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  • 1. Project Based Learning Lauren Travis EDIM 510 "One of the major advantages of project work is that it makes school more like real life." --Sylvia Chard, University of Alberta

2. What is Project Based Learning? Inquiry Based Extended Process to solve a complex question, problem, or challenge. Creation of a unique solution Technology! 3. Project? Isnt it just a Project?? NO! it helps students learn academic content and practice 21st century skills. collaboration communication critical thinking 4. Driving Question organized around an open-ended driving question intended to teach significant content creates a need to know important content and skills 5. Student Centered allows students to create something new! allows students to reflect and revise their own work. give the students a public audience. 6. Why PBL? gain a deeper understanding develop workplace skills create learning habits that last learn to use technology work and interact with adults MOTIVATING! 7. How can we use PBL? Primary instructional method Occasionally Varied length projects all grade levels and subjects. 8. References Baxter,J. (2006, May 9).Website Presentation. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/143740278/ Baxter,J. (2009, May 9).A team explains their website. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/143734676/ Cofino,K. (2010, February 26). Project Based Learning Institute. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/4394022487/ Cummings,P. (2013, January 30).Writing PBL Contracts. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/pgcummings/8430709717/ Kentucky Country Day School (n.d.). Endangered Species Project. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/kentuckycountrydayschool/6881047718/ Kuropatwa,D. (2011, May 11).Teach everything they need to know.... Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkuropatwa/5711114355/ Leonard,J. (2008,August 15). SUPAR. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/scrap_pile/2793454603/ Project-Based Learning | Edutopia. (n.d.). RetrievedOctober4, 2013, from http://www.edutopia.org/project-based- learning What is PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE. (n.d.). RetrievedOctober4, 2013, from http://www.bie.org/about/what_is_pbl