The how and_why_of_pbl

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The how and_why_of_pbl

  1. 1. The How and Why of Project-based Learning Nona N. Allen EDIM 510 April 17, 2011
  2. 2. What is Project-based Learning? <ul><li>Project-based Learning (PBL) is an inquiry process that addresses content standards and leads to collaborative projects. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Benefits of PBL to Students <ul><li>PBL makes academic content meaningful. </li></ul><ul><li>PBL addresses real-world problems. </li></ul><ul><li>PBL accommodates a variety of learning styles. </li></ul><ul><li>PBL promotes life-long learning. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Benefits of PBL to Educators <ul><li>PBL fosters higher-order thinking skills. </li></ul><ul><li>PBL develops essential 21 st century skills. </li></ul><ul><li>PBL accommodates a variety of learning styles. </li></ul><ul><li>PBL promotes authentic assessment. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How Do I Organize PBL? <ul><li>Determine the open-ended essential question to engage your students. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan the project based on content standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a schedule to keep the project moving. </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor student progress throughout the project. </li></ul><ul><li>Assess the outcome of the project. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate and reflect upon the experience. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Our Project Is Done; Now What? <ul><li>Celebrate! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Resources <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandejackson/3951555933/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/lumaxart/2294096854/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.edutopia.org/teaching-module-pbl-what </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/31092106@N02/3749432665/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/create-learning/4922988849/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/sjliew/1286445935/ </li></ul>

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