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The 6 Step Process of PBL
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The 6 STEP PROCESS OF PBL is a Problem Solving Process that allows you to break down and organize the structure of a PBL Unit into six different stages: 1. Define the Problem, 2. Solution Criteria, 3. Solution Research, 4. Pick a Solution, 5. Create, Run, and Inspect Solution, and 6. Reflect on Solution.

This terrific resource has a FREE PDF file of this process and how to run each step. The site also includes many resources, blog articles, examples of the process in elementary, middle and high schools, rubrics, videos and more at each step of the process. A great one-stop shop!

Subject:
Education
21st Century Competencies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Module
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Magnify Learning
Date Added:
01/27/2022
Air Quality InQuiry (AQ-IQ)
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Students engage in hands-on, true-to-life research experiences on air quality topics chosen for personal interest through a unit composed of one lesson and five associated activities. Using a project-based learning approach suitable for secondary science classrooms and low-cost air quality monitors, students gain the background and skills needed to conduct their own air quality research projects. The curriculum provides: 1) an introduction to air quality science, 2) data collection practice, 3) data analysis practice, 4) help planning and conducting a research project and 5) guidance in interpreting data and presenting research in professional poster format. The comprehensive curriculum requires no pre-requisite knowledge of air quality science or engineering. This curriculum takes advantage of low-cost, next-generation, open-source air quality monitors called Pods. These monitors were developed in a mechanical engineering lab at the University of Colorado Boulder and are used for academic research as well as education and outreach. The monitors are made available for use with this curriculum through AQ-IQ Kits that may be rented from the university by teachers. Alternatively, nearly the entire unit, including the student-directed projects, could also be completed without an air quality monitor. For example, students can design research projects that utilize existing air quality data instead of collecting their own, which is highly feasible since much data is publically available. In addition, other low-cost monitors could be used instead of the Pods. Also, the curriculum is intentionally flexible, so that the lesson and its activities can be used individually. See the Other section for details about the Pods and ideas for alternative equipment, usage without air quality monitors, and adjustments to individually teach the lesson and activities.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Ashley Collier
Ben Graves
Daniel Knight
Drew Meyers
Eric Ambos
Eric Lee
Erik Hotaling
Evan Coffey
Hanadi Adel Salamah
Joanna Gordon
Katya Hafich
Michael Hannigan
Nicholas VanderKolk
Olivia Cecil
Victoria Danner
Date Added:
05/07/2018
Creating the School of Your Dreams!
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Summary:
In partners, students researched schools and critically decided how they learn best and designed a school to meet their needs.

Lesson Plan: Creating the School of Your Dreams!

Introduction:The Saskatchewan Government has pledged to build 18 new schools in Saskatchewan. You have been selected to be a part of the design process for one of these schools. You must consider that everyone learns differently and has their own opinion on what the best parts of the school are. Your task is to come up with a proposal for the design team of a school that meets your needs and would allow you to learn to your full potential. Your school must still fulfill the requirements for a proper education to take place. You have an unlimited budget. What would you include in your school? Everyone learns differently and has their own opinion on what the best parts of the school are. Your task is to design a school that meets your needs and would allow you to learn to your full potential. You have an unlimited budget. What would you include in your school?

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Download – Your PBL Journey: A Guide for Teachers
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Follow the link to download the free guide!

Here's a guide for teachers getting started on their Project Based Learning professional learning journey. It's based on educational research and the experience of more than 100,000 educators.

The following areas are explored:
Discover
Learn
Implement
Reflect
Share & Lead

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Unit of Study
Author:
Buck Institute
PBL Works
Date Added:
07/24/2019
Dream It, Build It, Launch It!
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This Super Lesson utilizes Project Based Learning to assist learners with designing, building, and testing flying contraptions as an introduction to Engineering. The goal of this project is to engage students in collaborative team work and to introduce students to the Science and Engineering Practices: Asking Questions and Defining Problems, Planning and Carrying Out Investigations, and Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions.

We have offered this Super Lesson as an 8-week elective course, developing and strengthening student interest in applied Math and Science topics. It could also be offered within upper elementary or middle school Science and Math courses. In addition, each week’s topic could be used as a stand alone mini-lesson if time is limited. We have worked to include multiple options within this unit to make it accessible to both general education and special education programs, including recommendations for modifications and extensions.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Lane County STEM Hub
Provider Set:
Content in Context SuperLessons
Date Added:
06/30/2016
Engaging the High Achievers
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In a multi-grade class of fourth, fifth, and sixth graders, students learn to work and communicate in teams. Through projects and a class structure that supports differentiation, Ms. Ehrke is able to keep students challenged and engaged. Her strategies for differentiation and communication can be used in any classroom.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Date Added:
05/24/2018
Expeditionary Learning at King Middle School
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King Middle School in Portland Maine provides a glimpse into the inner-workings and experiences of an expeditionary learning approach. A look at three expeditions for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, gives great insight as to what an in-depth expedition looks like and how several weeks of activities lead up to the culminating event for the project.Expeditionary learning is a relatively new approach to education aimed at transforming school culture, how teaching and learning occur, and greatly enhancing student engagement and achievement.

Subject:
Arts Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Date Added:
05/24/2018
A FRAMEWORK FOR HIGH QUALITY PROJECT BASED LEARNING
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More and more educators around the world, both in and out of the classroom, believe that Project Based Learning (PBL) is an important instructional approach that enables students to master academic skills and content knowledge, develop skills necessary for future success, and build the personal agency needed to tackle life’s and the world’s challenges. All students, no matter where they live or what their background, deserve access to high quality Project Based Learning.

This framework progresses through 6 criteria: INTELLECTUAL CHALLENGE AND ACCOMPLISHMENT, AUTHENTICITY, PUBLIC PRODUCT, COLLABORATION, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, REFLECTION

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
HQ PBL
Date Added:
10/22/2018
The Heat Loss Project: A STEM Exploration
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In this lesson, 6th grade teacher Lawrence Perretto blends STEM and Project Based Learning by having his students construct model homes to explore how thermal energy moves. Students use iPads and thermometers to gather data about their model homes and determine how to make their homes more energy efficient. Lawrence gives his students a variety of materials to construct insulation with. After insulating their model homes, students conduct more thermal testing. Lawrence concludes the lesson by asking students reflection questions about what they learned through this project.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Date Added:
05/24/2018
How To PBL Online PD Course – hthgse.online (Project Based Learning)
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"In this e-mail based course, you will explore essential aspects of project-based learning design while also considering strategies for creating accessible and equitable online project-based learning experiences.

This course culminates in you creating an outline and planner to design and facilitate PBL in online spaces and for distance-learning."

This course is free and email based.
It should take teachers 4-10 hours to complete.

Come out ready to get your PBL rolling!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
HTHgse
Date Added:
04/08/2020
The Hunger Project
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"This high quality PBL unit – designed for English, math, and science – invites students and teachers to explore solutions for hunger and malnutrition around the world. For every piece of artwork submitted from the project, the Bezos Family Foundation will donate $3 (up to $700,000) to youth-focused nutrition programs."

You will have to provide your information to download the project.

You could use this project to participate in the Hunger Challenge. https://www.studentsrebuild.org/challenges/hunger

Subject:
English Language Arts
Health Education
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
PBLWorks
Date Added:
09/26/2019
Inquiry-Based Learning Educator Toolkit
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This educator toolkit offers a general road map with a collection of tools and resources for developing and implementing a successful STEM-based project.

The detailed steps in Inquiry-Based Learning Educator Toolkit are outlined as follows:
STEP 1: Identify and Clarify Your Project Idea
STEP 2: Craft the Focus Question
STEP 3: Plan the Assessment
STEP 4: Launch the Project
STEP 5: Manage the Project
Conclusion, Appendix and References

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Let's Talk Science
Author:
CurioCity
Date Added:
01/21/2019
K-12 100+ Project-Based Learning Ideas for Every Age – NextLesson Blog
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"I’ve listed 100+ PBL ideas below to help get you started on the project-based learning journey. The ideas below that are hyperlinked will send you to the project that is already developed. Those that are not yet hyperlinked are some of our ideas for future projects. I can’t wait to share them out when they are finished. In the meantime, use them to get inspired and give you some ideas to start PBL with your students."

Project ideas are organized by Education Level, and the High School ideas are further organized by subject.

Subject:
Arts Education
Education
Educational Technology
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
A.J. Juliani
Date Added:
02/03/2020
Lifestyle and Settlement Patterns of the People of Saskatchewan
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Outcomes:
The assignment focused on early Saskatchewan architecture.
DR4.1 discusses lifestyles and settlement patterns of the people of
Saskatchewan. It also looks at the styles, materials, and cultural
traditions in architecture.

Summary of plan for integrating creativity into my classroom this
year:
- My goal was to implement creativity in the form of a building
project in my Grade 4-6 Social class. We are focusing on
Saskatchewan. As a wrap up to Chapter 1 I had the students
build a model of a pioneer house. When focusing on how
geography can influence lifestyle choices, we looked at the
architecture of the past.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
06/25/2018