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This is the slideshow for a presentation to Riverside Girls HS teachers interested in introducing PBL into their teaching practice. I have mostly included examples of the projects my classes have ...

This is the slideshow for a presentation to Riverside Girls HS teachers interested in introducing PBL into their teaching practice. I have mostly included examples of the projects my classes have participated in.

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    • PBL in the English Classroom
    • HSC IS A BLUNT INSTRUMENT … AND WE’RE ALL BEING HACKED TO DEATH BY IT ONE MINDLESS, PRE-PREPARED ESSAY AT A TIME!!
    • What does PBL look like in the English classroom?
    • Year 10
      Poetry:
      Can Cyborgs Write Poetry?
      Product:
      Own poem conveying response to DQ. Poem Video
      Presentation:
      Open-night video display
    • Year 10
      Novel:
      'Can stories help young people in the 21st century develop resilience?’
      Product:
      Anthology of short stories published as an eBook.
      Presentation:
      Book launch for parents and invited guests.
    • Year 10
      Shakespeare – Macbeth:
      ‘What makes an individual powerful?’
      Product:
      Entry into a promotional poster design competition.
      Presentation:
      Entries displayed in school library.
    • Year 10
      Area of Study
      DQ: How can we make a film for an online community to change people's view on individuals and authority?
      Product: short film
      Presentation: films shown in class & put on YouTube
    • Year 11: Extension
      Appropriations of Texts
      DQ: IS LITERATURE (RE)SHAPED BY OR FOR THE WORLD?
      Product: Website and appropriation
      Presentation: To class and online community
    • What does a PBL classroom look like?
    • WHAT ARE THE KEY ELEMENTS?
    • DRIVING QUESTION
    • REAL-WORLD PROBLEM
    • ASSESSMENT = FORMATIVE & SUMMATIVE
    • ASSESSMENT:BEGINNINGMIDDLEEND
    • INVESTIGATIONS
    • PRODUCTS
    • 21st CENTURY SKILLS(Habits of Mind)
    • PLANNING
    • REFLECTION(goals, medals, missions)
    • REAL-WORLD AUDIENCE
    • PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF LEARNING
    • What tools do I need?
    • TOOLS
      PLANNING, RUNNING, REFLECTION PROFORMA
      rubistar
      edmodo
      netbooks/ipods/iphones/laptops/computers
      google docs
      PBL online scaffolds
      Video cameras and video editing software
      internet
      ClassDojo
      http://edu.memiary.com/
    • What skills do I need?
    • SKILLS
      persistence
      patience
      creativity
      good rapport with your students
      resilience
      learn to manage team work
      leadership
    • What problems will I encounter?
    • PROBLEMS
      resistance from students (esp. top students)
      frustration of students
      frustration with systems (assessment schedule, external examinations)
      lack of team-work skills from students
      lack of research skills in students
      passive learners
      parents: is my child learning?
    • Where do I go for resources?
    • RESOURCES
      EDUTOPIA:
      http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning
      BUCK INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION:
      http://www.bie.org/
      PBL ONLINE:
      http://pbl-online.org/
    • Where do I go for support, help, inspiration?
    • HELP
      edmodo:
      http://davidson.edmodo.com/biancahewes
      twitter:
      @biancah80
      blog:
      www.biancahewes.wordpress.com