Project-Based Learning is a method comprised of 7 specific components.
Students learn course content through the development of hands-on projects
propelled by driving questions. In order to make the course content come to life,
the projects will be directly connected to your community. Through collaborative
learning techniques, students will work in groups to create meaningful learning
experiences. In this course, you will create a full unit plan for a PBL project that
includes all activities and material.
The methodology is hands-on application of content through Project-Based
Learning. A unit plan and project will be created in class during the course.
Participants will need computers, headphones, and a pen drive for each session.
They should also bring their school textbooks or content.
By the end of this course, teachers will be able to:
1. Survey units and choose material for a community-based project
2. Discover the 7 steps of PBL
3. Examine how driving questions help in project creation
4. Apply LOTS and HOTS to projects
5. Include CALP and BICS in projects
6. Examine the techniques of AFL- Assessment for Learning and how they work
with projects: idea generation, success criteria, exemplars, drafting, feedback,
critique, and using resources
7. Analyze how to use community projects to advance students’ academic
knowledge and develop 21st century skills
How can the acquired skills be applied in your work?
1. Ability to create full unit projects ready to be implemented in the classroom after the course
2. Development of self-efficacy in guiding students in different and varied thinking, creating, and learning processes
3. Adapt and apply components of PBL to other class activities
4. Use and reflect on experiences exchanged during the course to broaden teachers’ knowledge and ideas