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Project-Based Learning

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Keynote presentation made at the HALT Fall Symposium 2009

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Project-Based Learning

  1. 1. 2009 HALT Fall Symposium Project-Based Learning Presenters: José Gigante, Punahou School Cherie Hayes-Gigante, UH Manoa’s OLA Lynette Fujimori, Hawai’i DOE Danile Kop, Hawai’i DOE Melvina Kurashige, Mid Pacific Institute Integrating technology in your projects
  2. 2. Tell me and I may forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I understand. Chinese Proverb Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin
  3. 3. What is Project-Based Learning?
  4. 4. What is Project-Based Learning?
  5. 5. What is PBL? • student-centered activity • breaks away from traditional models • demonstrates mastery of material • places material in situational context
  6. 6. Benefits of PBL • personalized / individual learning • encourages collaboration and communication • improves presentational skills • increases motivation
  7. 7. Challenges of PBL • designing good projects • developing good rubrics and assessments • integrating technology
  8. 8. Challenges of PBL • designing good projects • developing good rubrics and assessments • integrating technology • breaking away from tradition
  9. 9. Creating the project
  10. 10. • develop an idea • what do you want to accomplish? • what knowledge do you want them to demonstrate? • how will they demonstrate that knowledge? • is technology applicable? • how will you assess? • develop a rubric
  11. 11. Integrating technology
  12. 12. Sustainability in Colombia research project environmental issues in latin american countries causes / solutions special programs present to class live / recorded answer questions
  13. 13. Video Exchange with France Share our school campuses • decide on buildings • work on research • present information • answer questions (local) • share with french students • high motivation due to foreign audience • answer questions from french students
  14. 14. Video Exchange with France Share our school campuses • decide on buildings • work on research • present information • answer questions (local) • share with french students • high motivation due to foreign audience • answer questions from french students
  15. 15. Project based learning Middle school Japanese Language class
  16. 16. Why projects? engages and motivates students helps students to both “know” and “do” students apply what they have learned vs. rote memory assesses performance on both content and skills meets the need of different learning styles creates positive communication and collaboration between students
  17. 17. Sample student projects Podcast/imovie “Penpal” project
  18. 18. Sample student projects Podcast/imovie “Penpal” project
  19. 19. Sample student projects Setsubun cultural video project
  20. 20. Sample student projects Setsubun cultural video project
  21. 21. 2009 HALT Fall Symposium Project-Based Learning Presenters: José Gigante, Punahou School Cherie Hayes-Gigante, UH Manoa’s OLA Lynette Fujimori, Hawai’i DOE Danile Kop, Hawai’i DOE Melvina Kurashige, Mid Pacific Institute Gracias, Mahalo, Arigato for coming today!

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