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Project-Based Learning Workshop Activities

Project-Based Learning Workshop Activities
Now that you've established the basics of PBL, you're ready for part two. On this page, you will find a wide range of activities that will get workshop participants thinking and talking about PBL. 1. Prepare Participants for Critical Viewing of Case Study Videos Before watching a set of videos that demonstrate PBL at work, ask participants, "What questions do you have about good PBL projects that might be answered by looking carefully at a video of students working on a project?" Suggest that participants view the videos shown with particular questions in mind. 2. Choose a video from the following list to share with class participants, based on their grade level interest. After a brief small-group discussion and reflection, engage the larger group of participants in conversation about what they saw. "What steps did the students take to work on their project?"" Ask participants, "What do the experts have to say about the effectiveness of PBL activities?" 4. In the What Is PBL About? 7.

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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

Problem-Based Learning: Tips and Project Ideas EducationWorld is pleased to present this article contributed by Aimee Hosler, who specializes in education-related topics for a number of websites, including TeacherPortal.com. She holds a B.S. in Journalism from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Traditional rote learning is not working—at least not for all students. So is there a better way to engage kids? To encourage critical thinking, communication and socialization, all while reinforcing key lessons and concepts? Chances are no single model will work for every student or classroom, but some come pretty close.

Over 25 Links Uncovering Project Based Learning Resources On The Web Welcome to this first in a series of PBL Mania Posts. For the next few weeks I am celebrating Project Based Learning by hosting a webinar at Edtech Leaders Online, and by presenting a PBL session at the NICE Conference in Chicago. In this post I will introduce you to some awesome places on the web containing some of the very best PBL resources. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe to this 21centuryedtech Blog by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. You will not want to miss this series or future posts involving STEM, Flipping the Classroom, Technology Integration, Common Core, and 21st Century Skills, So Sign Up Now! As always… thanks and have a great week. – Mike Gorman (21centuryedtech)

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 Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning Voiceover: How will today’s children function in a dangerous world? What means will they use to carve the future? Will they be equipped to find the answers to tomorrow’s problems? Teacher: When you think about traditional learning you think of a student sitting in a classroom and being talked at. Teacher: Now I imagine a lot of you are still thinking... Teacher: They are supposed to be a sponge.

For this week’s Hangout, we were joined by BIE Curriculum Development Manager Gina Olabuenaga, and elementary school teachers Kelly Reseigh, who has mainly used PBL with 2nd graders, and 4th-grade teacher Kevin Armstrong to discuss how they manage the implementation of projects in their elementary school classrooms. We focused on the following Driving Question: How do we manage projects effectively in an elementary classroom? The PBL Super Highway… Over 45 Links To Great Project Based Learning Welcome to another post that I know you will want to share and bookmark. As I travel the country I constantly have teachers ask me for places to find some engaging PBL ideas! Below you will find the collection of links I have started to assemble. Enjoy and please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. I promise you will find some great information coming your way this school year…so Sign Up Now and please pass this on with a retweet!

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6 Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning Project-based learning (PBL) naturally lends itself to differentiated instruction. By design, it is student-centered, student-driven, and gives space for teachers to meet the needs of students in a variety of ways. PBL can allow for effective differentiation in assessment as well as daily management and instruction.

This is a workshop model for teachers. We could possibly use some of the activities during professional development. by jdinkins Mar 16

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