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Getting Started with Project-Based Learning (Hint: Don't Go Crazy)

Getting Started with Project-Based Learning (Hint: Don't Go Crazy) | Catherine Dobbie - Project Based Learning | Scoop.it
Before the start of the school year, many of us want to use the remaining weeks of summer to learn some new skills -- such as project-based learning (PBL).

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This is a short article that is a good introduction to PBL, and a good reminder that you may not be able to achieve everything you want in the first instande - implications for teaching in general not just PBL.

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I really liked this article because it talks about how to get started with PBL in the classroom. I certainly am nervous about understanding how to apply PBL in my future classroom and the task not be too daunting. This article provides good tips to consider when starting to implement PBL in the classroom!

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A Reading List for Project-Based Learning

A Reading List for Project-Based Learning | Catherine Dobbie - Project Based Learning | Scoop.it
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A Culture of Quality: A Reflection on Practice. Ron Berger (1996) Annenberg Institute for School Reform.

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This page offers a range of reading material to assist in learning more about project based learning.

 

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Formative assessment - Dylan Wiliam - Video search - Journey To Excellence

Formative assessment - Dylan Wiliam - Video search - Journey To Excellence | Catherine Dobbie - Project Based Learning | Scoop.it
Watch as Dylan Wiliam reviews the nature of formative assessment and how teachers can use it to gain better insights into student learning and achievement.
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Dylan Wiliam has been referred to by Tony Laughland in several lectures, in particular reference to formative assessment.
As I approach my second professional experince, I have note that this is something that I was not familiar enough with in my planning and programming last year.
 

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PBL Meets STEM: Delicious Main Course of Resources and Ideas

PBL Meets STEM: Delicious Main Course of Resources and Ideas | Catherine Dobbie - Project Based Learning | Scoop.it
It is great to share my second ISTE 2012 Blog from here in San Diego, CA. The first was on writing Driving Questions. In this post, you are about to discover one of my most resource-filled posts ev...
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Practical PBL: The Ongoing Challenges of Assessment

Practical PBL: The Ongoing Challenges of Assessment | Catherine Dobbie - Project Based Learning | Scoop.it

Katherine Piper offers three standards of assessment for individual student participation in PBL teams.


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Being able to record and assess student learning and acheivement in project based learning environments is of interest to me.

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How to Fuel Students’ Learning Through Their Interests

How to Fuel Students’ Learning Through Their Interests | Catherine Dobbie - Project Based Learning | Scoop.it

For David Preston, the term “open source learning” -- a variation on inquiry learning or passion-based learning --  is about helping students choosetheir own learning path, an approach that already has some well-known champions among educators.

 

The association’s purpose, he says, would be “inviting people to the policymaking table that don’t normally have a direct voice. And I’m not just talking about learners and tech-savvy teachers and administrators. I am also talking about neurologists, leaders in the Internet culture,” and people across other contemporary professions.

 


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This appears to be a development on the ideas of  project based learning, a way of tapping into childrens own interest and field of knowledge in order offer rich, authentic learning opportunities.

Watching that spark of interest in children, when they are offered the opportunity to immerse themslves in something of sincere and personal interest, seems to alleviate many behaviour management issues that arise from a sense of boredom with the standard material offered to a class.

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