Overview of Inquiry Driven Approach


What is PBL?

According to Wikipedia, Project based learning, or PBL, is a constructivist pedagogy that intends to bring about deep learning by allowing learners to use an inquiry based approach to engage with issues and questions that are rich, real and relevant to their lives. This strategy is well served since the onset of the read/write Web. Teachers have ready made content easily available via the Web and the tools to allow for creative student directed creation of content related to the problems and questions contained in the project being studied.


Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach's Guiding Documents for PBL

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Characteristics of Creative People
Learning Experiences Chart
Evaluation Critera
Guidelines for Planning Meaningful Learning Experiences
Guidelines for Selecting PBL Topics
Guidelines for Developing PBL Units
Evaluation Checklist for PBL Units
PowerPoints I have used to explain PBL and techno-constructivism





Videos that show what it looks like in practice















"The main problem is not the absence of innovation in schools, but rather the presence
of too many disconnected, episodic, fragmented, superficially adorned projects."Fullan, M., (2001), The New Meaning of Educational Change, New York: Teachers’ College Press

Project Examples

Community Driven
23Thingsters (NING)
Flat Classroom Project (students)
http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/
Musical Plates (students)
http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/musicalplates3/en/teacherstory.shtml
On the Trail of the First People
http://eev.liu.edu/KK/na/index.htm
Web 2.0 Project (staff/student)
http://www.wtvi.com/teks/web2/
Web 2.0 Project (staff/student)
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/listweb20s.html

Examples of Community Developed Projects


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Alabama Schools
More Alabama artificats
Randolph CSD
Springville Griffith
Holland
Webster
Trace Your Trash
Our Lost Children
The Lovett School
Paideia School's Pi 2.0 Class
Charlotte Country Day
Harpeth Hall
Greater Atlanta Christian
Presbyterian Day School
Randolph School
Lunch 2.0
K12 Learning 2.0 & 23 Things
FAQ- Learning 2.0
Lakeview Academy
David Lipscomb


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Ways to Document and Share Your Projects

Blog to Document
http://newliteracy.globalteacher.org.au/
http://www.sjeds.com/blog/china/

Wiki to Document
http://www.learningismessy.com/PublicService.htm
http://westwood.wikispaces.com/Wildcat+Web+2+Project

Podcast to Document
http://allanah.podomatic.com

Reporting
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Project Sites

http://virtual-architecture.wm.edu/
http://www.technospudprojects.com/
http://projectsbyjen.ning.com/
http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/route21/
http://www.bie.org/index.php/site/PBE/pbe_units_overview/
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/edproj.html
http://www.ozprojects.edna.edu.au/sibling/go/pid/27
http://www.ozprojects.edna.edu.au/sibling/search?action=Browse
http://www.globalclassroom.org/collaboration/globalprojects.html
http://www.virtualclassroom.org/
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/sites/index.html
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/lessons/index.html
http://www.ciese.org/currichome.html
http://www.coollessons.org/coolunits.htm

Lesson Plans

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/broadway/teachers/lp1.html
http://www.fallcreek.k12.wi.us/fcelem/GradeLevels/Third/WalkerN/Multimedia_Lesson_Plan.htm
http://www3.cesa10.k12.wi.us/clustera/summer/2002/Mondovi_Human_body/lessonplan.htm
http://cnets.iste.org/students/pdf/6-8EarthMovement.pdf
http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/musicalplates3/en/teacherstory.shtml

Suggested Readings Around Constructivist Approaches


Virtual-Arch
Dr. Judi Harris' Telementoring Project
Inquiry Based Learning resources
iearn-canada
Edutopia’s tech integration resources
The Big List
Edutopia Reverse Mentorship
Kids teach teachers
PBL Checklist
PBL Checklist
PBL Templates
Templates
Plan
Planning Form
Tool
Implementation Tools
Fine Tune
Tuning Activity
PBL Rubrics
Rubrics

PBL Curriculum
Curriculum
Articles/Tools/More
Shambles E-Learning
Building Web 2.0 Classrooms
K12 Online


PBL Suggested Readings


Edutopia
In project-based learning, students work in teams to explore real-world ... New Skills for a New Century
PBLChecklists
Checklists to support Project Based Learning and evaluation
PBL Module
The Project-Based Learning (PBL) module is designed for either a two- to three-hour class or session or a one- to two-day workshop, and is divided into two parts.
SRI International Evaluation
Project-based learning with multimedia
Expeditionary Learning Schools Outward Bound
Comprehensive K-12 educational design. Our approach combines rigorous academic content and real world projects -- learning expeditions -- with active teaching and community service.Schools using this approach showed significant test score gains
Jamie McKenzie
questioning, sound intelligence, strategic reading and quality teaching
The Multimedia Project
Project-Based Learning with Multimedia: "Why Do Project-Based Learning?
The Project Approach
Sylvia Chard
Project-Based Learning
Buck Institute for Education
Criteria for Authentic Project-Based Learning
Star Center
ISTE Research Projects
The Road Ahead (Project-Based Learning)
PBL Overview
PBL at EdTech Project Overview
Templates
PBL Unit and Lesson Plan Templates
PBL.NET
Design and Invention Center
PBL w/ Tech
THE CHALLENGE: Can you, using your grade level science material, links given below, any other current information you can find, and your state and national standards, design a fairly comprehensive PBL unit (more details below) that (a) teaches the science you are supposed to be teaching, (b) does so in a PBL framework, and (c) gets your students to answer the driving question: How can my household lower our energy use by 5%? And what will it cost (in comfort, convenience, and money)?
Designing Developing a PBL Unit.
Illinois Science and Mathematics Academy tutorial & guidelines.
Problem Based Learning
Technology School Of the Future, Adelaide, Australia.