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PBL for 4-8 by Gail Lovely


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PBL for 4-8 by Gail Lovely

  1. 1. Project-BasedLearning for the21st CenturyGail
  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 numerous concrete ideas for implementing project- based learning in your classroom.
  3. 3. Think back…
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  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.” definition of Project-Based Learning (from Edutopia)
  6. 6. It’s messy!
  7. 7. 21st Century
  8. 8. Core
  9. 9. The Core Subjects & 21stCentury Themes• The “Traditional” 3 R’s • Global Awareness • Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy • Civic Literacy • Health Literacy • Environmental Literacy
  10. 10. Learning& Innovation Skills
  11. 11. Learning & Innovation Skills • Critical Thinking • Communication • Collaboration • Creativity
  12. 12. Information, Media, & Technology Skills
  13. 13. Information, Media, & Technology Skills• Functional skills• Critical thinking skills • (Related to information, media and technology)
  14. 14. Life and Career Skills
  15. 15. Life and Career Skills• NOT job training• Skills for learning, relearning, independence and problem solving
  16. 16. Support Systems
  17. 17. Project-Based Learning Process•
  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 og/20-tips-pbl-project- based-learning-educators- andrew-miller og/debunking-five-pbl- myths-john-larmer
  20. 20. Gail@GailLovely.comLowered “risks”READY-MADE PROJECTS
  21. 21. Projects by Jen
  22. 22. Iditarod – Electronic Project•
  23. 23. Global Schoolnet
  24. 24. Ciese (science and engineering)•
  25. 25. iEarn
  26. 26. The Global Classroom Project
  27. 27. ePals Projects
  28. 28. Project Search•
  29. 29. Intel Ideas• k12/project-design/unit-plans/grade-index.html
  30. 30. HTH Ideas/Examples•
  31. 31. Examples (ideas)••• 01/pbl-examples-of-math-project-ideas.html•
  32. 32. Teachers Looking for CollaboratorsAlso on Twitter, Facebook, SIG, or Curriculum Specificgroups…
  33. 33. TOOLS FOR PBL
  34. 34. Checklists
  35. 35. Checklists and MORE
  36. 36. Tools and Resources•
  37. 37. Rubric Maker: Rubistar
  38. 38. Shared Documents•••
  39. 39. Wikis and Websiteshttp://wikispaces.com
  40. 40. Timers and Calendarsetc…• Apps – Timr, Toddler Timer• Calendars • Printable – • Use your Office tool templates• Posters • Use Office • Use paper and paint?• Group Pickers etc…
  41. 41. OUR PROJECT! 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•••• pledge-to-perform-random-acts-of-kindness•
  44. 44. Leaders in
  45. 45. PBL Go-To Leaders Online Specific Tools Gail@GailLovely.com
  46. 46. Blogs by PBL Experts Gail@GailLovely.com
  47. 47. Research and Examples Gail@GailLovely.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 • 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.
  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.
  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.
  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!