in some districts, where a student might get a 3 out of 4, rather than a B-, but this can be confusing as well. Because the letter grade is such a powerful cultural standard, learners and parents immediately take the given number and calculate a corresponding letter grade so it makes sense to them. Esim. arvioinnista. RubiStar Home. Social Bookmarking and Annotating. The driving force behind the Web 2.0 revolution is a spirit of intellectual philanthropy and collective intelligence that is made possible by new technologies for communication, collaboration and information management.

Social Bookmarking and Annotating

One of the best examples of collective intelligence in action are the wide range of social bookmarking applications that have been embraced in recent years. Social Bookmarking Overview Designed as information management tools that allow users to categorize web finds through the use of tags---keywords that allow for easy searching and grouping of content---social bookmarking applications take advantage of the wisdom of millions of users to identify resources worth exploring. In their simplest form, social bookmarking applications allow users to organize their own personal bookmarks in an online forum accessible from any computer connected to the internet. PBL Going Public. One thing that interested me most about project-based learning is the idea of student’s sharing their work with an authentic audience.

PBL Going Public

Most of the work my students have completed through the years has only been seen by me. PBL Checklist for Teachers. PBL Driving Questions. I spent last week in Napa at the first PBL World, a 5 day training by the Buck Institute for Education on Project Based Learning.

PBL Driving Questions

While I had read a lot about PBL, there is nothing like five days of learning and working to bring it to life. The national faculty from the Buck Institute were there to lead 3 day workshops, PBL 101, on the basics of what a PBL project looks like and how to begin to think about changing standard curriculum into those kinds of projects. There was also work time, so each teacher was able to test out our new understanding and ask questions when we hit a wall. Thursday and Friday were then devoted to projects around specific topics. On Thursday, I went to one on building critical thinking into project and then one on PBL in language arts on Friday.

I was particularly struck with the challenge of creating Driving Questions that serve as the focus of the project. A significant aspect of a good Driving Question is that it creates collaboration. PBL Brainstorms. I wrote the question on the board.

PBL Brainstorms

FreeBIEs apumatskuja. PBL askeleet. One of the take aways from the Curriculum Mapping Institute this past week was that it brought an upgrade to THE trusted KWL (Know, What to Know and Learned) Chart to the forefront.

PBL askeleet

It seems a no brainer…one of those things… “I should have thought about it”… So what is this upgrade all about? An “H” snuck into the Acronym! What does this “H” stand for”? Why is this an upgrade for the 21st century? I started out by searching Google, which immediately wanted to correct my search term and showed me the traditional “KWL chart” results. The top search results turned out mostly downloadable files for templates, which was quiet interesting as there were several explanations in these tutorials what the “H” could stand for: HOW can we find the answers to these questions? In direct relation to our quest to bring Information literacy in the 21st century to our teachers and students, the “HOW will we find the information” sticks out right away for me. Related 12. Kriterien für den Projektunterricht. Praxistipps Bildquelle: flickr-User Quartier Zukunft [CC by-nc-sa] Der Boom der Projektarbeit in Schule und Unterricht ist ungebrochen, da Kompetenzen erlernt und angewendet werden, die über das fachliche Hinausgehen und in der Berufswelt willkommen sind.

Kriterien für den Projektunterricht

Wie funktioniert Projektarbeit? Was versteht man unter einem Projekt? Ein Beitrag vom Experten Dr. Die völlige Neugestaltung dieses Beitrags vom 12.06.2004 wurde von Dr. Klar ist auf jeden Fall, was keine Projektarbeit ist: normale Gruppenarbeit. Damit aus einer Gruppenarbeit tatsächliche Projektarbeit wird, sind einige grundlegende Merkmale erforderlich: Ausgangspunkt muss ein Problem sein, möglichst ein reales, das die Projektgruppe lösen soll (Organisation einer Schulveranstaltung, Erstellen eines Marketingkonzeptes für einen Fahrschule, Suchen einer Lehrstelle für einen arbeitslosen Jugendlichen etc.) Difference Between Projects and PBL. PBL and Languages. Editor's Note: Today's guest blogger is Don Doehla, French teacher and instructional coach at Vintage High School in Napa, California. Don recently stepped up to become the new facilitator of our World Languages group. PBL Our Need to Know.

Real world project. In a week from today, I will start my second teaching assignment at Queen’s School of Business: Integrated Marketing Communications. Hey, I am excited, its going to be a lot of fun! Communications is an interesting course, no doubt, but that’s not the main reason for why I am looking forward to the next couple of weeks and months. The main reason is that I am the only instructor of this course (two sections).