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SPIP: Project-based Learning

Overview

In Project-Based Learning (PjBL), students are actively learning and integrating knowledge and skills while investigating and responding to complex real-world question, problem or challenge over an extended period of time. This usually involves generating a product or outcome that is presented for critique or feedback for further inquiry or revision.

PjBL Practice

Learn some important considerations in project-based learning.

Edutiopia. (2014, June 26). Five keys to rigorous project-based learning. [Video file].
        Retrieved from https://youtu.be/hnzCGNnU_WM  

Learn some examples of project-based learning in Manor New Technology High School.

Edutiopia. (2012, May 23). Project-based learning: Success start to finish. [Video file].
        Retrieved from https://youtu.be/-OWX6KZQDoE

Videos

“How many times as a teacher have you assigned a project only to have your students throw them away?” How can we design project-based learning that not only facilitates learning of the curriculum, but also encourages students to explore meaningful real-world problems and challenges? What are some key considerations when implementing and assessing the project process and product.

Laur, D., & Lynda.com. (2015). Teaching techniques: Project-based learning. Retrieved
        from https://np-edu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?
        docid=lyndaLDC364351&context=L&vid=saas&search_scope=np&tab=default_tab
        &lang=en_US

Key Features

Education Closet (Corporate Author). (n.d.). Is it a project or project-based learning? [Image].
        Retrieved from https://educationcloset.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/project-
        or-project-based-learning.jpg

Book Resources

Articles

 Is project-based learning the main course or just the
 dessert? What are some critical elements in effective
 project-based learning?

 Larmer, J., & Mergendoller, J. R. (2011). The main course, not dessert.
       How are students reaching 21st century goals? With 21st century
       project based learning.
Retrieved from https://www.bie.org/object/
                                      document/main_course_not_dessert
 

  Have you ever wondered how you can better facilitate
  integration across modules in the course? What are the
  different integration levels?

  Harden, R. M. (2000). The integration ladder: A tool for curriculum
       planning and evaluation.
Retrieved from http://citeseerx.ist.
                                      psu.edu/viewdoc/download doi=10.1.1.596.8986&rep=rep1
​                                      &type=pdf