Talking About Text Structure in the PBL Classroom Project-based learning is often associated with STEM learning, but PBL is a powerful context for literacy learning as well. Many research-supported practices for developing literacy can be seamlessly embedded into projects. A meaningful and engaging context, as in PBL, can make instruction in research-supported practices even more effective (Guthrie et al., 2004; Guthrie et al., 2008). Strong readers pay more attention than weaker readers to how texts are structured or organized. 1:1 - The Student Perspective at Leyden High Schools This is the fifth and final post in the guest blog series on 1:1 at Leyden High Schools. By Jason Markey, East Leyden High School Principal The student perspectives below are from Justyna Chojnowski, Amina Patel, and Joaquin Cardenas at East Leyden High School. For a greater perspective on our 1:1 initiative please see our past four guest posts: When Scott McLeod and I first discussed this series, the first four posts seemed obvious.
PBL + Edmodo = Awesome Tagged with: Bianca HewesFeatured BloggerPBL Friday with Bianca! I find myself sitting in a lecture by philosopher David Chalmers (it’s titled ‘The Singularity: A Philosophical Analysis’) and realise that once again I am behind in writing my weekly post for edmodo – where do the hours go?! Project Planner Start planning your next PBL project with confidence, using this step-by-step form as your guide. Why is a project planner important? When you’re ready to design a project for your classroom, it’s helpful to have a framework to capture your ideas and organize your plans. A Gold Standard PBL unit has a lot of pieces to plan: your goals for student learning, entry event and driving question, major product(s) students will create, daily lessons, and more.
Projects As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. Parents - For supporting the use of technology not only as an instrument of learning, but as a means of creating knowledge.
Scaffolding the PBL Shift I remember my first year teaching freshmen Global Studies at a brand new Project Based Learning school. I was so excited to allow students to pursue their own paths in student centered learning. I gave them open-ended topics like imperialism to pursue with little guidelines and no rubrics. I thought the students could research and figure out what interested them and what was important all on their own. Chromebooks 101: A Guide to Chromebook Success by Vicki Davis Chromebooks are a fantastic new tool being used by many schools with robust wireless networks and a vision for twenty-first-century learning. Remember: Focus on what you wish to do. The technology should help you accomplish your goals and is not a goal in and of itself. The goal is always to improve student learning. You can make a strong start with the following tips.
Project-Based Learning Made Easy "Project-based learning is great but it is too hard for teachers to do well." I have heard this belief stated more times than I can count. Is PBL really so difficult that only a select number of masterful teachers, innovative schools, and dynamic school leaders can pull off high quality projects? I don't think so. In the service of inspiring educators to embrace a performance-based approach to teaching, learning and assessment by highlighting great projects, I am worried that we actually dissuade teachers and leaders from using this approach.
STEM MI Champions: Leading Project-Based Learning / PBL Gallery Home | Getting Started | Modules | Resources | About Us View the work of teachers who developed and implemented PBL units/mini-units. Feel free to download and use the PBL as a template for your work with students.