Project Learning. No longer scissors, glue and dioramas…. Spaghetti and Marshmallows. Astrological signs Spaghetti and marshmallows Terri Steimer – Marshmallow commissioner… 18 minutes!!! Why This Activity?. What is Project Learning?. What it is NOT!!! An additional demand
No longer scissors, glue and dioramas…
What it is NOT!!!
What it is
Project Based Learning is a teaching and learning model (curriculum development and instructional approach) that emphasizes student-centered instruction by assigning projects. It allows students to work more autonomously to construct their own learning, and culminates in realistic, student-generated products.
What, Why, Benefits
Ticket to break – 2 sentences on the Marshmallow Challenge
A Case Study…Kinda
How might we make a gradebetter represent what students know rather than what they did?
At least, it was an attempt at one…
From: Frank Noschese’s blog post, “The Tower” (7/27/11)
Inspired by the 4.0 grade point average system, the rating system used in SBG simply assigns a numeric value to a level of proficiency.
Here is how it looks in comparison to how we are used to grading:
Mr. Abud, I was wondering what my grade is; it says “approaching proficiency” a bunch of times.
Perhaps my grade was artificially inflated by all that copying I did on my homework for completion…
The following actions can be part of a small action research project in your own classroom:
It is more “fun” when you do it with others
A guide to the new GPPSS teacher evaluation process
The goal is effective, dynamic instruction that leads to growth in student achievement. This is intended to be a collaborative process built on a researched model to enhance professional practice.