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Profiles of BIE workshop facilitators: how they started in PBL, favorite projects & what drives them.
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The why, what, and how of reflection in PBL.
(This is Part 1 of a two-part series on Planning for Reflection in PBL). Have you ever implemented a project, only to realize that students don't really understand the connections between their product, the process, and the key skills? Within our project design, reflection is a key element that ...
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Profiles of BIE workshop facilitators: how they started in PBL, favorite projects & what drives them.
I'm currently an instructional coach at the Shanghai American School in China. I not only support teachers in designing great PBL projects, but also coach them on effective assessment practices. I have a passion for assessment of student learning and how it can help differentiate for all ...
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How to make students their own first assessor, using reflection, rubrics, & rituals
It's been said a parent is a child's first teacher. When a toddler attempts to talk or walk or feed himself or herself, the parent applauds the success or provides feedback on how to succeed. This transaction – rooted in language – fosters a child's social cognition, which develops metamemory, ...
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Two West Carrollton High School teachers share their successes & challenges as they journey into PBL
Beth's Story Hey! Beth Mitchell here, a West Carrollton High School Pirate of 20-plus years. I teach ELA 9-12. I was first introduced to PBL in the cold winter of February 2014. I was in the group that when school was cancelled a few diehards such as myself came back for more training, ...
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List of articles, blog posts, and other PBL resources we liked from July 4 - 8, 2016
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List of articles, blog posts, and other PBL resources we liked from July 18 - 22, 2016
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How a teacher puts Gold Standard PBL’s Essential Project Design Elements into action.
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List of articles, blog posts, and other PBL resources we liked from July 11 - 15, 2016
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How a high school managed the challenges of schoolwide PBL implementation.
This is part of an occasional blog post from one of BIE's partner schools and districts. There was a time when I felt it was a challenge to change the habits of my students. Then I attempted to change adults. Adult secondary teachers, no less. I am in the middle of a journey of change whose ...
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Tech tools for projects can’t always be planned, and students may know best.
Immersed in the talk of technology at this year's ISTE conference, I have been thinking a lot about the role technology plays in Project Based Learning. Technology is best taught and learned when a project task requires the specific function the technology offers. So, for example, I am motivated ...
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Phyllissa Walden's profile photo
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Andrew Swickheimer's profile photo
Blu Jacoby's profile photo
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Project Based Learning for the 21st Century
Introduction
At the Buck Institute for Education (BIE), our highest priority is to help teachers prepare students for successful lives. We do this by showing teachers how to use Project Based Learning in all grade levels and subject areas. As a mission-driven nonprofit organization, BIE creates, gathers, and shares high-quality PBL instructional practices and products and provides highly effective services to teachers, schools, and districts.