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PBL for 4-8 by Gail Lovely

  1. 1. Project-BasedLearning for the21st CenturyGail LovelyGail@GailLovely.com
  2. 2. • Learn how to use project-based learning to help your students develop essential 21st century skills, including communication, time management, self-assessment, and leadership. In this interactive, hands-on session, Gail introduces project-based ideas in which your role is that of coach, facilitator, and co-learner. You’ll leave with Gail@GailLovely.com numerous concrete ideas for implementing project- based learning in your classroom.
  3. 3. Think back…Gail@GailLovely.com
  4. 4. Gail@GailLovely.com
  5. 5. What IS PBL?“a dynamic approach to teaching in which studentsexplore real-world problems andchallenges, simultaneously developing cross-curriculum skills while working in small collaborativegroups.” Gail@GailLovely.com definition of Project-Based Learning (from Edutopia)
  6. 6. It’s messy! Gail@GailLovely.com
  7. 7. 21st Century SkillsGail@GailLovely.com
  8. 8. Core SubjectsGail@GailLovely.com
  9. 9. The Core Subjects & 21stCentury Themes• The “Traditional” 3 R’s • Global Awareness • Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy • Civic Literacy • Health Literacy Gail@GailLovely.com • Environmental Literacy
  10. 10. Learning& Innovation Skills Gail@GailLovely.com
  11. 11. Learning & Innovation Skills • Critical Thinking • Communication • Collaboration • Creativity Gail@GailLovely.com
  12. 12. Information, Media, & Technology Skills Gail@GailLovely.com
  13. 13. Information, Media, & Technology Skills• Functional skills• Critical thinking skills • (Related to information, media and technology) Gail@GailLovely.com
  14. 14. Life and Career Skills Gail@GailLovely.com
  15. 15. Life and Career Skills• NOT job training• Skills for learning, relearning, independence and problem solving Gail@GailLovely.com
  16. 16. Support Systems Gail@GailLovely.com
  17. 17. Project-Based Learning Process• http://pbl-online.org/pathway2.html Gail@GailLovely.com
  18. 18. Project-Based Learning Process (simplified)Simplified Process Description:1. Determine topic(question, problem, or curriculum focus)2. Decide who will participate3. Decide when you will do the project4. Determine tools for the project & publishing the results5. Find or decide where to find resources Gail@GailLovely.com6. Determine how success will be measured7. START!
  19. 19. Management Hints and Myths http://www.edutopia.org/bl og/20-tips-pbl-project- based-learning-educators- andrew-miller http://www.edutopia.org/bl Gail@GailLovely.com og/debunking-five-pbl- myths-john-larmer
  20. 20. Gail@GailLovely.comLowered “risks”READY-MADE PROJECTS
  21. 21. Projects by Jenhttp://www.projectsbyjen.com/calendar.htm Gail@GailLovely.com
  22. 22. Iditarod – Electronic Project• http://surfaquarium.com/eIditarod/index.htm Gail@GailLovely.com
  23. 23. Global Schoolnethttp://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsh/pr/index.cfm Gail@GailLovely.com
  24. 24. Ciese (science and engineering)• http://www.ciese.org/currichome.html Gail@GailLovely.com
  25. 25. iEarnhttp://media.iearn.org/projects Gail@GailLovely.com
  26. 26. The Global Classroom Project http://theglobalclassroomproject.wordpress.com/ Gail@GailLovely.com
  27. 27. ePals Projectshttp://www.epals.com/projects/info.aspx?DivID=index Gail@GailLovely.com
  28. 28. Project Search• http://www.bie.org/project_search Gail@GailLovely.com
  29. 29. Intel Ideas• http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education/ k12/project-design/unit-plans/grade-index.html Gail@GailLovely.com
  30. 30. HTH Ideas/Examples• http://www.hightechhigh.org/pbl/index.html Gail@GailLovely.com
  31. 31. Examples (ideas)• http://www.wested.org/pblnet/ep_welcome.html• http://www.bie.org/• http://kidseducationalwebsites.blogspot.com/2011/ 01/pbl-examples-of-math-project-ideas.html• http://iuedmoodle.educ.indiana.edu/moodle/ Gail@GailLovely.com
  32. 32. Teachers Looking for CollaboratorsAlso on Twitter, Facebook, SIG, or Curriculum Specificgroups… Gail@GailLovely.com
  33. 33. TOOLS FOR PBL Gail@GailLovely.com
  34. 34. Checklistshttp://pblchecklist.4teachers.org/index.shtml Gail@GailLovely.com
  35. 35. Checklists and MOREhttp://www.bie.org/tools/freebies Gail@GailLovely.com
  36. 36. Tools and Resources• http://wvde.state.wv.us/teach21/pbl.html Gail@GailLovely.com
  37. 37. Rubric Maker: Rubistarhttp://rubistar.4teachers.org/ Gail@GailLovely.com
  38. 38. Shared Documents• https://docs.google.com• http://titanpad.com• http://stixy.com Gail@GailLovely.com
  39. 39. Wikis and Websiteshttp://wikispaces.comhttp://Yola.com Gail@GailLovely.com
  40. 40. Timers and Calendarsetc…• Apps – Timr, Toddler Timer• Calendars • Printable – • Use your Office tool templates Gail@GailLovely.com• Posters • Use Office • Use paper and paint?• Group Pickers etc…
  41. 41. OUR PROJECT! Gail@GailLovely.com http://thedivineedge.wordpress.com/2013/01/0 9/random-acts-of-kindness/
  42. 42. Random Acts of KindnessWeek• February 11-151. What acts of kindness might we be able to do?2. Related activities which are curriculum-rich. Gail@GailLovely.com3. Make a plan… how will you and your students know they were successful?
  43. 43. Some related resources• http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/• http://www.366randomacts.org/• http://learningtogive.org/• http://upperstclair.patch.com/articles/students- pledge-to-perform-random-acts-of-kindness• http://www.bucketfillers101.com/index.php Gail@GailLovely.com
  44. 44. Leaders in PBLGail@GailLovely.com
  45. 45. PBL Go-To Leaders Onlinehttp://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learninghttp://pbl-online.org/PBL Specific Toolshttp://www.bie.org/ Gail@GailLovely.comhttp://www.edutopia.org/blog/project-based-learning-elementary-classroom-john-larmer
  46. 46. Blogs by PBL Expertshttp://biepbl.blogspot.com/http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/search/label/PBLhttp://www.edutopia.org/going-global-rural-washington-students-connect-with-world Gail@GailLovely.comhttp://www.edutopia.org/blog/real-world-projects-news-events-suzie-boss
  47. 47. Research and Exampleshttp://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning-student-motivationhttp://www.wested.org/pblnet/exemplary_projects.html Gail@GailLovely.comhttp://edupln.ning.com/group/pblhttp://www.classroom20.com/
  48. 48. Comes down to this…OWNERSHIP is key.Although you give the assignment, the students are incharge the rest of the way. • Technique • Structure Gail@GailLovely.com • Audience • Tools • Media
  49. 49. Comes down to this…CREATIVITY is the another major part of the PBL and isclosely linked with OWNERSHIP.Allowing the students to create gives them a biggersense of OWNERSHIP. Gail@GailLovely.com
  50. 50. Comes down to this…Another part of the PBL is the COLLABORATION.Students working with each other trying to decide thebest plan of attack, the best next step, the best wayto share with their audience. They OWN the processand product as a group. Gail@GailLovely.com
  51. 51. Comes down to this…Depending on how you set up your project, CRITICALTHINKING, should also be an important part of PBL.PBL is a great way to get kids thinking critically aboutpurpose, problems, audience and process as well ascontent. Gail@GailLovely.com
  52. 52. Comes down to this…REFLECTION, is absolutely critical and should happenon an ongoing basis. Without REFLECTION much ofwhat is learned is lost. Part of the COLLABORATION isabout opportunities for REFLECTION.John Dewey said “ We don’t learn from Gail@GailLovely.comexperience, we learn from reflecting on experience.”
  53. 53. Comes down to this…Project Based Learning has to be FUN! It seemsobvious, but I have seen many projects that are verytedious. They have kids go through the motions andleave very little room for FUN or CREATIVITY. The FUNcomes from the freedom students feel. Working withtheir friends (COLLABORATION), taking charge of theirlearning (OWNERSHIP), solving real problems (CRITICAL Gail@GailLovely.comTHINKING) and allowing students to create(CREATIVITY) all lead to the students learning in a FUNenvironment.
  54. 54. What will you do next? It is ALL up to YOU! Gail@GailLovely.comGail@GailLovely.com

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