Course 6 - Project-Based Learning (PBL): Not the Same as "Doing Projects" Now Open!
Projects tend to be assigned at the end of a unit as a student demonstration of understanding. What if projects could not only demonstrate but also DRIVE student learning?This module, "Project-based Learning (PBL): Not the Same as Doing Projects", explores the difference between projects and Project-Based Learning, reviews an Exempar PBL project, and dives into how teachers can effectively implement PBL in their own classroom tomorrow.
After completing this module, teachers will be able to:
differentiate between a project and project-based learning.
explain the components of an exemplar PBL project,
explain how student-identified “Knows” and “Need to Knows” can drive instruction,
use a variety of strategies to set high expectations for quality and rigor of PBL projects, and
use a variety of tools to manage student performance and group-work accountability.
Immediate Application in the Classroom
Teachers will walk away with a toolkit full of resources to help them implement a PBL unit in their classroom
Teachers will tie all classroom activities back to the project big idea
Teacher will act as facilitator rather than deliverer of information
Students will decide what needs to be learned in class.