PROJECT-BASED LEARNING
     IU 13, December 15, 2010
“I was the one doing most of the reading,
reflecting and synthesizing of historic material.
I thought my job was to distill...
Are these your projects?

   •Teacher Designed
   •One Product
   •Created for the teacher
   •One Assessment
Why PBL Now?

 Revolution in learning theory in the last 25 years.


 The world has changed.
Project-based
      or
Problem-based?
We learn....
10% of what we read.
20% of what we hear.
30% of what we see.
50% of what we both see and hear.
70% of what i...
Projects that develop 21st century skills
Authenticity

   •Where in the “real world” might an adult tackle the
    problem or question?
   •Does the problem or que...
Academic Rigor


  •What is the essential question addressed?
  •What are the knowledge and skills addressed?
  •Will stud...
Applied Learning

 •How will they apply what they learn to the problem?
 •What workplace skills will be developed?
 •What ...
Active Exploration


 •What outside-the-classroom activities will be required?
 •What methods and sources of information a...
Adult Relationships


  •Do students have access to outside adult experts?
  •Does the project allow students to observe a...
Assessment
   •What are the criteria for measuring student outcomes?
   •Are students involved in helping to establish ass...
USING TECHNOLOGY IN PBL
•   Makes the learning more authentic

•   Provides access to data and information otherwise
    u...
Poetry Anthology
A Study of Shakespeare

Discussions
PSAs on Violence
 Student Reflection and Peer Review
  Videoconferencing
   Cultural Ex...
Creating A Study Guide
               for a Class Book

Wikispace
Suggestions for Getting Started
Get comfortable with rubrics
Allow for student reflection
Begin with comfortable collaborat...
http://centralpbl.wikispaces.com
http://foreverlearning.wikispaces.com


            Sue Sheffer
    Central York School D...
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  • Project-Based Learning

    1. 1. PROJECT-BASED LEARNING IU 13, December 15, 2010
    2. 2. “I was the one doing most of the reading, reflecting and synthesizing of historic material. I thought my job was to distill it all and simplify for consumption by my students.” Peter Pappas, Copy/Paste Blog November 24, 2009 http://peterpappas.blogs.com/
    3. 3. Are these your projects? •Teacher Designed •One Product •Created for the teacher •One Assessment
    4. 4. Why PBL Now? Revolution in learning theory in the last 25 years. The world has changed.
    5. 5. Project-based or Problem-based?
    6. 6. We learn.... 10% of what we read. 20% of what we hear. 30% of what we see. 50% of what we both see and hear. 70% of what is discussed with others. 80% of what we experience. 95% of what we teach.                         William Glasser
    7. 7. Projects that develop 21st century skills
    8. 8. Authenticity •Where in the “real world” might an adult tackle the problem or question? •Does the problem or question have meaning to the students? •Is there an audience for the work that will be created? Buck Institute
    9. 9. Academic Rigor •What is the essential question addressed? •What are the knowledge and skills addressed? •Will student develop behaviors of an efficient, effective problem solver? •What learning standards are addressed? Buck Institute
    10. 10. Applied Learning •How will they apply what they learn to the problem? •What workplace skills will be developed? •What self-management skills will be developed? Buck Institute
    11. 11. Active Exploration •What outside-the-classroom activities will be required? •What methods and sources of information are students expected to use? Buck Institute
    12. 12. Adult Relationships •Do students have access to outside adult experts? •Does the project allow students to observe an adult expert? •Does the adult have access to the student work to provide guidance in its development? Buck Institute
    13. 13. Assessment •What are the criteria for measuring student outcomes? •Are students involved in helping to establish assessment criteria? •Is there student reflection throughout the project? •Are there methods for timely feedback throughout the project - from the teacher, peers, and the adult expert? •What artifacts/work requirements are students expected to complete? •Is there a culminating presentation that allows students to demonstrate the knowledge they have gained? Buck Institute
    14. 14. USING TECHNOLOGY IN PBL • Makes the learning more authentic • Provides access to data and information otherwise unaccessible • Expands interaction and collaboration with others • Promotes investigation/questioning • Provides tools experts use to produce artifacts
    15. 15. Poetry Anthology
    16. 16. A Study of Shakespeare Discussions PSAs on Violence Student Reflection and Peer Review Videoconferencing Cultural Exchange
    17. 17. Creating A Study Guide for a Class Book Wikispace
    18. 18. Suggestions for Getting Started Get comfortable with rubrics Allow for student reflection Begin with comfortable collaborations Give students permission to make decisions Teach work habit - collaboration skills, organization, etc. Teach students to ask questions Use something that is already created
    19. 19. http://centralpbl.wikispaces.com http://foreverlearning.wikispaces.com Sue Sheffer Central York School District ssheffer@cysd.k12.pa.us ssheffer501@comcast.net
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