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Edutopia pbl presentation

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Edutopia pbl presentation

  1. 1. Project-Based Learning Learning In Action! Copyright © 2003 The George Lucas Educational Foundation
  2. 2. Obstacles“The biggest obstacle to school change is our memories.” -- Dr. Allen Glenn
  3. 3. Excerpts from Edutopia Creating schools for the 21st Century requires less time looking in the rearview mirror and more vision anticipating the road ahead. Teaching has been an activity undertaken behind closed doors between moderately consenting participants. Technology enables students, teachers, and administrators to reach out beyond the school building. Innovative classrooms are not defined by fixed places but by their spirit of curiosity and collaboration among students, teachers, and others in a true learning community.
  4. 4. Change “We must be the changewe want to see in the world.” -- Mahatma Gandhi
  5. 5. Project-Based Learning (PBL)
  6. 6. What is Project-Based Learning? PBL is curriculum fueled and standards based. PBL asks a question or poses a problem that ALL students can answer. Concrete, hands-on experiences come together during project- based learning. PBL allows students to investigate issues and topics in real-world problems. PBL fosters abstract, intellectual tasks to explore complex issues.
  7. 7. How Does Project-Based Learning Work?  Question  Plan  Schedule  Monitor  Assess  Evaluate
  8. 8. Question Start with the Essential question. Take a real-world topic and begin an in-depth investigation. Make sure it is relevant for your students.
  9. 9. Plan Plan which content standards will be addressed while answering the question. Involve students in the questioning, planning, and project-building process. Teacher and students brainstorm activities that support the inquiry.
  10. 10. Schedule Teacher and students design a timeline for project components. Set benchmarks. Keep it simple and age-appropriate.
  11. 11. Monitor Facilitate the process. Mentor the process. Utilize rubrics.
  12. 12. Assess Make the assessment authentic. Know authentic assessment will require more time and effort from the teacher. Vary the type of assessment used.
  13. 13. Evaluate Take time to reflect, individually and as a group. Share feelings and experiences. Discuss what worked well. Discuss what needs change. Share ideas that will lead to new inquiries, thus new projects.
  14. 14. Let’s BeginThink BIG! What is The the Question Question? is the Answer!
  15. 15. Activities Read “More Fun Than a Barrel of ... Worms?!” Read “Geometry in the Real World: Students as Architects Read “March of the Monarchs” Discuss which of the projects you just read about ‘grabbed’ your attention. Why? What ideas do you have for a project? What question will you ask your students?
  16. 16. Activities Record your ideas. Record questions that will launch project-based learning. Choose one of your questions. Brainstorm with your colleagues. Create a concept map. What content standards will be addressed? What subjects can be woven into the process?
  17. 17. References The George Lucas Educational Foundation Web site www.edutopia.org Why We Assess Students - And How McLean, James E. and Lockwood, Robert E. Corwin Press, Inc. Learning By Heart Barth, Roland S. Jossey-Bass, Copyright © 2001

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