I found this professional development opportunity very enlightening, especially for teachers who are unsure about PBL. I included this video in my collection so that we could explore the features and benefits of project-based learning with classroom scenarios that will help us to engage students with self-directed learning. After participating in this professional development, I hope you will have a greater appreciation for PBL and its success in your classroom with your students.
I added this resource to this collection because I found a few projects that I am interested in using to enrich my lessons. I think you will, too. This site shows a sample of some comprehensive projects that teachers could peruse.
My students love using Edmodo. It's very similar to Facebook and they are able to communicate with their classmates online. We take our pretest and posttests using this platform. It is highly useful and I would highly recommend it for all teachers!
This simple video makes the essential elements of PBL come alive and brings to light the 21st Century competencies (collaboration, communication, critical thinking) that will enable K-12 students to be college- and work-ready as well as effective members of their communities.
I know there may be a few teachers who feel they can't use PBL in their classroom situation. I beg to differ. So, I found this blog to help you get started by learning from someone who has been there and done that. This teacher tells you how. Here are four lessons learned from a failed PBL unit: align with the school calendar, allow planning time, carefully create the topic and guiding question, and collaborate with peers.
I thought this blog was very interesting. I hope you will feel the same as I hope to create more student entrepreneurs. Being able to incorporate STEM concepts would be priceless for my students. This is a must-read! Through the design, manufacture, and marketing of their own signature chocolate bars, these middle school students brought curiosity and passion to their STEM learning.
I used project-based learning in my 9th grade Civics/Economics classroom, as well as with my gifted and talented students. The students learn more, create items, and get involved in something bigger than them. What more can a teacher ask? Project-based learning is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge.