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Project-Based Learning: Hands On, Minds On

PBL Webinar #1

This Week:

Completion of the online module: Pages 1-10

Optional PBL Exploration Activities:

  1. Go to Y4Y > Project-Based Learning > Tools and download the Planner for Brainstorming
  2. Go to Y4Y > Project-Based Learning > Tools and download the Project-Based Learning Project Planner
  3. Capture student voice using guidelines in Planner for Brainstorming for secondary students or Google “Student Interest Survey” and choose a survey that will work for your students. Complete either an interest inventory/survey or a focus group.
  4. Using data gathered from Focus Group or Student Interest Survey, decide on an activity, name it and write a description. Using your Project-Based Learning Project Planner, write in your Project Description and complete the Planning Check.
  5. Choose an “Introductory Activity” and customize the Project-Based Learning Planner to include a section labeled “Introductory Activity” and describe the activity you will use.
  6. Visit one of the external web resources (Buck Institute or Edutopia) at Y4Y > Tools > Learn More Library > Project-Based Learning. Choose.
  7. Join the discussion board and share your ideas, questions and discoveries.
  8. Listen to the Just-in-Time Podcast. The topic will be announced on the discussion board.

Discussion Board Activity:

Instructions: Please watch one of these videos and discuss the processing questions on the discussion board.

  1. How does this project connect to schoolday learning?
  2. What made the learning authentic?
  3. Is there anything else that could have made it more authentic based on what you learned in this first webinar?

PBL Webinar #2

This Week: 

Completion of online module: Pages 11-15; 27-37

Optional PBL Exploration Activities:

  1. Go to Y4Y > Project-Based Learning > Tools and download Linking with Academic Content and Skills, Matrix of Teacher Needs, Survey of Teacher Programming Needs, Understanding Program Families, and Involving Community Partners Checklist.
  2. Download the Buck Institute Tubric from http://bie.org/object/video/the_birth_of_the_tubric and use it to practice writing Driving Questions.
  3. Visit this link, found in the Y4Y PBL Learn More Library, to see Adults designing the initial Driving Question.
  4. Using the activity you chose during our offline time last week, write a driving question for that activity and post it on the discussion board.
  5. Using your Project-Based Learning Project Planner, write in your Driving Question and check appropriate Planning Check boxes.
  6. Visit one of the external web resources in the Y4Y PBL Learn More Library. Choose “Managing Projects.”
  7. Join the discussion board and share your ideas, questions and discoveries.
  8. Listen to the Just-In-Time Podcast.  The topic will be announced on the discussion board.

PBL Webinar #3

This Week:

Completion of online module: Pages 16-20; 38-40

Optional PBL Exploration Activities:

  1. Go to Y4Y > Civic Learning> Tools and download Investigating Issues In Your Community. Use it to help brainstorm ways to research and identify community needs.
  2. Go to Y4Y > Project-Based Learning> Tools and download Group Roles and Group Discussion Guidelines. Use it to help brainstorm the roles that your activity might need.
  3. Go to Y4Y > Project-Based Learning> Tools/Training and download “Working with Groups.” This training can be used to prepare your front-line staff for Project-Based Learning.
  4. Using the activity you chose during our offline time last week, write a driving question for that activity and post it on the discussion board.
  5. Using your Project-Based Learning Project Planner, write in your Learning Objectives, Materials Needed, and Tasks (with start and end dates).
  6. Visit the Learn More Library, Activities and Lesson Plans. Explore activities that you might use in your own project.
  7. Join the discussion board and share your ideas, questions and discoveries.
  8. Listen to the Just-In-Time Podcast. The topic will be announced on the discussion board.

PBL Webinar #4 

This Week:

Completion of online module: Pages 21-26; 41-46

Optional PBL Exploration Activities:

  1. Go to Y4Y > Civic Learning> Tools and download Incorporating Multiple Viewpoints.  Use it to help brainstorm ways to research and identify community need.
  2. Use the Project Planner you downloaded in Webinar #1 from Y4Y > Project-Based Learning> Tools and record your ideas regarding a culminating event and use planning checklist to ensure the event has the necessary elements.
  3. Go to Y4Y > Project-Based Learning> Tools/Assessment and download the Project Rubric.  Review it for understanding and then modify it to fit your program needs.
  4. Visit the Learn More Library, Activities and Lesson Plans: https://y4y.ed.gov/learn/pbl/learn-more-library/bie.   Explore critical thinking rubrics that can be downloaded and used for your project.
  5. Join the discussion board and share your ideas, questions and discoveries as you begin to implement Project-Based Learning.
  6. Listen to the Just-In-Time Podcast.  The topic will be “Using Bloom’s Taxonomy in Afterschool.”

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Y4Y Project-Based Learning Module

 

Recorded Webinars

Week 1: Designing & Developing

Week 2: Crafting a Driving Question

Week 3: Planning & Implementing

Week 4: Celebrating, Reflecting & Evaluating 

 

Podcasts

Week 1: Who Are They?

Week 2: The 5 Es of Learning & Guiding Questions

Week 3: Creating and Using SMART Goals

Week 4: Bloom's Taxonomy

 

Download Webinar PowerPoints 

Week 1: Designing and Developing

Week 2: Crafting a Driving Question

Week 3: Planning & Implementing

Week 4: Celebrating, Reflecting & Evaluating

 

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