The title says it all. We are all learners, and when we start something new, we start small. We limit our focus to help us master the bigger thing step by step. Through mastery of manageable goals, you can be well on your way to becoming an advanced PBL practitioner. This session will focus on some of the key considerations, tips, and strategies for ensuring that your students’ (and your) PBL launch gets off the pad!
Participants will actively learn how to get started designing, managing and assessing standards-focused projects. Although Project-Based Learning has many variations in both teacher-led and student driven settings, the process is universal. Discover how and why to emphasize process over product, support students through projects, and set high expectations for work. Learn ways to increase students’ writing skills, develop real revision practices, help them conduct and cite authentic research, and create opportunities for community connections and public presentation of their efforts. Best of all, discover the power of an assessment process that fosters true self-reflection and measurable personal and academic growth. PBL ignites passion for learning in all of us!
It is easy to get caught up in the glitz and glamour of projects. As important as it is to create those tangibles, it's arguably the process of learning, through the experience, that has the greater impact on the learner. This session intends to engage participants in understanding and welcoming the complexities that come along with PBL practices. Together, we’ll explore strategies to provoke thinking and guide learners as they begin the process of discovery. Join this session to learn more about how to get started with your students on creating projects in the K-5 environment. You'll learn the concepts of starting small, planning ahead, and the difference between projects and Project Based Learning. Participants will walk away with the tools needed to start the project process in their own learning environments.