Bringing THE REAL WORLD into our classrooms! PROBLEMS, PROBLEMS, PROBLEMS!!!!
What is PBL? • http://www.edutopia.org/project-learning-introduction-video • Moving from : Listen to different sounds. Make a graph. Identify features of common sounds that are disturbing to the ear. • To: Identify five sound pollutions in the community. Form task forces to study the problems and recommend solutions.
Driving Questions • The "Project Based Learning Handbook" has some great tips for developing driving questions with the guidelines below: • Driving Questions are Provocative • Driving Questions are Open Ended • Driving Questions go to the heart of a discipline or topic • Driving Questions are challenging • Driving Questions can arise from real world dilemmas that students find interesting • Driving Questions are consistent with standards (Objectives) • http://www.pbl-online.org/driving_question/dqexplore/dqexplore1.html
PBL’s Include the following Essential Components: • 1. A "driving question" that is anchored in a real-world problem and ideally uses multiple content areas • 2. Opportunities for students to make active investigations that enable them to learn concepts, apply information, and represent their knowledge in a variety of ways • 3. Collaboration among students, teachers, and others in the community so that knowledge can be shared and distributed between the members of the "learning community" • 4. The use of cognitive tools in learning environments that support students in the representation of their ideas: cognitive tools such as computer-based laboratories, hypermedia, graphing applications, and telecommunications (Blumenfeld et al., 1991). • http://abpc.wikispaces.com/file/view/guidelinesPBL.doc
Possible Products • Write a proposal Invent a device • Develop a plan Debate an issue • Design a website Produce a play • Publish a magazine Build a model • Create art • Recommend a solution • Conduct a Campaign • Create a multimedia presentation
Entry Event – engages students and gives reason for inquire • Field trip • Guest speaker • Video/Website • Lively discussion • Puzzling problem • Simulation or activity • Song, poem, art, etc….
How do I evaluate my PBL? * Assessment helps teachers develop more complex relationships with their students... * Assessment helps students answer the questions "Am I getting it?" and "How am I doing?"... * Assessment can help make content connections clear... * Assessment engages students directly in the evaluation of their own work... * Assessment helps teachers plan their next steps... * Assessment helps students plan their projects... RubricsThe most common assessment and evaluation tools used for collaborative learning are web-based rubrics. • Generic Rubrics can be found at the following site: http://www.bie.org/files/BIE_PBLrubrics.pdf
PBL Examples http://www.bie.org/index.php/site/PBL/resources/Project_Examples http://college.cengage.com/education/pbl/project/project.html http://www.sdst.org/shs/library/pbl.html http://wvde.state.wv.us/teach21/pbl.html http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/lessons/index_sci.html http://www.wested.org/pblnet/other_gp.html http://www.envisionprojects.org/cs/envision/print/docs/743 http://www.techlearning.com/article/1640 http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/projects/projects.html#other-current Want more info? See power point: http://www.slideshare.net/internationaled/p-b-l-for-the21st-century
Alternatives • RAFT-ROLE, FORMAT AUDIENCE TOPIC • http://www.readingquest.org/strat/raft.html • Easy RAFTS-http://www.writingfix.com/WAC/Writing_Across_Curriculum_RAFTS_Math.htm