PROJECT-BASED LEARNING. WHAT IS PROJECT-BASED LEARNING?. … is Academically Rigorous. PBL engages students in complex, real-world problem solving…. … is Relevant. PBL. … uses Active Learning. WHAT IS PROJECT-BASED LEARNING?.
… is Academically Rigorous
PBL engages students in complex,
real-world problem solving…
…uses Active Learning
Project Based Learning is a teaching and learning model that focuses on the central concepts and principles of a discipline, involves students in problem solving and other meaningful tasks, allows students to work autonomously to construct their own learning, culminates in realistic, student generated products.
What do you want your students to know and be able to do?
The Six A’s
Three Ideas for improving learning:
Does the project
Conventional Twitch Speed
Step-by-Step Random Access
Linear Processing Parallel Processing
Text First Graphics First
An education company has asked for your help to create an activity with the following materials. 20 pieces of paper, 4 paper clips, 10 inches of tape and a tennis ball. The activity should include 21st Century Skills and other content areas. Work in groups of 3 to 5. You have 20 minutes to complete and present
your group results.
You have been given 20 pieces of paper, 4 paper clips and 10 inches of tape.
Your group is to build the highest paper tower possible that will support a tennis ball for 10 seconds when placed on top. The structure is to be free standing and cannot touch any other object that would aid in support. The tape is also not to be used to attach the tower to any other object. One final objective for your group is to make connections to STEM content areas relating to this activity. You have 20 minutes to complete.
Present the Problem, Scenario, or Situation
Define problem statement
List what is known
List what is unknown, or needed to know
List what is needed to be done: Action Plan, who will do what and why
Gather and analyze information (Dynamic Governance)
When crafting the Driving Question, remember:
To learn collaboration –
work in teams
To learn critical thinking –
take on complex problems
To learn oral communication –
To learn written communications –
To learn technology –
To develop citizenship –
take on civic and global issues--
To learn about careers –
To learn content –
research and do all of the above
The teacher’s role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, mentor…
not directing and managing all student work.
Marshall County Schools, WV