Project Based Assessment How to Study Help students learn to study well. We offer a number of great resources. View Study Skills Graphic Organizers Helping Shy Students All teachers have had shy students in their classroom. These children are the ones who keep to themselves and quietly complete their work, often hiding from the attention of the teacher or their classmates. However, some of these children are not just shy or quiet but may have social anxiety disorder. Innovative Teaching Showcase 2001-02: Authentic Learning by Ann Carlson Curriculum and Program Developer Office of the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education By definition, the term "authentic learning" means learning that uses real-world problems and projects and that allow students to explore and discuss these problems in ways that are relevant to them. This approach differs greatly from the traditional "lecture" class, where professors give students facts and other content that students then must memorize and repeat on tests. In Marc Richards' class, for example, students must not only connect post-Civil War history to current events and their own lives, they must also help teach the class and are encouraged to give their own views on historical events.
Rubrics for Assessment A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, group work/cooperative learning, concept map, research process/ report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects. Quick Links to Rubrics Social Media Project Rubrics A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning At TeachThought, we’re huge fans of project-based learning. While there is no magic bullet of practice, program, or framework that automatically produces progressive and effective learning, what makes project-based learning exceptional is its flexibility. As it is, first and foremost, simply a curriculum planning tool, so much other “good stuff” that can support learning (game-based learning, learning simulations, place-based education, self-directed learning, etc.) can all be “embedded” in project-based learning.
High Tech High - Project Based Learning Assessment can be very tricky in Project-Based Learning (PBL). In traditional programs, projects are often assigned and assessed only at the end of a unit, with the end product representing 100 percent of the project grade. Team members may either divide points or receive the same grade. We have to ask ourselves, "Why do we assess only the final product?" Johns Hopkins University: New Horizons for Learning Welcome to New Horizons for Learning - a leading web resource for identifying and communicating successful strategies for educational practice. The Johns Hopkins School of Education does not vet or endorse any information contained on the New Horizons website. Information posted on New Horizons prior to January 1, 2014 can be repurposed as long as the repurposing party provides attribution to the original author of the material being used. Information posted on New Horizons after January 1, 2014 is considered open access information and can be repurposed without attribution to the original author.
What Do We Mean by Authentic Learning? CC licensed photo shared by Flickr user horizontal.integration It’s action research time for my Professional Learning Practice cohort, and through our project design we hope to engage our students in relevant, connected, and authentic learning experiences. After presenting the specifics of our project ideas to the cohort, the always-supportive Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach offered constructive criticism and ideas for refinement, and perhaps most importantly, she asked us to define authentic learning. What is authentic learning?
Common Core Curriculum Maps Common Core’s ELA Maps have been in use by teachers for over two years. During this time, the non-profit organization has established an unparalleled reputation for creating high-quality, low-cost curriculum tools based on the Common Core State Standards. Our Common Core Curriculum Maps, released in August 2010, were the first new, CCSS-based curriculum tools to come out after the standards were finalized. Written by teachers for teachers, our ELA Maps are detailed guides for creating CCSS-aligned lessons that delve deeply into key core knowledge content and utilize the best and most important literary and informational texts. These carefully crafted maps include all of the new standards. 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! – Mike Gorman (
Making Performance-Based Learning Work Imagine having to fly in a twin-engine airplane to visit one of your schools. Average round-trip price: $2,500. But, there is no other way, and worse yet, weather frequently interferes. "Sometimes, you have to turn around," says Bob Crumley. "It actually has gotten a lot better.