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Practicing PBL: bring Project Based Learning alive every day!
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Video Archives for Live Meetings
Week 1 -- PBL basic understandings
Week 2 -- KADQ & the launch
Week 3 -- high expectations
Week 4 -- grouping
Week 5 -- the work
Week 6 -- mid-point regroup
Week 7 -- the closing
Week 8 -- the assessment
Week 9 -- Post-project wrap up AND our course wrap up!
Why Project- Problem-Based Learning?
What's your story?
Chapter 1, the prep
essential components for Project/Problem Based Learning (0:25)
teacher collaboration (0:50)
Chapter 2, Craft a Kick Ass Driving Question (KADQ)
Resources for KADQs
What to do once you have your KADQ
Chapter 3, time to launch!
the launch! Getting them undeniably hooked and begging to start!
Resources and questions for the launch
Chapter 4, ensuring high expectations (from you and from them)
High Expectations: the challenge!
Shifting from the launch to setting expectations (2:23)
Keeping quality high: soft & hard deadlines (3:58)
Chapter 5, building great groups, not great bullies
the challenge great groups = great engagement (3:55)
Grouping as an intentional act (1:35)
Ability grouping (1:27)
Interest grouping (3:43)
Readiness grouping (2:26)
*Personality grouping (esp for elementary) (1:05)
+1 more that *might* get you fired (4:27)
Contracts -- not your usual approach (6:49)
Student self-selected groups? Maybe. (4:00)
Additional resources about grouping
Chapter 6, manage that mess!
The challenge: planning and guiding student-led flow (1:56)
Teacher traps: Hannah Helper, Lazy Larry, & Polly Police Officer (3:20)
Balancing freedom and responsibility
Communicating PBL goals with parents
Teachable moments are created, not accidental
Teacher to Student Interactions
Student to Self interactions
Student to Student interactions
Teacher to Teacher interactions
Portrait of a PBL Teacher
Chapter 7 , the mid-point re-group: keeping urgency & quality high when we hit that lull
The challenge: planning your midpoint regroup
Excerpt from Lesson for LifePractice Learning, Chapter 6
Chapter 8, bringing it in for a landing
The challenge: intentionally designed closing (1:21)
Making it happen (vid) (3:36)
Chapter 9, how you know they're learning it
The challenge: building in assessments along the way (1:59)
Rethinking assessment and tests (6:59)
Rubrics for skills (6:46)
Content knowledge "percent correct" (3:29)
Why do we want to publish everything?
Self and peer evaluations (2:29)
Checklists (daily, weekly, etc)
Chapter 10, post-project wrap up
the challenge: keep growing and growing! (2:42)
the elegance of personal growth (5:13)
Chapter 11, Our Closing Challenge
What have we done?!
The challenge: building in assessments along the way
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