- Welcome to SHS/SFA Tech Tuesdays 2015-2016
- Tech Tuesday – Digitally Communicating with Parents
- Tech Tuesday – Flipped Learning 200: 3 Free Options for Flipping With Your Mac
- Tech Tuesday – ELA Content-Area Tech Integration
- ICYMI Tech Tuesday – ELA Content-Area Tech Integration Ideas
- ICYMI Tech Tuesday – PBL 107 – Getting Started
- Tech Tuesday – Flipped Learning 202: Borrowing Media from Trusted Providers
- ICYMI Tech Tuesday – Customizing Borrowed Media from Trusted Providers
- ICYMI Tech Tuesday – Math Content-Area Tech Integration
- A look at the second-semester Tech Tuesday schedule
- ICYMI Tech Tuesday – PBL 501 – Introduction to Assessment Using Rubrics
- ICYMI Tech Tuesday – Flipped Learning 216b: Voice-Free Videos with PowToons
- Tech Tuesday – Social Studies Content-Area Tech Integration
- Tech Tuesday – PBL 502 – Building Better Rubrics
- ICYMI Tech Tuesday – PBL 502 – Building Better Rubrics
- Tech Tuesday – Science Content-Area Tech Integration
- Tech Tuesday – PBL 301- Group Work vs. Collaboration
- ICYMI Tech Tuesday – Flipped Learning 419- Small-Group Differentiated Instruction in Edmodo
- Tech Tuesday – World Languages Tech Integration
- Tech Tuesday – Flipped Learning 405p- EdPuzzle for Video Quizzing and Lesson Mastery
It’s time to create your first PBL unit. In this session, develop an idea; specify learning goals; decide on the project scope and write a driving question.
Today was the first day of a year-long series of Tech Tuesdays on project-based learning (PBL). This Tuesday, we explored project-based learning (PBL) as defined by the Buck Institute of Education’s Gold Standard of PBL. First, I spoke a little bit on the concept of “doing projects” versus doing PBL, referencing Buck’s claim that “doing projects” treats student engagement in projects like a learning dessert rather than the main course. From there, each participant was asked to share a project idea and fit it into the Project Planning Tool from Buck. While we could not possibly complete a project plan in one sitting, we at least started to conceptualize the twenty-first century skills that students could practice, given a real-world scenario or problem to study.
This session was about ideation. As I facilitate more Tech Tuesday trainings on PBL, I want to be sure that each teacher/participant has an idea we can continue to tweak as we explore other components. This is why I set up a self-guided Edivate/PD360 course that takes a deep dive into defining what project-based learning is in comparison to traditional projects. With a common language to refer to, hopefully we can develop better PBL units that engage students in authentic, real-world learning.