Workshop Handouts to Download
Participants can download the handouts from every workshop session in 2012-2013. Click here . . .
September 6-7, 2012
November 29-30, 2012
April 11-12, 2013
May 1, 2013
Assessing Your PBL Project?
To see if your project meets the essential PBL elements that the Buck Institute recommends, click here and complete the survey.
Animoto Useful to Produce Authentic Products
With Animoto, you (or your students) can make a video slideshow with one of nearly 50 styles. Then you can add captions and titles to your photos and video clips. Be sure to check out the "educator" membership on the Animoto website.
Here's a great example of an animoto that was used as part of a PBL/service-learning project. The project was done by Katie Benton and her colleagues at Barrington Elementary (Upper Arlington, OH) as part of a "Habitat" study. Katie created this animoto as part of the "preparation" phase of the project.
PBL "Elevator Speeches"
Asked to provide three concepts about the What, Why, and How of PBL if they had to explain it to someone unfamiliar with the teaching strategy, these are the 30-40 second "elevator speeches" that our workshop participants came up with.
(1) Instructional approach built upon authentic learning activities that engage student interest and motivation.
(2) Students learn essential knowledge and life-enhancing skills.
(3) Student-influenced inquiry structured around complex, authentic questions and carefully designed products and tasks.
(1) (PBL) teaches children what they will do later in life with motivation, enthusiasm, responsibility, and pride.
(2) It teaches them that "they can."
(3) It teaches them that they can impact the world.
(1) (PBL) needs to have a strong driving question.
(2) Keep it authentic, including your audience.
(3) Envision what you want the results to be.
Complete Survey Monkey Now!
We've created a "Survey Monkey" to assist you with your project presentation for the May 1 workshop. Please complete the following survey prior to our workshop to guide you in the development of your presentation. The results will also give us a good picture of how everyone is doing with their PBL projects, and we'll give everyone a complete set of project outlines.
Other Workshop Resources to Check Out
Here's a list of videos and other resources used at the Gadsden Project-Based Learning workshops in 2012-2013. You can view the video on our website or the original website by clicking on it's name.
• The Memory Project
• PBL Explained
• Media Saves the Beach
• Learning in Deed (Part 1)
• Learning in Deed (Part 2)
• Stand Up to Cancer
• The Last Lecture
• Board Games
• Paper Clips
• My Restaurant Project
• Elementary Project: Courtyard Redesign
• Schools that Change Communities Trailer
• The Blood Bank Project
• One Teacher's Story
Useful Websites to Use with PBL
Gadsden PBL Calendar
September 6-7: Session 1 & 2
November 29-30: Session 3 & 4
April 11-12: Session 5 & 6
May 1: Session 7
Share Your PBL News Here
Please take time to share your Project-Based Learning project news with others in our workshop series, as well as the Growing Together Network. It's simple! Click here and provide a news release (including photos or video) by completing and submitting the form. Your news story will be posted here once we've approved it