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Project Based Learning

In our school we use the teaching method of Project Based Learning,or PBL, to help students learn better. A project motivates students to gain knowledge, and they remember it longer. Projects give students the chance to apply the skills they learn in school to personally relevant and real-world situations.

  • PBL is curriculum fueled and standards based
  • PBL asks a question or poses a problem that ALL students can answer with concrete, hands-on expereinces 
  • PBL allows studens to investigate issues and topics in real-world problems
  • PBL fosters abstract intellectual tasks to explore complex issues

Articles:

https://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning-parent-resources

 

http://www.shsu.edu/centers/project-based-learning/parents.html

Central Park STEAM/PBL Expo

 

Project Based Learning: Explained

 

Types of Projects/Problems

  1. Solving a Real World Challenge
  2. Meeting a Design Challenge
  3. Exploring an Abstract Question
  4. Conducting an Investigation
  5. Taking a Position on an Issue

More about Project Based Learning and Problem Solving Learning

What is Project Based Learning (PBL)

by Buck Institute of Education

http://bie.org/about/what_pbl

 

 

An Introduction to Project-Based Learning

by Edutopia

https://www.youtube.com/embed/dFySmS9_y_0?rel=0

 

 

 

 

Real-World Problem Solving: Finding Solutions Through Projects

https://www.youtube.com/embed/sD7CZL9PpF4?rel=0

 

 

 

Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning

by Edutopia

https://www.youtube.com/embed/hnzCGNnU_WM?rel=0

 

 

 

 

Project-Based Learning at Clear View Charter Elementary School (Learn and Live) (video)

by Edutopia

https://www.youtube.com/embed/W3jD7LJ6AWw?rel=0

 

 

 

 

Interview with Elon Musk on creating an ideal school (video) with a project-based approach.

Elon Musk is the founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors; co-founder and chairman of SolarCity, co-chairman of OpenAI; co-founder of Zip2; and co-founder of PayPal.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/2nJk7BcpsG4

 

 

 

 

 

"Most Likely to Succeed: Schools Should Teach Kids to Think, Not Memorize"

on The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/24/most-likely-to-succeed_n_7129926.html

 

 

"Most Likely to Succeed Takes In-Depth Look at Outdated US Education"

by The LipTV (interviews with Laszlo Bock, Google VP and more)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/iez92IQUHdc?rel=0

 

 

 

 

 

Piggy-Bank Friday: Life Skills Through Financial Literacy

by Edutopia

https://www.youtube.com/embed/3ftrUFNCTqY?rel=0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project-Based Learning: Success Start to Finish

by Edutopia

https://www.youtube.com/embed/-OWX6KZQDoE?rel=0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaborative Learning Builds Deeper Understanding

by Edutopia

https://www.youtube.com/embed/rWEwv_qobpU

 

 

 

 

 

More About Design Thinking

What is Design Thinking?

by d.school Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, Stanford (video)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/a7sEoEvT8l8?rel=0

 

 

 

Design Thinking with Elementary Students (1st Grade) (video)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/hvqST2ggvA0?rel=0

 

 

 

Stanford's Design Process for Kids: Teaching Big Picture Problem Solving

http://www.ideaco.org/2013/07/standfords-design-process-for-kids-teaching-big-picture-problem-solving/

 

 

Teaching Kids Design Thinking, So They Can Solve The World's Biggest Problems

by FastCoDesign

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1663416/teaching-kids-design-thinking-so-they-can-solve-the-worlds-biggest-problems

 

 

 

Design Thinking Articles, several

by KQED News, MindShift

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/08/28/can-design-thinking-help-schools-find-new-solutions-to-old-problems/

 

 

Stanford Webinar - Design Thinking = Method, Not Magic (video)

by Stanford Online (d.school Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, Stanford)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/vSuK2C89yjA?rel=0