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  • 1. PBL: A Menu of Ideas A Menu of Ideas <ul><li>Jennifer L. Brinson </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Coach -- Salisbury High School </li></ul><ul><li>Allentown, PA </li></ul>
  • 2. Who and Where? <ul><li>Who am I? </li></ul><ul><li>Where to find resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://shsinstructionaltools.stsd.wikispaces.net / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Look for pages on “Project/Challenge Based Learning” & “The Flipped Classroom” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  • 3. Debunk the Myths! <ul><li>Sporadic projects are PBL..... </li></ul><ul><li>My kids won’t learn what I need them to.... </li></ul><ul><li>I have a standardized test to be accountable for.... </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t have time.... </li></ul><ul><li>It’s too difficult.... </li></ul>
  • 4. What do we know? <ul><li>21st Century Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom’s New Taxonomy </li></ul><ul><li>4 C’s -- critical thinking, communicate, collaborate, create </li></ul><ul><li>NETS - for Teachers & Students </li></ul>Learners have gone from consumers of content to producers and publishers.
  • 5. http://www.usi.edu/distance/bdt.htm
  • 6. PBL vs. PrBL vs. CBL = WTH? <ul><li>Project-Based Learning = </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Product/Artifact </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Problem-Based or Challenge-Based Learning = </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Real World Connection </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  • 7. Challenge-Based Learning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tjxdTbtUvA
  • 8. Commonalities <ul><li>realistic </li></ul><ul><li>authentic educational goals </li></ul><ul><li>engaging & motivating </li></ul><ul><li>multidisciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>critical thinking, collaborative, communication, creativity </li></ul><ul><li>formative and summative assessments </li></ul><ul><li>learner centered & teacher facilitated </li></ul><ul><li>opportunity for improvement (reflection) </li></ul>
  • 9. Project-Based Learning Explained http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMCZvGesRz8
  • 10. Principles
  • 11. Backwards Design <ul><li>“ Begin with the end in mind” Wiggins & McTighe </li></ul><ul><li>Six A’s </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Authenticity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Rigor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Applied Learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Active Exploration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adult Connections </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment Practices </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 12. Driving Question <ul><li>Provocative </li></ul><ul><li>Open-Ended </li></ul><ul><li>Goes to the heart of a discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Challenging </li></ul><ul><li>Can be tied to the real world </li></ul>
  • 13. Examples of Driving Questions <ul><li>Language Arts: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is chivalry dead? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why are books banned? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is the American Dream? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Art: How does are reflect its time? </li></ul><ul><li>Science: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are we made of? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Should we produce genetically engineered foods? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is light? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 14. Examples of Driving Questions <ul><li>Math: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can we predict the level of activity on our website? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How can we predict the motion of a flying object to design a fireworks show? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Health: How do I make a healthier me? </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why is there poverty? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do we have too much freedom? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can we have both liberty and security? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is war justified? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What does it mean to be: just? equal? fair? reliable/valid? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 15. Assessment <ul><li>Formative & Summative </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing </li></ul><ul><li>Last assessment should NOT be the first! </li></ul><ul><li>How well do students know the content? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the skill level? </li></ul><ul><li>How well did they apply knowledge and skill? </li></ul><ul><li>REFLECTION! & RUBRICS! </li></ul><ul><li>PRODUCT! & PROCESS! </li></ul>
  • 16. Map the Project <ul><li>Organize the tasks -- Scaffold </li></ul><ul><li>Gather Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Storyboard/Timeline (be flexible) </li></ul>
  • 17. Manage <ul><li>Share Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Checkpoints/Milestones/Benchmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation/Reflection </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Debrief </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fishbowl/Socratic Seminar </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Survey </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self-Evaluation (use your rubrics) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  • 18. http://ali.apple.com/cbl/components.html
  • 19. What holds teachers back? <ul><li>Personal Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Repetoire </li></ul><ul><li>Temperament (different, new, unpredictable) </li></ul>
  • 20. Realities of PBL <ul><li>Engaging, Authentic, Challenging, Significant </li></ul><ul><li>Depth over Breadth </li></ul><ul><li>Process is: messy, involves student choice, follows multiple paths, scaffolds learning </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Takes Time -- be flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Requires Reflection - by student, teacher, and group </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve multiple standards/objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Rigorous & Relevant </li></ul>
  • 21. Research from New Media Consortium Challenge-Based Learning: An Approach for Our Time (2009) (2009) <ul><li>Both teachers and students overwhelmingly found CBL both effective and engaging. </li></ul><ul><li>100% of teachers reported that student work exceeded their expectations. </li></ul><ul><li>97% of teachers felt students learned more than expected and in some cases much more. </li></ul><ul><li>Students self reported learning skills that aligned remarkably with the 21st Century Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Projects which the students felt highly relevant were most likely to have high quality final products. The two least relevant challenges were not completed by the students. </li></ul>
  • 22. to the Rescue! <ul><li>United Streaming: Download, Access, Editable! </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment Builder: Build the intro. to form background knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery Health:Health and Biology Classes - great for resources </li></ul>
  • 23. to the Rescue! <ul><li>Discovery Atlas: incredible wealth of resources for World Language, Social Studies, Environmental Science </li></ul><ul><li>STEM: Math & Science -- </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Build a better roller coaster..... </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Design the school 2050..... </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 24. Here’s the plan..... <ul><li>We’re gonna Flip It! </li></ul><ul><li>Quicktime and Jing are my friends </li></ul><ul><li>personal devices will be their friends </li></ul><ul><li>Class time will be learning time </li></ul><ul><li>Class time will be flexible, dynamic, differentiated </li></ul><ul><li>Student :: Valuable Teacher Time </li></ul>“ The first time you try to understand something, the last thing you need is a hovering human presence or teacher.” -Donald Clark, Plan B When Place Convenience
  • 25. The Flipped Classroom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H4RkudFzlc
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  • 30. Questions http://shsinstructionaltools.stsd.wikispaces.net /
  • 31. WWII Veterans - A Call to Action
  • 32. Suggestions:
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  • 34. Resources <ul><li>Boss, Suzie. &quot;Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning.&quot; Edutopia 2011. Web. 21 Mar. 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Challenge Based Learning.&quot; About Challenge Based Learning. Apple. Web. 21 Mar. 2011. < http://ali.apple.com/cbl/ >. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;How Do You Come up with These Project Ideas?&quot; Experts & Newbies | Bloggers on Project Based Learning. Buck Institute for Education, 06 Oct. 2010. Web. 21 Mar. 2011. < http://biepbl.blogspot.com/2010/10/how-do-you-come-up-with-these-project.html >. </li></ul><ul><li>Johnson, Laurence F., Rachel S. Smith, Troy J. Smythe, and Rachel K. Varon. &quot;Challenge-Based Learning: An Approach for Our Time.&quot; The New Media Consortium (2009). Web. </li></ul><ul><li>Larmer, John, David Ross, and John R. Mergendoller. PBL Starter Kit: To-the-point Advice, Tools and Tips for Your First Project. Novato, CA: Buck Institute for Education, 2009. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Lenz, Bob. &quot;Evidence That PBL Works | Edutopia.&quot; K-12 Education & Learning Innovations with Proven Strategies That Work | Edutopia. Edutopia, 30 Sept. 2010. Web. 21 Mar. 2011. < http://www.edutopia.org/blog/project-based-learning-findings-study-bob-lenz >. </li></ul><ul><li>Markham, Thom, John Larmer, and Jason Louis. Ravitz. Project Based Learning Handbook: a Guide to Standards-focused Project Based Learning for Middle and High School Teachers. 2nd ed. Novato, CA: Buck Institute for Education, 2003. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Moursund, Dave. &quot;Problem-Based Learning and Project-Based Learning.&quot; University of Oregon. 11 Nov. 2007. Web. 21 Mar. 2011. < http://pages.uoregon.edu/moursund/Math/pbl.htm >. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Project-Based Learning Strategies and Research for Educators.&quot; Online Schools and Accredited Online Degrees from Online Colleges. Guide to Oniline Schools. Web. 21 Mar. 2011. < http://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/online-teaching/project-based-learning >. </li></ul><ul><li>Starr, Linda. &quot;Education World.&quot; Education World: The Educator's Best Friend. Education World, 2005. Web. 21 Mar. 2011. < http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/virtualwkshp/virtualwkshp >. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;What Is Project-Based Learning?&quot; Project Based Learning. Web. 21 Mar. 2011. < http://pbl-online.org/About/whatisPBL.htm >. </li></ul>

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