SCAFFOLDING ACTIVITIES throughout the PBL Project or...
I’VE RELEASED THE PROJECT Now What?
SCAFFOLDINGWhat your lessons will look like....
An example from Year 9 Cath Tech
An example from Year 10 Cath Tech
Students should have voice and choice over what theywant/need to doAmount of voice/choice would increase as we workthrough the year groups.Different classes (and groups) may have differentneeds to know, or different times that they need toknow thisStudents should see clear links between the task thatthey are doing and the end product. (ie, the taskneeds to contribute to the end product)
All teaching should be driven from student need toknowsYour entry document should drive the needs to knowPredict what the students need to knows will be byworking backwards from the end product (outcomes)to the entry doc.Have all the stuff planned and invisible so that when itcomes up as a need to know you can just make itvisible
SO...UM HOW DO I TEACH?
HOWEVER YOU THINK BEST SUITS STUDENTS NEEDSWhole classteaching Guided research LiteracySmallworkshop Direct activities teaching Anything you“Webquest” Group can think of...Journals activitiesWriting tasks
REMEMBER...Different times within your project will requiredifferent strategiesAll teaching should be relevant to the end productDon’t let kids “just go”