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What is PBL?

What is PBL?
To help teachers do PBL well, we created a comprehensive, research-based model for PBL — a "gold standard" to help teachers, schools, and organizations to measure, calibrate, and improve their practice. In Gold Standard PBL, projects are focused on student learning goals and include Essential Project Design Elements:

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THE SEVEN STEPS OF PBL IMPLEMENTATION: TUTOR'S MANUAL Blueprints In Health Profession Education Series |PBL Tutor's Manual4 Introduction Problem-BasedLearning(PBL)isaneducationalstrategyintroducedatMcMasterUniversity,Canadain1969.PBLstrategyusespatient'sproblemtomotivatestudentslearning. Ideas And Inspiration For The K-12 Community - K-12 Instructional Resource Center K-12 Internet Resource Center Welcome entrsekt reader. Thank you for visiting K12IRC.org. We hope you find the K-12 Internet Resource Center to be a valuable resource that you will come back to often. Ideas And Inspiration For The K-12 Community K12IRC.org is an entirely free & independent resource, cataloging over 2,300 web and video resources for the K-12 community. 5 Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning Five Keys Video Series See Edutopia's core strategies in action with our Five Keys video series. Take a deeper look at each strategy as we share the nuts and bolts of program implementation, give voice to examples from schools around the country, and illuminate the research behind the practices. VIDEO: Establishing Real-World Connections in Projects (Keys to PBL Series Part 1) Students are more engaged when learning relates directly to the world they live in. See how to extend your projects beyond classroom walls. VIDEO: Building Rigorous Projects That Are Core to Learning (Keys to PBL Series Part 2) Project-based learning doesn't mean leaving standards behind.

30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers Editor’s Note: We often look at the qualities and characteristics of good teaching and learning, including the recent following pieces: How A Good Teacher Becomes Great What You Owe Your Students Ten Secrets To Surviving As A Teacher The Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment How To Be A Mediocre Teacher Designing a School Makerspace Makerspaces, STEAM labs and fab labs are popping up in schools across the country. Makerspaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering. A makerspace is not solely a science lab, woodshop, computer lab or art room, but it may contain elements found in all of these familiar spaces. Therefore, it must be designed to accommodate a wide range of activities, tools and materials. Diversity and cross-pollination of activities are critical to the design, making and exploration process, and they are what set makerspaces and STEAM labs apart from single-use spaces. A possible range of activities might include:

On-the-Spot Support: Using the Scaffolding Technique in Your Teaching Approach When you think about scaffolds, you probably visualize the structures used during construction to support workers and materials. Scaffolded instruction is very similar, in that the teacher applies educational techniques to support the thought processes of the student. Teachers break lessons into smaller pieces and provide assistance to allow the student to master the material. Scaffolding offers an approach that is ideal for dissecting complicated material. HQPBL Update: Less Than One Year To Go! Here at BIE, we have focused our attention and support exclusively on Project Based Learning for 20 years. And in that time we have created and honed a framework for defining what great PBL looks like, which we currently call Gold Standard PBL. But over recent years, as interest in and demand for PBL has skyrocketed in classrooms and schools around the nation and world, more and more amazing educators and experts are bringing PBL into their practice.

Pixie - Creativity software to engage young minds Pixie is exciting creativity software students can use to share ideas, imagination, and understanding through a combination of text, original artwork, voice narration, and images. Creating with technology appeals to diverse learners, and encourages thinking, creativity, and communication skills. Project work with Pixie engages students in the curriculum and helps you meet the goals of your curriculum. Have Chromebooks? Check out Wixie Gold Standard PBL: Essential Project Design Elements Adapted from Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning: A Proven Approach to Rigorous Classroom Instruction, by John Larmer, John Mergendoller, Suzie Boss (ASCD 2015). This post is also available as a downloadable article. It’s encouraging that Project Based Learning is becoming popular, but popularity can bring problems. Here at the Buck Institute for Education, we’re concerned that the recent upsurge of interest in PBL will lead to wide variation in the quality of project design and classroom implementation. If done well, PBL yields great results. But if PBL is not done well, two problems are likely to arise.

Makerspaces: On Scanning the Road & Gently Easing the Brakes As school librarians, we are driven by our mission and our vision, by our national standards, by the needs and interests of our communities, and to some degree, by our own talents, passions and dispositions. We are all about inspiring learners to think, create, share and grow. We are all about becoming empowered leaders who transform teaching and learning. But, there is NOT just one right way to do library. And there is not one right way to inspire creative culture. And, while there are so many wonderful ways to inspire authentic, hands-on learning by doing, some of us feel a very strong pressure to radically transform already effective programs and spaces for a prescribed and limited vision of making.

A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math by Terry Heick This is part 1 in a 3 part “Return To The Classroom” series, so-named because we, somehow, loathe the phrase “Back to School.” 3 Lessons From Teaching Our First PBL Unit After attending the Buck Institute for Education’s PBL 101, we embarked on our first Project Based Learning (PBL) unit. At the workshop we learned that if you are just “doing a project,” don’t call it PBL. So one of our goals was to make it gold standard instead of just implementing a cool project. In many ways the results of our PBL unit exceeded our expectations. Our PBL unit focused on exploring the driving question, “How did the floods in South Carolina in October of 2015 affect the human and physical geography?”

(Rethinking) Makerspaces Kids have always made in my library. We encouraged digital and visual and dramatic and rhetorical creativity before, during, and after school. But for a while, I’ve questioned the value of using already heavily used real estate to randomly carve out space for a 3D printer, electronics stations and sewing machines. I had my doubts about the makerspace movement in school libraries. A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to chat with Amos Blanton, project manager of the Scratch online community, and a member of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT Media Lab.

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