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Deep Dive into CBL #connex13


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Deep Dive into CBL #connex13

  1. 1. DEEP DIVE INTO CBL Lucy Gray • The Connections Conference • June 2013
  2. 2. Introductions Based near Chicago, IL USA Primary grade teacher in Chicago Public Schools Middle school computer science teacher at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Tech Coach at UEI ADE/GCT Consortium for School Networking Edmodo Chicago Public Schools The Global Education Conference The STEMx Conference
  5. 5. Goals for Today Review various approaches to project-based learning Determine teacher and student best practices Envision the CBL process Brainstorm project ideas Identify examples and resources to support PBL/CBL in your classroom. Start building a project to launch during the next school year Find potential project partners partners
  6. 6. Challenge Based Learning “Challenge Based Learning is a collaborative learning experience in which teachers and students work together to learn about compelling issues, propose solutions to real problems, and take action. The approach asks students to reflect on their learning and publish their solutions to a worldwide audience.” -Challenge Based Learning: A Classroom Guide
  7. 7. Is There a Difference? In Project Based Learning (PBL), students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. While allowing for some degree of student "voice and choice," rigorous projects are carefully planned, managed, and assessed to help students learn key academic content, practice 21st Century Skills (such as collaboration, communication & critical thinking), and create high-quality, authentic products & presentations. -Buck Institute for Education Project Based Learning at High Tech High and Save the Beach
  8. 8. The Other PBL Problem-based learning (PBL) is an instructional approach that has been used successfully for over 30 years and continues to gain acceptance in multiple disciplines. It is an instructional (and curricular) learner-centered approach that empowers learners to conduct research, integrate theory and practice, and apply knowledge and skills to develop a viable solution to a defined problem. -John R. Savery, Overview of Problem-Based Learning Problem-Based Learning at Punahou
  9. 9. CBL Best Practices: Students Work in collaborative groups Use technology-based collaborative work spaces , tools and content Focus on real-world problems using an interdisciplinary approach Share the results with the world
  10. 10. CBL Best Practices: Teachers Connect standards-based subject matter to 21st century content and skills Act as facilitators/project managers with students driving the research and resolution Define products Develop informative and summative measures
  11. 11. Similarities and Differences Essential Questions Backwards Design Hands-On Student Choice 21st Century Skills Interdisciplinary Three videos Collaborative workspace Publishing Journaling Actionable steps Student-led
  12. 12. THE PROCESS
  13. 13. Stage 1 From Big Idea to the Challenge Identifying the big idea and brainstorming potential essential questions. Create a brief call to action video stating the big idea, the essential question and the challenge, inviting others to join in. Students do all this! Skills are embedded throughout these steps. For instance, research skills can be taught in tandem with research during the implementation stage. Students should be journaling throughout these stages.
  14. 14. Stage 2 Setting the Foundation Generate sets of guiding questions. Identify resources and activities for answering these questions. Students do all this! Students should be journaling throughout these stages.
  15. 15. Stage 3 Identifying a Solution Brainstorm possible solutions. Decide on a solution and course of action based on research. Students do all this! Students should be journaling throughout these stages.
  16. 16. Stage 4 Implementation and Evaluation Create and execute an implementation and evaluation plan, gathering multimedia evidence throughout. Collect and analyze data. Students do all this! Students should be journaling throughout these stages.
  17. 17. Stage 5 Publishing Results and Reflections Solution Videos Reflection videos Students do all this! Students should be journaling throughout these stages.
  18. 18. How would this work in your school? For middle and high school teachers, how do you cover content and fit CBL into the school year? What are some of the possible pitfalls? Discussion
  19. 19. RESOURCES
  20. 20. The CBL Toolkit Research and data Planning documents Media creation and publishing
  21. 21. #CBLearn
  22. 22. CBL on Diigo
  23. 23. Lucy’s CBL Playlist
  24. 24. Getting Started A big idea A challenge A set of guiding questions Connections to other classrooms and experts Resources and activities A method of evaluation (rubrics, reflections, surveys) Collaborative spaces and tools
  25. 25. Workshop Reflection Activity Interview each other using Photobooth or your mobile device. Post to YouTube by emailing your clip to: