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Problem Based Learning Activities

Problem Based Learning Activities
Constitution Day projects & Essays resources es/ms/hs Actively seek out alternative information ADA - assessment and action project Alternative Energy Sources and Conservation Attendance Improvement Campaign Benjamin Franklin Extraordinary Biodiversity Exploration Investigation ms/hs Birds - examine status of local species Bird Species List for FeederWatch - make one Biomes - learn about biomes as you select a new home Bloggez- vous? Bonus Army treatment and veterans today Bridges or earmarks what is the national priority? Cars - Event recording device - privacy, safety & justice Charity begins at Home Civil Rights - What are yours? Clean Coal Technology fact or fiction Club or School Presentation Project Collaboration Online and Social Networking - Web 2.0 Collaboration online and Social Networking - using it to do work Colonial American PowerPoint project ppt download Community's History through its names Community Green Infrastructure Project Competition of Birds on Wade Island - updated 3/2013

Learning theories in practice/Project-Based Language Learning Introduction[edit] In the first section, a literature review on project-based learning (PjBL) is presented, including a definition, theoretical foundations, features, implementing steps, and a list of benefits as well as disadvantages, to provide a basic foundation for understanding how PjBL is used in language learning. In this section of the chapter, I refer to project-based language learning (PjBLL). Not only is the basic concept of PjBLL discussed and elaborated upon, but also it's implementation as well as effectiveness. Scenario 1 In Ms. In the middle of the semester, Ms. What makes Jonathon change his attitude toward learning English? I. 1.A Definition of PjBL[edit] Project-based learning and problem-based learning are two similar terms. In Project-Based Learning, students have a great deal of control of the project they will work on and what they will do in the project. There are numerous definitions of PjBL. 2.Theoretical Foundations of PjBL[edit] Jean Piaget Lev Vygotsky 1)Centrality

School Attendance Campaign - PBL An article in yesterday's newspaper was shocking. Twenty percent of the kids who enter the 9th grade, in your school district, drop out before graduating. US High School Dropout Rate. | High School Drop-out Rates Rise Education and income | Occupation Outlook Quarterly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics On the other hand - Student's perfect attendance results in a new car Everyone agrees that something must be done to improve attendance and reduce the dropout rate. What is an "OK" number of days to miss school in a week? Take Action - develop a program to improve attendance. Your campaign must state the problem. Resources: Only action produces change. - Basic Social Marketing - Marketing Lite Writing to persuade | Program buy in Your America: Take action resources What Matters for Staying On-Track and Graduating in Chicago Public Schools?

CAELA: ESL Resources: Digests Donna Moss, Arlington (VA) Education and Employment Program (REEP) Carol Van Duzer, National Center for ESL Literacy Education December 1998 Project-based learning is an instructional approach that contextualizes learning by presenting learners with problems to solve or products to develop. For example, learners may research adult education resources in their community and create a handbook to share with other language learners in their program, or they might interview local employers and then create a bar graph mapping the employers, responses to questions about qualities they look for in employees. This digest provides a rationale for using project-based learning with adult English language learners, describes the process, and gives examples of how the staff of an adult English as a second language (ESL) program have used project-based learning with their adult learners at varying levels of English proficiency. Rationale for Project-based Learning The Process of Project-based Work U.S.

America's mood - Examine and Comment What should be America's Mood? What is yours? Read Adrian Woolridge's Opinion piece: Unhappy America, The Economist. July 2008. Watch the interview on CSPAN Washington Journal - Adrian Woolridge The Economist, Washington Bureau Chief, July 28, 2008. Staggering US Debt Could Hit Us In The Long Run, The Tampa Tribune 7/29/2008 Evaluate: What are the issues the author cites for why America is feeling negative? Investigate: How are these issues impacting your state? Is income rising? Are these issues impacting your community? Respond to the author: I'm feeling optimistic because ... or I'm feeling pessimistic because ... As Individuals: CBS News - Who's Happier, Women Or Men? Your America: Take action resources Other Projects: What should be the Nation's priority? Earmarks | Bridges or Earmarks | Government Travel | Global Warming Bonus Army treatment and Veterans benefits today | Community Development , Symbol, or . Proof your responses. Make Your Own Printed answer sheet.

A Look at the Environment in Your Own Backyard In 2010, a second-grade class in Colorado took part in a Smithsonian online conference on environmental issues. One session was on the exploding population of deer in the United States, a subject that really hit home. Their town of about nine thousand had been overrun in the last few years by hundreds of mule deer. The conference was one in a series that challenged students not only to learn about the environment, but also to take action to improve it. After researching the larger issue of deer populations and environmental change, the second-graders began looking for ways to educate the rest of the town and to offer possible local solutions. In this issue of Smithsonian in Your Classroom, we tell their story in the hope that it will inspire you and your class to take on your own environmental challenge.

Scientific Studies: Scientific Method Learning about the scientific method is almost like saying that you are learning how to learn. The scientific method is a process used by scientists to study the world around them. It can also be used to test whether any statement is accurate. You can use the scientific method to study a leaf, a dog, an ocean, or the entire Universe. We all have questions about the world. Just about everything starts with a question. So you've got a scientist. As more questions are asked, scientists build a foundation of answers. The whole process allows the world to advance, evolve, and grow. Experimental evidence is used to confirm the answers in science. Scientists start with general observations and then make a hypothesis. Once you have a scientific hypothesis, the fun can begin. It is very important that the experiment is objective. So what about that first hypothesis? There are different terms used to describe scientific ideas based on the amount of confirmed experimental evidence.

Life in a 21st-Century English Class Teaching Strategies Creating a Common Craft-style video is part of the classroom assignment. By Shelley Wright I teach in an inquiry, project-based, technology embedded classroom. A mouthful, I know. So what does that mean? It means my classroom is a place where my students spend time piecing together what they have learned, critically evaluating its larger purpose, and reflecting on their own learning. Finally, technology is embedded into the structure of all we do. In my English classroom, this looks a lot different than in my biology and chemistry classrooms (which you can read about here). My curriculum states that I need to develop skills in 5 areas: reading, writing, viewing and representing, listening and speaking. Whenever we begin a new inquiry unit, research is always involved. After researching, we come back together to discuss what needs to happen next. This semester, we’ve chosen to create a social media campaign to raise awareness around modern slavery. Here’s one example:

Museum Box Homepage Project-based learning Project-based learning (PBL) is considered an alternative to paper-based, rote memorization, teacher-led classrooms. Proponents of project-based learning cite numerous benefits to the implementation of these strategies in the classroom including a greater depth of understanding of concepts, broader knowledge base, improved communication and interpersonal/social skills, enhanced leadership skills, increased creativity, and improved writing skills. John Dewey initially promoted the idea of "learning by doing." John Dewey, 1902 Markham (2011) describes project-based learning (PBL) as: " PBL integrates knowing and doing. Students learn knowledge and elements of the core curriculum, but also apply what they know to solve authentic problems and produce results that matter. Project-based learning has been associated with the "situated learning" perspective of James G. Structure[edit] Elements[edit] Comprehensive Project-based Learning: Examples[edit] Roles[edit] PBL relies on learning groups.

Collaborative project-based learning and problem-based learning in higher education: a consideration of tutor and student roles in learner-focused strategies Printer friendly version in PDF KEYWORDS: Collaborative Project-based Learning, Problem-based Learning, Facilitation. Introduction The aim of this chapter is twofold. Section One explores what is meant by group learning. Definitions of the two learner-focused strategies will be provided in specific contexts within higher education. Section Two details each strategy under the key headings: the role of tutor and students. Group Learning Lecturing is without doubt effective for transmitting information but if we wish to develop thinking skills, problem solving abilities and lifelong learning skills a more student-centered approach must be taken. Definitions Project-Based Learning is an individual or group activity that goes on over a period of time, resulting in a product, presentation, or performance. Problem-based learning is both a curriculum and a process. As defined in the literature, project-based learning and problem-based learning share several characteristics. Role of the Tutor in CPBL

Virtual School House/Projects/the Bridge Project/Story Page 2 The process of constructing the bridges required meticulous work by a team of students--who only had pasta to work with! The Bridge Model The second component of the Bridge Project was the construction of a bridge model. Students organized themselves into groups of three or four. Ms. Each group operated as a company and was required to create a company name and logo, and develop a plan for the bridge including scaled drawings, estimation of materials, estimated cost of construction, and a timetable for construction. Choosing a GroupModel BuildingBridge ProposalsProposal Rubric you will need Adobe Acrobat, need help?

ORC On > 3-5 Students in grades 3–5 may be interested in exploring some foundational information about earthquakes and tsunamis, changes in the Earth's surface brought about by fault activity, or interesting and unusual bits of information about earthquakes. They may also be interested in discovering more about Japan's physical and cultural geography or in learning how to protect people and property during a natural disaster. Tremor Troop: Earthquakes—A Teacher's Package for K–6. Download this PDF file for a complete unit on earthquakes. Online Coloring. K–6 Tsunami Curriculum. The Quake-Catcher Network.