Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based LearningVoiceover: 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. Peggy Ertmer: So there are a lot of different ways to approach PBL, a lot of different ways to implement it, but really it all boils down to five essential keys: real-world connection, core to learning, structured collaboration, student driven, and multifaceted assessment. Student: One of the problems in the ocean is that with the higher amount of CO2 calcifying organisms are decreasing and we’re testing to see how well life in the ocean lives without calcifying organisms. Student: --four by eight feet. Peggy Ertmer: So the second commonality is the PBL unit provides academic rigor. Student: Yes.
Aprendizaje basado en proyectos (ABP)Project-Based Learning Research Review: Best Practices Across DisciplinesEducators often want to know how they can use PBL in their individual classroom. Project-based learning can be applied in any content area or any grade, but it may look very different across subjects. In the series of examples below, you will find descriptions of actual projects and exercises teachers have implemented in schools around the country, as well as links to the research reports on their outcomes. Schools That Work: English teacher Mary Mobley (left) shared the PBL resources and tools she and her teaching partner created for their sophomore world studies project (right). Science Urban students in grades 3-5 received inquiry-science instruction. Fourth graders learned science through PBL or through traditional methods with the same teacher. Urban middle school students engaged in PBL showed increased academic performance in science and improved behavior ratings over a two-year period (Gordon, Rogers, Comfort, Gavula, & McGee, 2001). Math Economics History and U.S.