Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning

Author: John Larmer,John Mergendoller,Suzie Boss

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416620915

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 6920

Project based learning (PBL) is gaining renewed attention with the current focus on college and career readiness and the performance-based emphases of Common Core State Standards, but only high-quality versions can deliver the beneficial outcomes that schools want for their students. It’s not enough to just “do projects.” Today’s projects need to be rigorous, engaging, and in-depth, and they need to have student voice and choice built in. Such projects require careful planning and pedagogical skill. The authors—leaders at the respected Buck Institute for Education—take readers through the step-by-step process of how to create, implement, and assess PBL using a classroom-tested framework. Also included are chapters for school leaders on implementing PBL systemwide and the use of PBL in informal settings. Examples from all grade levels and content areas provide evidence of the powerful effects that PBL can have, including * increased student motivation and preparation for college, careers, and citizenship; * better results on high-stakes tests; * a more satisfying teaching experience; and * new ways for educators to communicate with parents, communities, and the wider world. By successfully implementing PBL, teachers can not only help students meet standards but also greatly improve their instruction and make school a more meaningful place for learning. Both practical and inspirational, this book is an essential guide to creating classrooms and schools where students—and teachers—excel.
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Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning

Author: John Larmer,John Mergendoller,Suzie Boss

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416620338

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 4605

Project based learning (PBL) is gaining renewed attention with the current focus on college and career readiness and the performance-based emphases of Common Core State Standards, but only high-quality versions can deliver the beneficial outcomes that schools want for their students. It’s not enough to just “do projects.” Today’s projects need to be rigorous, engaging, and in-depth, and they need to have student voice and choice built in. Such projects require careful planning and pedagogical skill. The authors—leaders at the respected Buck Institute for Education—take readers through the step-by-step process of how to create, implement, and assess PBL using a classroom-tested framework. Also included are chapters for school leaders on implementing PBL systemwide and the use of PBL in informal settings. Examples from all grade levels and content areas provide evidence of the powerful effects that PBL can have, including * increased student motivation and preparation for college, careers, and citizenship; * better results on high-stakes tests; * a more satisfying teaching experience; and * new ways for educators to communicate with parents, communities, and the wider world. By successfully implementing PBL, teachers can not only help students meet standards but also greatly improve their instruction and make school a more meaningful place for learning. Both practical and inspirational, this book is an essential guide to creating classrooms and schools where students—and teachers—excel.
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Authentic Learning Experiences

A Real-World Approach to Project-Based Learning

Author: Dayna Laur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317921313

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 8327

Learn how to implement a real-world approach to project-based learning. Authentic learning experiences are created around genuine, outside audiences and meaningful purposes. They meet the Common Core, engage students in critical thinking and 21st Century learning, teach important skills such as research and collaboration, and improve student learning. This practical guide provides step-by-step instructions to make it easy for teachers to create their own authentic learning experiences. The book is loaded with a variety of examples from different grade levels and content areas. Bonus! Each example incorporates technology and addresses the Common Core State Standards.
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Project-Based Learning

Differentiating Instruction for the 21st Century

Author: William N. Bender

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412997909

Category: Education

Page: 198

View: 9146

This book's collection of instructional strategies and assessment methods show how to implement and differentiate project-based learning that fosters 21st century skills in Grades K–12.
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Thinking Through Project-Based Learning

Guiding Deeper Inquiry

Author: Jane Krauss,Suzie Boss

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483304485

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 8740

Everything you need to know to lead effective and engaging project-based learning! This timely and practical book shows how to implement academically-rich classroom projects that teach the all-important skill of inquiry. Teachers will find: A research-driven case for project-based learning, supported by current findings on brain development and connections with Common Core standards Numerous sample projects for every K-12 grade level Strategies for integrating project-based learning within all main subject areas, across disciplines, and with current technology and social media Ideas for involving the community through student field research, special guests, and showcasing student work
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Project Based Learning

25 Projects for 21st Century Learning

Author: Ralph Maltese

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457510596

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 9341

Each project is prefaced by the author's reflections on the context of the project, its challenges, and the means to overcome those obstacles.
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Problem-Based Learning in Middle and High School Classrooms

A Teacher's Guide to Implementation

Author: Ann Lambros

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483360466

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 4192

Lambros gives teachers all the tools they need for PBL instruction to boost reading comprehension, social skill development, content retention, and student motivation.
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DIY Project Based Learning for Math and Science

Author: Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317486404

Category: Education

Page: 156

View: 6570

Are you interested in using Project Based Learning to revamp your lessons, but aren’t sure how to get started? In DIY Project Based Learning for Math and Science, award-winning teacher and Edutopia blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron makes it fun and easy! Project Based Learning encourages students and teachers alike to abandon their dusty textbooks, and instead embrace a form of curriculum design focused on student engagement, innovation, and creative problem-solving. A leading name in this field, Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares some of her most popular units for Math and Science in this exciting new collection. This book is an essential resource for teachers looking to: Create their own project-based learning units. Engage student in their education by grounding lessons in real-world problems and encouraging them to develop creative solutions. Incorporate role-playing into everyday learning. Develop real-world lessons to get students to understand the life-long relevance of what they are learning. Assess multiple skills and subject areas in an integrated way. Collaborate with teachers across subject areas. Test authentic skills and set authentic goals for their students to grow as individuals. Part I of the book features five full units, complete with student samples, targeted rubrics, a checklist to keep students on track, and even "Homework Hints." Part II is a mix-and-match section of tools you can use to create your own PBL-aligned lessons. The tools are available as eResources on our website, www.routledge.com/9781138891609, so you can print and use them in your classroom immediately.
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Developing Natural Curiosity through Project-Based Learning

Five Strategies for the PreK–3 Classroom

Author: Dayna Laur,Jill Ackers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315528398

Category: Education

Page: 198

View: 3893

Developing Natural Curiosity through Project-Based Learning is a practical guide that provides step-by-step instructions for PreK–3 teachers interested in embedding project-based learning (PBL) into their daily classroom routine. The book spells out the five steps teachers can use to create authentic PBL challenges for their learners and illustrates exactly what that looks like in an early childhood classroom. Authentic project-based learning experiences engage children in the mastery of twenty-first-century skills and state standards to empower them as learners, making an understanding of PBL vital for PreK–3 teachers everywhere.
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Project Based Learning Handbook

Author: Thom Markham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781320629812

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 366

A Guide to standards-focused project based learning for middle and high school teachers
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Implementing ProjectBased Learning

Author: Suzie Boss

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1942496125

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 3346

Deepen learning experiences in every classroom. Project-based learning (PBL) has the potential to fully engage students of the digital age, changing student-teacher dynamics and giving students greater influence and agency in their learning. Discover user-friendly strategies for implementing PBL to equip students with essential 21st century skills, strengthen their problem-solving abilities, and prepare them for college and careers.
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Practical Guide to Project-Based Learning

Author: Mun Wai Ho,Mark Brooke

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 981320222X

Category:

Page: 212

View: 1904

Project-based and industry-linked learning are increasingly pursued in undergraduate studies at the university as well as at the polytechnics, 'A' levels and the international baccalaureate programmes. These courses are usually structured as part of the Final Year Projects. Their applied nature is also motivated by the increasing emphasis on collaborations between the academia and the industry. This book shall serve as a text and a practical reference for students, lecturers and industry supervisors to design, structure and supervise their projects so that they will serve the desired curricular objectives as well as the needs of the industry collaborators. In essence, it will guide students to write their final year dissertations. A key feature of this book is its practical orientation. It contains a lot of examples. It is structured in a series of questions and answers which mimics the thought process of a student working on his/her final year project dissertation. Specifically, the book has also included some contemporary topics such as design thinking and pecha kucha presentations which would be of particular interest to instructors and students. Request Inspection Copy
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Transforming Schools Using Project-Based Learning, Performance Assessment, and Common Core Standards

Author: Bob Lenz,Justin Wells,Sally Kingston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118739701

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 8833

It's not what students know, but what they do with what they know that is important Schools are changing in response to this reality, and in Transforming Schools Using Project-Based Learning, Performance Assessment, and Common Core Standards, Bob Lenz, Justin Wells, and Sally Kingston draw on the example of the Envision Education schools, as well as other leading schools around the country, to show how the concept of deeper learning can meet the need for students who are both college and career ready and engaged in their own education. In this book, the authors explain how project-based learning can blend with Common Core-aligned performance assessment for deeper learning. You'll discover how many schools have successfully made the transition from traditional, teacher-centered learning to project-based, deeper learning and find many practical ideas for implementation. Companion DVD and website include videos showing how to implement deeper learning strategies in the classroom Evidence-based descriptions show why deeper learning is right for students Performance assessment experts explain how to align assessments with Common Core by shifting the emphasis from knowing to doing Extensive game plan section provides step-by-step guidance for change Schools are complex organizations, and transformation involves all of the stakeholders, from students to superintendents. But as this book shows, there are amazing benefits to be realized when everyone commits to diving deeper into learning.
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Project-Based Learning Tasks for Common Core State Standards , Grades 6 - 8

Author: Schyrlet Cameron,Carolyn Craig

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 1622234634

Category: Education

Page: 64

View: 8245

Project-Based Learning Tasks for Common Core State Standards is designed to help middle-school students use research skills, teamwork, communication, and critical thinking to solve real-life problems. Includes a Common Core State Standards matrix. --Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character. Mark Twain Media also provides innovative classroom solutions for bulletin boards and interactive whiteboards. Since 1977, Mark Twain Media has remained a reliable source for a wide variety of engaging classroom resources.
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Anxiety and Depression in the Classroom: A Teacher's Guide to Fostering Self-Regulation in Young Students

Author: Nadja Reilly

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393709965

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 9113

Guidance for teachers on two pressing problems in student mental health. Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health problems for young students, and can be particularly hard to detect and support. In this book, the first of its kind for teachers, Nadja Reilly lays out with richly detailed examples the signs to look for so educators can direct their students to help and ensure emotional wellness in the classroom. Grounded in recent psychological research and practical self-regulation tools, Reilly opens her study out onto nourishing emotional wellness in all students, communicating with parents, and schoolwide mental health advocacy.
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DIY Project Based Learning for ELA and History

Author: Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317486382

Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 2255

Are you interested in using Project Based Learning to revamp your lessons, but aren’t sure how to get started? In DIY Project Based Learning in ELA and History, award-winning teacher and Edutopia blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron makes it fun and easy! Project Based Learning encourages students and teachers alike to abandon their dusty textbooks, and instead embrace a form of curriculum design focused on student engagement, innovation, and creative problem-solving. A leading name in this field, Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares some of her most popular units for ELA and Social Studies in this exciting new collection. This book is an essential resource for teachers looking to: Create their own Project Based Learning units. Engage student in their education by grounding lessons in real-world problems and encouraging them to develop creative solutions. Incorporate role-playing into everyday learning. Develop real-world lessons to get students to understand the life-long relevance of what they are learning. Assess multiple skills and subject areas in an integrated way. Collaborate with teachers across subject areas. Test authentic skills and set authentic goals for their students to grow as individuals. Part I of the book features six full units, complete with student samples, targeted rubrics, a checklist to keep students on track, and even "Homework Hints." Part II is a mix-and-match section of tools you can use to create your own PBL-aligned lessons. The tools are available as eResources on our website, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138891623, so you can print and use them in your classroom immediately.
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Hacking Project Based Learning

10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom

Author: Ross Cooper,Erin Murphy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998570518

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 5179

It's time to say Yes to PBL Project Based Learning can be messy, complicated, and downright scary. When done right, though, PBL and Inquiry are challenging, inspiring and fun for students. Best of all, when project-based learning is done right, it actually makes the teacher's job easier.
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Rigorous PBL by Design

Three Shifts for Developing Confident and Competent Learners

Author: Michael McDowell

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506359000

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 1805

By designing projects that move students from surface to deep and transfer learning through PBL, they will become confident and competent learners. Discover how to make three shifts essential to improving PBL’s overall effect: Clarity: Students should be clear on what they are expected to learn, where they are in the process, and what next steps they need to take to get there. Challenge: Help students move from surface to deep and transfer learning. Culture: Empower them to use that knowledge to make a difference in theirs and the lives of others.
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Project-Based Learning Across the Disciplines

Plan, Manage, and Assess Through +1 Pedagogy

Author: Acacia M. Warren

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 150633508X

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 5032

A turnkey and cost-effective PBL framework that is highly recommended! Are you tired of complex and costly PBL models? Support students’ academic, literacy, and life goals with the +1Pedagogy™ framework. You’ll learn to easily blend theory and practice, core standards, 21st Century Skills, and technology for a comprehensive – and unforgettable - learning experience. K-12 educators, coaches and administrators will learn to: Stimulate students’ interest across disciplines Implement a turnkey, interdisciplinary +1P framework Immerse students in authentic inquiry and real-world application Integrate college and career readiness and digital technology The book includes 9 inspiring sample units and over 30 helpful templates.
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