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PBL. for the 21 st century. Out-of-School Time Project Based Learning:. Preparing Your Site and Staff Buck Institute for Education Public Health Management Corporation June 2009. Get Ready for Success with Project-Based Learning. Why introduce PBL to your site?.

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PBL

for the 21st century


Out of school time project based learning
Out-of-School Time Project Based Learning:

Preparing Your Site and Staff

Buck Institute for Education

Public Health Management Corporation

June 2009


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Get Ready for Success with

Project-Based Learning


Why introduce pbl to your site
Why introduce PBL to your site?

  • Builds on what you already do

  • Brings more real-world experiences to your students

  • Prepares youth for life

  • Strengthens communities



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PBL supports youth development

Youth needs

Resilient behaviors/internal assets

Protective factors

Safety

Love

Belonging

Respect

Mastery

Challenge

Power

Meaning

Cooperation

Empathy

Problem-solving

Self-efficacy

Self-awareness

Goals and aspirations

Caring relationships

High expectations

Meaningful participation

Improved health, social, academic and culturally appreciative outcomes


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Best Practices in Education

  • PBL teaches 21st-century skills

    • Communication; teamwork; self-management; creativity; problem-solving

    • PBL provides active instruction that builds on student interests

    • PBL allows youth to explore more ‘real-world’ topics


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Best Practices in

Out-of-School Programs

  • Positive relationships with youth

  • Encourages youth choice

  • Staff interacts with youth

  • Communicates high standards and expectations

  • Builds links to the community

  • Stresses academic assistance, service learning, and enrichment

  • Opportunity to learn in ‘real-world’ context

  • Opportunity for leadership development

  • Career exploration and connections to employers


Projects encourage good habits of mind
Projects encourage good Habits of Mind

  • Persisting

  • Managing Impulsivity

  • Listening with Understanding and Empathy

  • Thinking about Thinking

  • Striving for Accuracy

  • Questioning and Posing Problems

  • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations

  • Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision

  • Gathering Data through all Senses

  • Creating, Imagining, Innovating

  • Responding with Wonderment and Awe

  • Taking Responsible Risks

  • Finding Humor

  • Thinking Interdependently

  • Remaining Open to Continuous Learning


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Through the project experience, students learn useful information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind

Skills

1 –2 life skills

knowledge

Habits of Mind


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Experiencing Project Based Learning… information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind


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“projects” versus project-based learning information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind


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A video example: information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind

New Brunswick Gender Project


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Project Design Principles information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind

Begin with the end in mind

Manage the process

Craft the Driving Question

Map the project

Project assessment


Video m y t o w n
Video: M.Y.T.O.W.N. information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind

Youth-led tours

in Boston—started with a question

(or 2)

www.mytowninc.org


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Crafting a Driving Question information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind


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A driving question is ... information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind

  • Open-ended

  • Authentic

  • Concrete

  • Relevant

  • Requires core knowledge to answer

  • Provocative

  • Requires 21st Century Skills (such as Communication or Collaboration)


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Refining a dq: Example from a science class information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind

Can science be used to solve crimes?

Would you trust your guilt or innocence to science?


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Refining a dq: A local example information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind

  • Why do children in Philadelphia suffer from asthma?

How can we reduce asthma in our neighborhood?


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Refining a dq: A local example information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind

  • Why is lead poisoning found in rowhousing?

Are efforts to reduce lead poisoning in our neighborhood effective?


More driving questions
More Driving Questions information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind

  • How can we nourish our community?

  • How green is our neighborhood?

  • What does waste really cost us?

  • How can we turn empty lots into neighborhood treasures?

  • Which books belong in our library?


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Planning a project for your site information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind


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Project Examples information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind

Community Mapping Project

My Art, My Voice


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Using the Project Planning Form information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind


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Projects to consider… information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind

  • Projects that focus on local issues

  • Projects that map community assets

  • Projects that tell an important story about the neighborhood or community


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The Refining protocol information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind


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Using the Project Rubric information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind


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The Project Rubric: What we want students to learn… information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind

  • Project content

  • Collaboration

  • Communication

  • Habits of Mind and Career Preparation

  • Literacy


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Managing Projects information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind


Tips for managing the project
Tips for Managing the project… information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind

  • Pay attention to group behaviors—mix up team members on your next project

  • Use task lists and timesheets to help students manage their time and meet deadlines

  • Consider using group contracts so students “sign on” to the project effort

  • Debrief with team leaders

  • Have groups report out to whole


Use the debriefing form at the end of each project
Use the Debriefing Form at the end of each project information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind

  • What did I learn?

  • How interesting was this project?

  • Were the instructions clear?

  • Were the activities well-organized?

  • What skills or habits of mind did I improve?


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Preparing your site for PBL information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind


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Make your site “PBL- friendly” information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind

Think about…

--‘Facilitation versus instruction’

--Making time in your schedule for PBL

--Adapting sample project plans to fit your context

--Using Web resources (project libraries, Edutopia videos) to learn more


Documenting a project
Documenting a Project information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind

Keep a Project Based Learning Binder with:

  • Project Planning Form

  • Project-specific rubric (for each youth)

  • Task List (for each youth, grades two and up)

  • Debriefing Forms (for each youth, grades two and up)

  • Evidence of culminating project, such as pictures, copies of student work, portfolios, etc.

Create a separate binder for each Project and keep it on site


Protocol for tuning projects
Protocol for tuning projects information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind

  • Present your project to one or two other table groups. Outline your Driving Question, project activities, and products. Other team(s) listen without responding or questioning. (3 minutes)

  • Other team(s) asks clarifying questions. (2 minutes)

  • Team(s) offer warm feedback. (2 minutes). “I Like …”

  • Team(s) offer cool (not cruel) feedback. (2 minutes). “I Wonder if …”

  • Together, teams discussideas for improvement. (2 minutes). “ A Good Next Step Might Be …”


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Resources from Buck Institute for Education information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind

Buck Institute for Education resources include:

  • Website: www.bie.org

  • PBL Handbook and Starter Kit series

  • PBL Online: www.pbl-online.org

    BIE is dedicated to improving 21st Century teaching and learning by creating and disseminating knowledge, products, and practices for effective project-based learning


Find more ideas here
Find More Ideas Here information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind

These organizations offer examples of youth projects that offer a high degree of engagement and youth voice:

DoSomething!www.dosomething.org

Promise of Placewww.promiseofplace.org

What Kids Can Dohttp://whatkidscando.org

Youth Venturewww.genv.net


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More Web-based resources information, practice skills, and acquire habits of mind

  • www.pbl-online.org

  • www.novelapproachpbl.com

  • http://collaboratory.nunet.net/cwebdocs/index.html

  • www.imsa.org

  • www.glef.org

  • www.bie.org

  • … On-line project libraries

  • http://projects.hightechhigh.org/

  • http://www.pbl-online.org/

  • http://pathways.ohiorc.org/

  • http://www.envisionprojects.org/cs/envision/print/docs/750

  • http://www.wested.org/pblnet/exemplary_projects.html

  • http://virtualschoolhouse.visionlink.org/projects.htm


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