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
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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.