Project-Based Learning Integrating 21 st Century Skills
The following Project-Based approaches to learning may be studied in depth @ Intel Teach Elements … www.intel.com/education/video/pbl/content.htm
Rationale for Student Projects
Projects allow students opportunities to:
Develop in-depth knowledge of a topic
Use critical thinking skills
Make real-world connections
Demonstrate understanding through products
Effective Projects Have Common Elements…
Standards dive the project
21 st century skills are developed throughout the project
Important questions focus the project
Ongoing assessment informs the students and teacher
Varied instructional strategies engage all learners
The needs of students with varying needs and abilities are met
Using 21 st Century Skills, students will…
Solve complex problems
Using digital technology
Using communication tools
Use multiple sources of information
Use 21 st Century Skills
Make Real-World Connections
CONSTRUCTIVISM Constructivism Students construct their own understanding and knowledge of the world through experiments, experience & reflection. Inquiry-Based Learning Students construct understanding based on a “ need or want to know.” Problem-Based Learning Students develop solutions to specific and complex problems. Project-Based Learning Students work in groups seeking multiple sources of information and creating authentic products.
Questions to ask before starting a class project…
What do you want your students to learn in alignment with curriculum standards?
What project will accomplish this goal?
What 21 st century skills will be integrated into this project?