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  1. 1. Creating and Incorporating Project Based Learning into Your Teaching
  2. 2. Learning Targets for TODAY <ul><li>Participants will </li></ul><ul><ul><li>understand the definition of and rational behind Project Based Learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>be able to craft effective performance tasks that promote 21st century skills. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Why PBL? <ul><li>Our Students are Changing! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage Me video </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do we motivate 21 st Century Learners? </li></ul><ul><li>Drive by Daniel Pink </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrkrvAUbU9Y&feature=related </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is PBL? <ul><li>Project Based Learning is an instructional approach built upon authentic learning activities that engage student interest and motivation. These activities are designed to answer a question or solve a problem and generally reflect the types of learning and work people do in the everyday world outside the classroom </li></ul>
  5. 5. PBL Overview <ul><li>Secondary Example: http://www.edutopia.org/project-learning-overview-video </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjPoHJQjtcY </li></ul>
  6. 6. 2 Minute Pause <ul><li>What about PBL appeals to you? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your concerns? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Attributes of Effective PBL <ul><li>Standards based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demands that students delve deeply into central knowledge and concepts of the discipline </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students apply new knowledge to a realistic and complex problem (Authentic tasks) </li></ul><ul><li>Requires collaboration </li></ul>
  8. 8. Attributes of Effective PBL <ul><li>Focuses on higher-level thinking and creative problem solving. </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks are open-ended and often generate multiple solutions or products </li></ul><ul><li>Allows students to gain knowledge from multiple sources </li></ul><ul><li>Asks students to use self-management skills </li></ul><ul><li>When possible, students present final projects to an authentic audience </li></ul>
  9. 9. Benefits of PBL <ul><li>Teaches students to apply their knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates Curriculum areas </li></ul><ul><li>Meets the needs of students with varying skill levels and learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes a positive and collaborative classroom environment </li></ul><ul><li>Motivates bored or indifferent students </li></ul><ul><li>Helps students understand how what they are learning applies to life outside of school </li></ul>
  10. 10. Benefits of PBL <ul><li>Students learn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem solving skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-management skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher-level thinking </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. What do students say about PBL? <ul><li>Buck Institute for Education Video </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZxYSe26O9I&feature=player_embedded </li></ul>
  12. 12. When do you use PBL? <ul><li>Not appropriate for teaching certain basic skills such are reading or computation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides environment to apply those basic skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Coverage” vs. “Uncoverage” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you want to teach in depth? </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Crafting the Problem <ul><li>Decide which standards you want to “uncover” </li></ul><ul><li>Ask yourself how this content is used by people in the real world or who would be interested in the information being learned </li></ul><ul><li>Determine the scope of your project </li></ul><ul><li>Create a task that incorporates these decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Frame that task as a real-life scenario or problem </li></ul>
  14. 14. Project Scope Expert Panal Classroom or school Audience Multiple teachers and community members 1 teacher Partnership Extensive Limited Technology Multiple disciplines Multiple standards 1 topic 1 standard Breadth Most of the semester 5-10 days Duration Ambitious Project Small Project
  15. 15. Start Small
  16. 16. Attributes of a Well-Crafted Task <ul><li>Clearly connects to the standards </li></ul><ul><li>Has a real-world application </li></ul><ul><li>Includes an authentic audience for their work </li></ul><ul><li>Requires higher-order thinking (Bloom’s) </li></ul><ul><li>Is multi-disciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>Is open-ended, allowing for multiple outcomes </li></ul>
  17. 17. Rigor and Relevance Framework
  18. 18. Application Model Decision Tree
  19. 19. Examples <ul><li>The Hydrology Project video </li></ul><ul><li>Examples in packet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kansai region of Japan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemical Lab Technicians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>US Immigration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South America </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UN Proposal </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Other Examples <ul><li>http://wecanchange.com/community </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsndoors/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.scholastic.com/lexus/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.thinkfinity.org </li></ul>
  21. 21. Elementary Examples <ul><li>Kindergarten Garden Project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KMfwoL1mPY&feature=related </li></ul>
  22. 22. 2 Minute Pause <ul><li>Where do you see PBL fitting in to your curriculum? </li></ul>
  23. 23. The 4 D’s Problem Solving Method <ul><li>Define </li></ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Do </li></ul><ul><li>Debrief </li></ul><ul><li>See your packets for more information about the 4 Ds </li></ul>
  24. 24. Other Things to Consider <ul><li>Classroom Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodations/Modifications for struggling students </li></ul>

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