Project Based Learning
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Before the start of the school year, many of us want to use the remaining weeks of summer to learn some new skills -- such as project-based learning (PBL).
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Free materials and downloads for building rigorous projects for all grade levels. In this section, you will find materials and resources for teaching about project-based learning, whether you are conducting a two-hour session or class or can spend a day or two on the topic.
Tools for understanding the process of planning and building projects. Project-based learning, as with all lessons, requires much preparation and planning. It begins with an idea and an essential question .
A description of what teachers can accomplish in the classroom using project-based learning. PBL Is Curriculum Fueled and Standards Based Project-based learning addresses the required content standards.
The many merits of using project-based learning in the classroom. PBL Helps Students Develop Skills for Living in a Knowledge-Based, Highly Technological Society
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.
Hands-on lessons you can adapt for your PBL workshops.
When the word creativity is used, the left side of my head begins to hurt. Now why would that happen? Let's see, could be the years of exposure to right and left brain mumbo jumbo?
On April 22, a billion people around the world are expected to take part in Earth Day 2012 (1) celebrations. Among the anticipated "billion acts of green" will be scores of events for students and schools, from gardening lessons to eco-fairs to solar cooking demonstrations. It could be an ideal set-up for young people to dive deeply into problem solving and creative thinking -- but only if we trust students to figure out which problems they want to tackle.