Previously in this series on going deeper with project-based learning, we've explored the importance of teacher reflection in teacher reflection in PBL, considered how to plan interdisciplinary proje...
Discover how project-based learning teaches students to explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying.
Complete resources for PBL, K-14: publications, online tools, professional development, and research. Website resources include 'how-to' videos and example projects, a Do-It-Yourself project planning tutorial, links to online project libraries, useful downloads of project planning and management forms, and a forum for posting questions to experts and fellow practitioners. Books available: PBL Starter Kit, PBL in the Elementary Grades, and the PBL Handbook. The nonprofit Buck Institute for Education has (BIE) has supported PBL since 1998, working with school districts and networks, state and federal educational agencies, Ministries of Education, advocacy organizations, foundations and university partners to expand the use of effective PBL for the 21st century.
Includes: The Basics, Features of Project-Based Instruction, Issues Raised About Project-Based Learning, The Student in Project-Based Instruction, Instructional Sequence in Project-Based Instruction, Four Stages of Inquiry: Applying Theory to Projects in This Web Site
This book, like Dr. Wagner’s previous one, has many different audiences; it is not a book exclusively for K-12 educators, and includes among its targets parents of young and school-age children, post-secondary educators, and, more generally, those many general nonfiction readers who have been influenced by Thomas Friedman to recognize that the “World is [Now] Flat” and it is essential that we confront the changing demands of our fast-changing times.
Project-based learning is a student-centered, instructional model. It develops content area knowledge and skills through an extended task that promotes student inquiry and authentic demonstrations of learning in products and performances. Project-based curriculum is driven by important Curriculum-Framing Questions that tie content standards and higher-order thinking to real-world contexts.