Project-Based Learning Gwen Giddens, Director, LRS firstname.lastname@example.org 520-2254
Your Knowledge • What do you already know about project-based learning? Have you done it either as a student or teacher? • What do you wonder about project-based learning?
Project-Based Learning (defined by Intel) Project-based learning is a student-centered, instructional model. It develops content area knowledge and skills through an extended task that promotes student inquiry and authentic demonstrations of learning in products and performances. Project-based curriculum is driven by important Curriculum-Framing Questions that tie content standards and higher-order thinking to real-world contexts. Project-based units include varied instructional strategies to engage all students regardless of their learning style. Often students collaborate with outside experts and community members to answer questions and gain deeper meaning of the content. Technology is used to support learning. Throughout project work, multiple types of assessment are embedded to ensure that students produce high quality work.
YouTube videos • 3 teachers integrate - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPQ1gT_9rcw&hd=1 (5:36) • K - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eyucHMifto (9:01) • middle math - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlHVw96vOhQ (5:03)
Why do it? • Increased motivation • Academic gains • Improved higher-order thinking • Increased collaboration • Growth in self-direction • Benefits all students
Project-Based Learning Intel address for Project-Based Learning • http://www.intel.com/about/corporateresponsibility/education/programs/elements.htm For more information on Project-Based learning go to http://educate.intel.com/en/ProjectDesign and view sections on: • Project Design • Thinking Skills • Instructional Strategies