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PBL in the English Classroom (ETA presentation)

  1. 1. PBL in the English Classroom<br />
  2. 2. PROJECT BASED LEARNING<br />
  3. 3. PBL: What is it?<br />
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  6. 6. ‘Project-based learning is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying.’ <br />http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning<br />
  7. 7. Why should I do it? <br />
  8. 8. WHY PBL?<br />ENGLISH IS ABOUT COMMUNICATION OF EXPERIENCE …<br />
  9. 9. ENGLISH IS ABOUT THE WORLD …<br />
  10. 10. CREATORS OF KNOWLEDGE = OWNERS OF KNOWLEDGE <br />
  11. 11. '... the private act of writing bears traces of the primary purpose in language, to share experience ...The skills model is only indirectly aware of such a purpose: its ideal pupils might well be copy-typists …’<br />Dixon, J (1975) Growth Through English<br />
  12. 12. HSC IS A BLUNT INSTRUMENT … AND WE’RE ALL BEING HACKED TO DEATH BY IT ONE MINDLESS, PRE-PREPARED ESSAY AT A TIME!!<br />
  13. 13. What does PBL look like in the English classroom?<br />
  14. 14. Year 10 <br />Poetry: <br />Can Cyborgs Write Poetry?<br />Product: <br />Own poem conveying response to DQ. Poem  Video<br />
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  16. 16. Year 10<br />Novel:<br />'Can stories help young people in the 21st century develop resilience?’<br />Product:<br />Anthology of short stories published as an eBook.<br />Book launch. <br />
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  18. 18. Year 10<br />Shakespeare – Macbeth:<br />‘What makes an individual powerful?’<br />Product:<br />Entry into a promotional poster design competition. <br />
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  20. 20. What does a PBL classroom look like?<br />
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  26. 26. WHAT ARE THE KEY ELEMENTS?<br />
  27. 27. DRIVING QUESTION<br />
  28. 28. REAL-WORLD PROBLEM<br />
  29. 29. ASSESSMENT = FORMATIVE & SUMMATIVE<br />
  30. 30. ASSESSMENT:BEGINNINGMIDDLEEND<br />
  31. 31. INVESTIGATIONS<br />
  32. 32. PRODUCTS<br />
  33. 33. 21st CENTURY SKILLS(Habits of Mind)<br />
  34. 34. PLANNING<br />
  35. 35. REFLECTION<br />
  36. 36. REAL-WORLD AUDIENCE<br />
  37. 37. PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF LEARNING<br />
  38. 38. What tools do I need?<br />
  39. 39. TOOLS<br />PLANNING, RUNNING, REFLECTION PROFORMA (edmodo)<br />rubistar<br />edmodo<br />netbooks/ipods/iphones/laptops/computers<br />google docs<br />PBL online scaffolds<br />Video cameras and video editing software<br />internet<br />
  40. 40. What skills do I need?<br />
  41. 41. SKILLS<br />persistence<br />patience<br />creativity<br />good rapport with your students<br />resilience<br />learn to manage team work<br />leadership<br />
  42. 42. What problems will I encounter?<br />
  43. 43. PROBLEMS<br />resistance from students (esp. top students)<br />frustration of students<br />frustration with systems (assessment schedule, external examinations)<br />lack of team-work skills from students<br />lack of research skills in students<br />passive learners<br />parents: is my child learning?<br />
  44. 44. Where do I go for resources?<br />
  45. 45. RESOURCES<br />EDUTOPIA:<br />http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning<br />BUCK INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION:<br />http://www.bie.org/<br />PBL ONLINE:<br />http://pbl-online.org/<br />
  46. 46. Where do I go for support, help, inspiration? <br />
  47. 47. HELP<br />edmodo:<br />http://davidson.edmodo.com/biancahewes<br />twitter:<br />@biancah80<br />blog:<br />www.biancahewes.wordpress.com<br />
  48. 48. Let’s have a go! <br />
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  51. 51. EDMODO:<br />www.edmodo.com<br />Group code: 1zcgu8 <br />
  52. 52. DQ: How can using PBL empower your students to ‘own’ their knowledge of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet? <br />
  53. 53. YOUR TASKS …<br />
  54. 54. Task 1: <br />PLAN<br />What is your Driving Question?<br />(10 minutes) <br />
  55. 55. Task 2:<br />INVESTIGATION <br />What is your project outline including products, focus skills and content?<br />(10 minutes) <br />
  56. 56. TASK 3:<br />PRESENT<br />Pitch your project<br />idea to the group. <br />(10 minutes) <br />
  57. 57. HELP??!!<br />edmodo:<br />http://davidson.edmodo.com/biancahewes<br />twitter:<br />@biancah80<br />blog:<br />www.biancahewes.wordpress.com<br />

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