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St anthony school

St. Anthony School

August 2012

Summer pd
Summer PD

  • Please fill out form

  • Post on NING or Edmodo

My take aways
My Take Aways

  • Student driven projects with purpose

  • Grant writing tips

  • Networking and social networking

  • Adobe Education Leader

  • HSTE

  • Do what your passionate about, Kailua Community Concert

  • What are you going to do?

  • Discuss on ning

Ning or edmodo
NING or Edmodo

  • Please tell us what your doing on NING or Edmodo

Activity based vs pbl
Activity Based vs PBL

  • PBL is not: the same as “making something” or “hands-on learning” or “doing an activity.”

Pbl is a teaching method in which students
PBL is a teaching method in which students:

  • Engage in a rigorous, extended process of inquiry focused on complex, authentic questions and problems

  • Work as independently from the teacher as possible, and have some degree of “voice and choice”

  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of academic knowledge and skills

  • Build 21st century skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, andCommunication

  • Create high-quality products and performances which are presented to a public audience

The 6 a s
The 6 A’s


Academic Rigor

Applied Learning

Active Exploration

Adult Relationships


Project critiquing
Project Critiquing

  • Star Comic

    • Is it PBL or just an activity?

    • Elements of PBL

  • Example of comic

8 essential elements of pbl
8 Essential Elements of PBL

  • Significant content

  • A Need to Know

  • A Driving Question

  • Student Voice and Choice

  • 21st Century Skills

  • Inquiry and Innovation

  • Feedback and Revision

  • Publicly Presented Product

Star comic1
Star Comic

  • Collaborative

    • Students worked in groups

  • Creative

    • Created story and illustrations

  • Critical Thinking

    • Researched life cycle of star

    • Create a story based on the life cycle of a star

  • Communication

    • Shared comics with younger students

  • Assessment

    • Rubrics and reflections


Positive take aways
Positive Take Aways

  • Well planned- teachers involved planned unit together

  • Benchmarks put into place before unit

  • Mini lectures for needed skills planned

  • Teachers involved modeled example of assignments

  • Engagement of students high

  • Success rate high

  • Reflections valuable

Negative take aways
Negative Take Aways

  • No adult connection

  • No real driving question

  • No real world connection or purpose

8 essential elements of pbl1
8 Essential Elements of PBL

  • Significant content- YES

  • A Need to Know- NO

  • A Driving Question- MAYBE

  • Student Voice and Choice- YES

  • 21st Century Skills- YES

  • Inquiry and Innovation- NO

  • Feedback and Revision- YES

  • Publicly Presented Product- YES

Evolving projects
Evolving Projects

  • HAIS Digital Media Grant

  • Garden Warriors Episode 1

  • Worm Composting Episode 2

  • Green Club Episode 3

Successes and take aways
Successes and Take Aways

  • Projects are not failures if they are not PBL

  • Collaborate with others

  • Create a model

  • Maintain communication

  • Use social networking sites to communicate

    • Edmodo

  • Flip teach for skills needed

    • Teacher or student created screen casts


  • Showcase student work

Reflections and assessments
Reflections and Assessments

  • ePortfolios or blogs

    • Reflections of progress or what was learned

    • ongoing record of progress

    • Feed back about learning

    • Assessment

  • Edmodo

    • Formative Assessments

  • Teacher websites