Project-Based Learning (PBL) naturally lends itself to differentiated instruction. By design, it is student-centered, student-driven and gives space for teachers to meet the needs of students in a variety of ways. PBL can allow for effective differentiation in assessment as well as daily management and instruction. PBL experts will tell you this, but I often hear teachers ask for real examples, specifics to help them contextualize what it "looks like" in the classroom. In fact, the inspiration for this blog came specifically from requests on Twitter! We all need to try out specific ideas and strategies to get our brains working in a different context. Here are some specific differentiation strategies to use during a PBL project.
Preliminary results about video usage, obtained from initial analyses of a few edX math and science courses. Unsurprisingly, students engaged more with shorter videos.
The optimal video length is 6 minutes or shorter - students watched most of the way through these short videos. In fact, the average engagement time of any video maxes out at 6 minutes, regardless of its length. And engagement times decrease as videos lengthen.
I've been thinking, experimenting and testing out ideas about how to move math instruction forward in my classroom, using technology and Problem-Based Learning (PBL) as much as I can. It's a daunting task even if I've done ...
In October, we kicked off a new project which will focus on fostering the community of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) practitioners at Leeward Community College and Hawaii at large. We will answer the question, what does it ...
The Guardian Five questions to Peter Buckskin: on the importance of Indigenous teachers The Guardian I want to talk up the importance of partnerships between teachers and parents, where shared responsibility is integral to the achievement of...
Where do parents fit in at school? There is abundant research that shows parent involvement has a positive impact on school and student achievement – yet all too often, parents and teachers struggle to work together.
Problem-based learning (PBL): This approach is unique, yet we're seeing many instituions within higher education incorporating this method. Students begin with a problem, it is first step in the learning process.
MC2 STEM High School has fabrication laboratories ("fab labs") where students learn to use advanced equipment such as the "shop-bot" (left) that they can use for their interdisciplinary project-base (Integrated Projects = Deeper Learning | Edutopia...
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