Thursday, February 2, 2012

Project-Based Learning

When we have so many students who are active learners, it doesn't make sense to create a learning environment that is based upon introspective, individualized learning.  It is much more challenging for students to be given problems or projects or challenges to address and solve.
What is your preference?

Read through the Edutopia Project-Based Learning module. This is something that we will be doing next week and it is important for you to know the background.

Once you have an idea about the concept of PBL, it is useful to look at various projects that students have done.  Review these two articles by Eeva Reader: The PBL Launch Pad, Worthwhile Projects for High School Students  (parts 1 and 2)
Look to see what they are doing at High Tech High.

Spend some time thinking about what you would do in your classroom. These are limited to high school.  What can you find about using PBL at the elementary level?  Jot down some notes about what you would do.

Get ready to learn, do and create some Project-Based Learning activities.

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