Reflecting over many events of the past week, it is important for me to share that we are surrounded by many excellent teachers and administrators that support and nurture new teachers and veterans everyday. Many of these educators freely share their wealth of information on the web to build stronger instruction with rigor and relevance for our students. Project based learning and lessons delivered with a driving questions provides that rigor and relevance for our learners.
It is up to you to harvest these lessons. The web abounds with many examples of projects that provide step by step directions and resources that guide and steer the relevant learning. Utilizing quality activities created by other educators models and inspires future instructional practices. Can you harvest the kernels from these excellent educators’ fields to build rigor in our classrooms?
“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso
Four For Friday – Project Based Learning Resources
Exemplary Projects shares a great list of projects from PBLnet.org. Be sure to view the other great resources at this site.
Problem and Project Based Learning Projects – Cindy O’Hora provides a wealth of projects at Mrs. O’s House. The activities cover a wide variety of topics and offer many levels of difficulty.
PBL Co-Laboratory – Here is another resource from the Buck Institute for education that shares a small collection and also provides an opportunity for you to share back. You can easily register and begin to search these projects by grade level, subject area and time frame.
Driving Questions – PB Works provides some great examples of driving questions for your projects that were created by camp participants at Edutopia’s PBL Camp. These questions were derived by using the Gulf disaster as the starting point for meaningful learning.
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