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    • Creating and Incorporating Project Based Learning into Your Teaching
    • Learning Targets for TODAY
      • Participants will
        • understand the definition of and rational behind Project Based Learning.
        • be able to craft effective performance tasks that promote 21st century skills.
    • Why PBL?
      • Our Students are Changing!
        • Engage Me video
      • How do we motivate 21 st Century Learners?
      • Drive by Daniel Pink
      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrkrvAUbU9Y&feature=related
    • What is PBL?
      • Project Based Learning is an instructional approach built upon authentic learning activities that engage student interest and motivation. These activities are designed to answer a question or solve a problem and generally reflect the types of learning and work people do in the everyday world outside the classroom
    • PBL Overview
      • Secondary Example: http://www.edutopia.org/project-learning-overview-video
      • Elementary Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjPoHJQjtcY
    • 2 Minute Pause
      • What about PBL appeals to you?
      • What are your concerns?
    • Attributes of Effective PBL
      • Standards based
        • Demands that students delve deeply into central knowledge and concepts of the discipline
      • Students apply new knowledge to a realistic and complex problem (Authentic tasks)
      • Requires collaboration
    • Attributes of Effective PBL
      • Focuses on higher-level thinking and creative problem solving.
      • Tasks are open-ended and often generate multiple solutions or products
      • Allows students to gain knowledge from multiple sources
      • Asks students to use self-management skills
      • When possible, students present final projects to an authentic audience
    • Benefits of PBL
      • Teaches students to apply their knowledge
      • Integrates Curriculum areas
      • Meets the needs of students with varying skill levels and learning styles
      • Promotes a positive and collaborative classroom environment
      • Motivates bored or indifferent students
      • Helps students understand how what they are learning applies to life outside of school
    • Benefits of PBL
      • Students learn
        • Course content
        • Problem solving skills
        • Effective communication
        • Self-management skills
        • Collaboration skills
        • Technology skills
        • Higher-level thinking
    • What do students say about PBL?
      • Buck Institute for Education Video
      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZxYSe26O9I&feature=player_embedded
    • When do you use PBL?
      • Not appropriate for teaching certain basic skills such are reading or computation
        • Provides environment to apply those basic skills
      • “ Coverage” vs. “Uncoverage”
        • What do you want to teach in depth?
    • Crafting the Problem
      • Decide which standards you want to “uncover”
      • Ask yourself how this content is used by people in the real world or who would be interested in the information being learned
      • Determine the scope of your project
      • Create a task that incorporates these decisions
      • Frame that task as a real-life scenario or problem
    • Project Scope Expert Panal Classroom or school Audience Multiple teachers and community members 1 teacher Partnership Extensive Limited Technology Multiple disciplines Multiple standards 1 topic 1 standard Breadth Most of the semester 5-10 days Duration Ambitious Project Small Project
    • Start Small
    • Attributes of a Well-Crafted Task
      • Clearly connects to the standards
      • Has a real-world application
      • Includes an authentic audience for their work
      • Requires higher-order thinking (Bloom’s)
      • Is multi-disciplinary
      • Is open-ended, allowing for multiple outcomes
    • Rigor and Relevance Framework
    • Application Model Decision Tree
    • Examples
      • The Hydrology Project video
      • Examples in packet
        • Kansai region of Japan
        • Chemical Lab Technicians
        • US Immigration
        • South America
        • UN Proposal
    • Other Examples
      • http://wecanchange.com/community
      • http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsndoors/
      • http://www.scholastic.com/lexus/
      • www.thinkfinity.org
    • Elementary Examples
      • Kindergarten Garden Project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KMfwoL1mPY&feature=related
    • 2 Minute Pause
      • Where do you see PBL fitting in to your curriculum?
    • The 4 D’s Problem Solving Method
      • Define
      • Design
      • Do
      • Debrief
      • See your packets for more information about the 4 Ds
    • Other Things to Consider
      • Classroom Management
        • Time
        • Behavior
        • Accountability
      • Assessment
      • Accommodations/Modifications for struggling students