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  • 1. PBL in the English Classroom
  • 2. PROJECT BASED LEARNING
  • 3. PBL: What is it?
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  • 6. ‘Project-based learning is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying.’
    http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning
  • 7. Why should I do it?
  • 8. WHY PBL?
    ENGLISH IS ABOUT COMMUNICATION OF EXPERIENCE …
  • 9. ENGLISH IS ABOUT THE WORLD …
  • 10. CREATORS OF KNOWLEDGE = OWNERS OF KNOWLEDGE
  • 11. '... the private act of writing bears traces of the primary purpose in language, to share experience ...The skills model is only indirectly aware of such a purpose: its ideal pupils might well be copy-typists …’
    Dixon, J (1975) Growth Through English
  • 12. HSC IS A BLUNT INSTRUMENT … AND WE’RE ALL BEING HACKED TO DEATH BY IT ONE MINDLESS, PRE-PREPARED ESSAY AT A TIME!!
  • 13. What does PBL look like in the English classroom?
  • 14. Year 10
    Poetry:
    Can Cyborgs Write Poetry?
    Product:
    Own poem conveying response to DQ. Poem  Video
  • 15.
  • 16. Year 10
    Novel:
    'Can stories help young people in the 21st century develop resilience?’
    Product:
    Anthology of short stories published as an eBook.
    Book launch.
  • 17.
  • 18. Year 10
    Shakespeare – Macbeth:
    ‘What makes an individual powerful?’
    Product:
    Entry into a promotional poster design competition.
  • 19.
  • 20. What does a PBL classroom look like?
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  • 26. WHAT ARE THE KEY ELEMENTS?
  • 27. DRIVING QUESTION
  • 28. REAL-WORLD PROBLEM
  • 29. ASSESSMENT = FORMATIVE & SUMMATIVE
  • 30. ASSESSMENT:BEGINNINGMIDDLEEND
  • 31. INVESTIGATIONS
  • 32. PRODUCTS
  • 33. 21st CENTURY SKILLS(Habits of Mind)
  • 34. PLANNING
  • 35. REFLECTION
  • 36. REAL-WORLD AUDIENCE
  • 37. PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF LEARNING
  • 38. What tools do I need?
  • 39. TOOLS
    PLANNING, RUNNING, REFLECTION PROFORMA (edmodo)
    rubistar
    edmodo
    netbooks/ipods/iphones/laptops/computers
    google docs
    PBL online scaffolds
    Video cameras and video editing software
    internet
  • 40. What skills do I need?
  • 41. SKILLS
    persistence
    patience
    creativity
    good rapport with your students
    resilience
    learn to manage team work
    leadership
  • 42. What problems will I encounter?
  • 43. 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?
  • 44. Where do I go for resources?
  • 45. RESOURCES
    EDUTOPIA:
    http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning
    BUCK INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION:
    http://www.bie.org/
    PBL ONLINE:
    http://pbl-online.org/
  • 46. Where do I go for support, help, inspiration?
  • 47. HELP
    edmodo:
    http://davidson.edmodo.com/biancahewes
    twitter:
    @biancah80
    blog:
    www.biancahewes.wordpress.com
  • 48. Let’s have a go!
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  • 51. EDMODO:
    www.edmodo.com
    Group code: 1zcgu8
  • 52. DQ: How can using PBL empower your students to ‘own’ their knowledge of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet?
  • 53. YOUR TASKS …
  • 54. Task 1:
    PLAN
    What is your Driving Question?
    (10 minutes)
  • 55. Task 2:
    INVESTIGATION
    What is your project outline including products, focus skills and content?
    (10 minutes)
  • 56. TASK 3:
    PRESENT
    Pitch your project
    idea to the group.
    (10 minutes)
  • 57. HELP??!!
    edmodo:
    http://davidson.edmodo.com/biancahewes
    twitter:
    @biancah80
    blog:
    www.biancahewes.wordpress.com