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Welcome to the PBL Academy Jumpstart PowerPoint!Please view this PowerPoint in Slide Show mode so that you can access the linked websites.
The following slides are intended to answer these common questions.
Why should I change my instruction?
What exactly is PBL and why is it a useful classroom tool?
What is the PBL Academy?
What will be expected of me at the PBL Academy?
Start the slide show to get some answers.
The world is changing and education must adapt to these changes. There is a great deal of evidence of this. For some powerful reasons, view these Youtube videos “Did You Know 2014” and “Changing Education Paradigms”.
There are many other places you can find similar calls to change. “Deeper Learning” is currently the term being used to describe the kind of learning in which our students need to be engaged. Click on the link to learn more details.
According to the Buck Institute for Education (BIE)
Project Based Learning”is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge”.
Watch “Project Based Learning Explained” for a 3.5 minute overview of PBL.
BIE’s website http://bie.org/ is a great source of information and tools for anyone wanting to understand PBL and begin to use it.
For some good reasons to use PBL, go to http://bie.org/about/why_pbl and explore the site. Be certain to look at the research section for a variety of evidence that PBL “works”.
The best way to get a sense of PBL in action is to view some of the resources available either on the BIE website or the website of Edutopia. You’ll have some choices of the grade level and content area to view, so you can see something you can imagine in your classroom.
On the BIE site, you’ll find a video library . In the right hand column of this site, is a search function that will help you narrow your choices.
On the Edutopia site, it isn’t as easy to find a video in your area, but there are some great videos to explore.
The PBL Academy provides project-based learning instruction, structure, and on-going support for K-16 educators. The goal of the PBL Academy is to help teachers improve student achievement through rigorous, authentic projects with community partners that address academic standards as well as the development of deeper learning.
The PBL Academy offers a comprehensive introduction to project-based learning as well as workshops for experienced practitioners who want to hone their skills. By clicking on the click above or going to http://pblacademy.org/,you will find the website of the PBL Academy with explanations of what we provide and links to useful resources.
Why should an educator attend?
Educators from the classroom to the central office can benefit from the professional development offered by The PBL Academy. Learn more about the three themes addressed throughout the week-long program.
The successful utilization of PBL in the classroom is highly effective teaching that results in successful student performance.Read moreabout how PBL relates to RISE and similar teacher evaluation rubrics.
The support and involvement of school and district leaders in PBL is fundamental to its success in the classroom.Read_more about how The PBL Academy can improve 1-to-1 computing implementation, shed light on an administrator's evaluation process, and give schools a competitive advantage in student retention.
Building a PBL-based support system within a school or district can increase teacher collaboration and student success.Read_more about how The PBL Academy supports the development of a collaborative culture.
PBL ACADEMY Summer Sessions
The PBL Academy has joined with others interested in PBL to form the Indiana Collaborative for PBLor ICPBL. The ICPBL or The Collaborative is comprised of six organizations which have come together for the purpose of supporting, sponsoring, and funding specific PBL project work across the state of Indiana.
It partners with Rose Hulman Technical Institute to create and maintain a website that includes a project library, links to PBL resources, links to each of the three supporting organizations, and information about the PBL Teacher Certification process.
Take a look at the different programs for this summer.
As with any educational experience that is worth anything, you will work hard AND have fun. The PBL Academy is facilitated by educators who practice PBL with real students in real classrooms. They understand both PBL AND the contexts of schools. They will have high expectations AND provide lots of support as you learn about PBL and design a PBL unit for your own use.
SOME NUTS AND BOLTS
(This is the focus of the next couple of slides)
Hopefully you’ve explored some videos of PBL in action.
The question “What does an educator do to prepare a PBL unit?” is certainly on your mind.
One way for you to get an idea of what you will produce during the PBL Academy is to examine some actual products archived and searchable in the Project Library.
Click on this link to go to the Project Library, then click on the Search Tutorial just below the title at the top of the library home page and learn how to search for a project that suits your interests. Be sure to log in with your username and password.
Find a project that interests you, and either open the PDF or download the files and examine them.