Project-Based Learning (PBL):
Project-Based Learning (PBL) provides and engaging, motivating, & authentic way of learning for our students. PBL isn't just about "doing a project," but rather the process of what it takes to work with and perform as a team. It is the ultimate instructional strategy to for promoting team work, communication, collaboration, innovation, and creativity. In room 8, we infuse PBL with the use of technology & web 2.0 tools to make the experience more authentic for the world our students will face tomorrow.
Mr. C is PBL Trained with BIE & PBLU:
8-Essential Elements of PBL:
1. Focused on Significant Content - at its core, the project is focused on teaching students important knowledge and skills, derived from standards and key concepts at the heart of academic subjects.
2. Develop 21st Century Skills - students build skills valuable for today's world, such as critical thinking/problem solving, collaboration, and communication, which are taught and assessed. Tech & web 2.0 tools are infused so students learn these skills in person & online.
3. Engage Students In In-Depth Inquiry - students are engaged in rigorous, extended process of asking questions, using resources, and developing answers.
4. Organize Task Around Driving Question - project work is focused by an open-ended question that students explore or that captures the task the are completing.
5. Establish a Need to Know - students see the need to gain knowledge, understand concepts, and apply skills in order to answer the Driving Question and create project products, beginning with an Entry Event that generates interest & curiosity.
6. Encourage Voice & Choice - students are allowed to make some choices about the products to be created, how they work, and how they use their time, guided by the teacher and depending on age level and PBL experience.
7. Incorporate Revision & Reflection - the project includes processes for students to use feedback to consider additions and changes that lead to high-quality products, and think about what and how they are learning.
8. Include a Public Audience - students present their work to other people, beyond their classmates and teacher.
Introduction to PBL:
Milliken Mills Project