Project-Based Learning for our Digital Learners Why Teach with Project Learning? By – Susan Webb
What is Project-Based Learning? Students explore real-world problems and challenges Active and engaged learning Students develop confidence and self-direction
What is Project-Based Learning? Authentic learning connecting to real-life issues Effective way to integrate technology into the curriculum
Characteristics of Project-Based Learning Projects form the centerpiece of the curriculum Students engage in authentic real-world activities
Characteristics of Project-Based Learning Students work collaboratively to solve problems Technology is integrated as a tool for discovery, collaboration and communication
Research Supporting PBL Constructivism Learning Theory –focuses on “doing rather than receiving” Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences theory Inquiry-Based Learning
Research Supporting PBL Students are engaged in cooperative learning and collaborative problem solving Parallel between project-based learning and process writing.
Benefits of Project-Based Learning Increase motivation Increased problem-solving ability Improved library research skills Increased collaboration Increased resource-management skills
Benefits of Project-Based Learning Supports the National Educational Technology Standards Students, Teachers, and Administrators
Design Principal #1Begin with the end in Mind Develop a Project Idea Decide the Scope of the Project Select Standards Incorporate Outcomes Create the Optimal Learning Environment
Design Principal # 2 Craft the Driving Question What is a Driving Question? Generate the Driving Question Refine the Driving Question Use Standards to Develop a Driving Question.
Design Principal # 3 Plan the Assessment Align Products with Outcomes Know What to Assess Use Rubrics
Design Principal # 4 Map the Project Organize Tasks and Activities Launch the Project Gather Resources Draw a Storyboard
Design Principal # 5 Manage the Process Share Project Goals with Students Use Problem-Solving Tools Use Checkpoints and Milestones Plan for Evaluation and Reflection
Technology Tools Considerations Take inventory of what technology is available Include training on how to use the hardware/software Learn the Web 2.0 tools
Resources for Project-Based Learning Reinventing Project-Based Learning, Suzie Boss and Jane Krauss, 2007 ISTE Design Principals for Project-Based Learning Designing your Project ISTE – Project Based Learning