Introduction to PBL

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An Introduction to Project Based Learning
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Introduction to PBL

  1. 1. Project-BasedLearningGail LovelyGail@GailLovely.com
  2. 2. Think back…Gail@GailLovely.com
  3. 3. Gail@GailLovely.com
  4. 4. What IS PBL?“a dynamic approach to teaching in which studentsexplore real-world problems and challenges,simultaneously developing cross-curriculum skills whileworking in small collaborative groups.” Gail@GailLovely.com definition of Project-Based Learning (from Edutopia)
  5. 5. Gail@GailLovely.com
  6. 6. It’s messy! Gail@GailLovely.com
  7. 7. 21st Century SkillsGail@GailLovely.com
  8. 8. Core SubjectsGail@GailLovely.com
  9. 9. The Core Subjects & 21stCentury Themes• The “Traditional” 3 R’s • Global Awareness • Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy • Civic Literacy • Health Literacy Gail@GailLovely.com • Environmental Literacy
  10. 10. Learning& Innovation Skills Gail@GailLovely.com
  11. 11. Learning & Innovation Skills • Critical Thinking • Communication • Collaboration • Creativity Gail@GailLovely.com
  12. 12. Information, Media, & Technology Skills Gail@GailLovely.com
  13. 13. Information, Media, & Technology Skills• Functional skills• Critical thinking skills • (Related to information, media and technology) Gail@GailLovely.com
  14. 14. Life and Career Skills Gail@GailLovely.com
  15. 15. Life and Career Skills• NOT job training• Skills for learning, relearning, independence and problem solving Gail@GailLovely.com
  16. 16. Support Systems Gail@GailLovely.com
  17. 17. Process• http://pbl-online.org/pathway2.html Gail@GailLovely.com
  18. 18. Process (simplified)Simplified Process Description:1. Determine topic(question, problem, or curriculum focus)2. Decide who will participate3. Decide when you will do the project4. Determine tools for the project & publishing the results5. Find or decide where to find resources Gail@GailLovely.com6. Determine how success will be measured7. START!
  19. 19. Management Hintshttp://www.edutopia.org/blog/20-tips-pbl-project-based-learning-educators-andrew-miller Gail@GailLovely.com
  20. 20. PBL Mythshttp://www.edutopia.org/blog/debunking-five-pbl-myths-john-larmer Gail@GailLovely.com
  21. 21. Gail@GailLovely.comREADY-MADE PROJECTS
  22. 22. Projects by Jenhttp://www.projectsbyjen.com/calendar.htm Gail@GailLovely.com
  23. 23. Monster Projecthttp://www.monsterexchange.org/ Gail@GailLovely.com
  24. 24. Tooth Tallyhttp://www.toothtally.com/index.html Gail@GailLovely.com
  25. 25. Global Schoolnethttp://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsh/pr/index.cfm Gail@GailLovely.com
  26. 26. iEarnhttp://media.iearn.org/projects Gail@GailLovely.com
  27. 27. Flat Stanleyhttp://www.flatterworld.com/flatterworld(also an app on iTunes) Gail@GailLovely.com http://theglobalclassroomproject.wordpress.com/category/global-classroom/classroom-stories/flat-stanley-project/
  28. 28. The Global Classroom Project http://theglobalclassroomproject.wordpress.com/ and also: http://globalclassroom2011-12.wikispaces.com/ Gail@GailLovely.com
  29. 29. ePals Projectshttp://www.epals.com/projects/info.aspx?DivID=index Gail@GailLovely.com
  30. 30. Teachers Looking for Collaboratorshttp://www.edutopia.org/groups/collaborators-wantedAlso on Twitter or Facebook or Curriculum Specificgroups… Gail@GailLovely.com
  31. 31. Some Past Projects• http://classroomwindows.blogspot.com/• http://lunchboxproject.wikispaces.com/• http://thebigshoeproject.creativeblogs.net/ Gail@GailLovely.com
  32. 32. ThinkQuesthttp://www.thinkquest.org/en/ Gail@GailLovely.com
  33. 33. TOOLS FOR PBL Gail@GailLovely.com
  34. 34. Checklistshttp://pblchecklist.4teachers.org/index.shtml Gail@GailLovely.com
  35. 35. Checklists and MOREhttp://www.bie.org/tools/freebies Gail@GailLovely.com
  36. 36. Rubric Maker: Rubistarhttp://rubistar.4teachers.org/ Gail@GailLovely.com
  37. 37. Shared Documents• https://docs.google.com• http://titanpad.com• http://stixy.com Gail@GailLovely.com
  38. 38. Wikis and Websiteshttp://wikispaces.comhttp://Yola.com Gail@GailLovely.com
  39. 39. Leaders in PBLGail@GailLovely.com
  40. 40. PBL Go-To Leaders Onlinehttp://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learninghttp://pbl-online.org/PBL Specific Toolshttp://www.bie.org/ Gail@GailLovely.comhttp://www.edutopia.org/blog/project-based-learning-elementary-classroom-john-larmer
  41. 41. Blogs by PBL Expertshttp://biepbl.blogspot.com/http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/search/label/PBLhttp://www.edutopia.org/going-global-rural-washington-students-connect-with-world Gail@GailLovely.comhttp://www.edutopia.org/blog/real-world-projects-news-events-suzie-boss
  42. 42. Research and Exampleshttp://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning-student-motivationhttp://www.wested.org/pblnet/exemplary_projects.html Gail@GailLovely.comhttp://edupln.ning.com/group/pblhttp://www.classroom20.com/
  43. 43. Images of PBLhttp://www.flickr.com/groups/reinventingpbl/ Gail@GailLovely.com
  44. 44. Comes down to this…OWNERSHIP is key.Although you give the assignment, the students are incharge the rest of the way. • Technique • Structure Gail@GailLovely.com • Audience • Tools • Media
  45. 45. Comes down to this…CREATIVITY is the another major part of the PBL and isclosely linked with OWNERSHIP.Allowing the students to create gives them a biggersense of OWNERSHIP. Gail@GailLovely.com
  46. 46. Comes down to this…Another part of the PBL is the COLLABORATION.Students working with each other trying to decide thebest plan of attack, the best next step, the best wayto share with their audience. They OWN the processand product as a group. Gail@GailLovely.com
  47. 47. Comes down to this…Depending on how you set up your project, CRITICALTHINKING, should also be an important part of PBL.PBL is a great way to get kids thinking critically aboutpurpose, problems, audience and process as well ascontent. Gail@GailLovely.com
  48. 48. Comes down to this…REFLECTION, is absolutely critical and should happenon an ongoing basis. Without REFLECTION much ofwhat is learned is lost. Part of the COLLABORATION isabout opportunities for REFLECTION.John Dewey said “ We don’t learn from experience, Gail@GailLovely.comwe learn from reflecting on experience.”
  49. 49. Comes down to this…Project Based Learning has to be FUN! It seemsobvious, but I have seen many projects that are verytedious. They have kids go through the motions andleave very little room for FUN or CREATIVITY. The FUNcomes from the freedom students feel. Working withtheir friends (COLLABORATION), taking charge of theirlearning (OWNERSHIP), solving real problems (CRITICAL Gail@GailLovely.comTHINKING) and allowing students to create(CREATIVITY) all lead to the students learning in a FUNenvironment.
  50. 50. What will you do next? It is ALL up to YOU! Gail@GailLovely.comGail@GailLovely.com
  51. 51. http://PBLIntroduction.yolasite.com (all resources from this session are here… PLUS MORE

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