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Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning Author John Larmer
ISBN-10 9781416620914
Release 2015-05-26
Pages 240
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Project based learning (PBL) is gaining renewed attention with the current focus on college and career readiness and the performance-based emphases of Common Core State Standards, but only high-quality versions can deliver the beneficial outcomes that schools want for their students. It’s not enough to just “do projects.” Today’s projects need to be rigorous, engaging, and in-depth, and they need to have student voice and choice built in. Such projects require careful planning and pedagogical skill. The authors—leaders at the respected Buck Institute for Education—take readers through the step-by-step process of how to create, implement, and assess PBL using a classroom-tested framework. Also included are chapters for school leaders on implementing PBL systemwide and the use of PBL in informal settings. Examples from all grade levels and content areas provide evidence of the powerful effects that PBL can have, including * increased student motivation and preparation for college, careers, and citizenship; * better results on high-stakes tests; * a more satisfying teaching experience; and * new ways for educators to communicate with parents, communities, and the wider world. By successfully implementing PBL, teachers can not only help students meet standards but also greatly improve their instruction and make school a more meaningful place for learning. Both practical and inspirational, this book is an essential guide to creating classrooms and schools where students—and teachers—excel.



Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning Author John Larmer
ISBN-10 9781416620334
Release 2015-05-26
Pages 240
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Project based learning (PBL) is gaining renewed attention with the current focus on college and career readiness and the performance-based emphases of Common Core State Standards, but only high-quality versions can deliver the beneficial outcomes that schools want for their students. It’s not enough to just “do projects.” Today’s projects need to be rigorous, engaging, and in-depth, and they need to have student voice and choice built in. Such projects require careful planning and pedagogical skill. The authors—leaders at the respected Buck Institute for Education—take readers through the step-by-step process of how to create, implement, and assess PBL using a classroom-tested framework. Also included are chapters for school leaders on implementing PBL systemwide and the use of PBL in informal settings. Examples from all grade levels and content areas provide evidence of the powerful effects that PBL can have, including * increased student motivation and preparation for college, careers, and citizenship; * better results on high-stakes tests; * a more satisfying teaching experience; and * new ways for educators to communicate with parents, communities, and the wider world. By successfully implementing PBL, teachers can not only help students meet standards but also greatly improve their instruction and make school a more meaningful place for learning. Both practical and inspirational, this book is an essential guide to creating classrooms and schools where students—and teachers—excel.



Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning Author William N. Bender
ISBN-10 9781412997904
Release 2012-02-24
Pages 198
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This book's collection of instructional strategies and assessment methods show how to implement and differentiate project-based learning that fosters 21st century skills in Grades K–12.



Getting Started with Project Based Learning Quick Reference Guide

Getting Started with Project Based Learning  Quick Reference Guide Author John Larmer
ISBN-10 141662547X
Release 2017-10-30
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John Larmer describes the benefits of project based learning, outlines seven key project-based teaching practices, and offers tips for designing high-quality projects.



Authentic Learning Experiences

Authentic Learning Experiences Author Dayna Laur
ISBN-10 9781317921318
Release 2013-09-27
Pages 168
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Learn how to implement a real-world approach to project-based learning. Authentic learning experiences are created around genuine, outside audiences and meaningful purposes. They meet the Common Core, engage students in critical thinking and 21st Century learning, teach important skills such as research and collaboration, and improve student learning. This practical guide provides step-by-step instructions to make it easy for teachers to create their own authentic learning experiences. The book is loaded with a variety of examples from different grade levels and content areas. Bonus! Each example incorporates technology and addresses the Common Core State Standards.



Thinking Through Project Based Learning

Thinking Through Project Based Learning Author Jane Krauss
ISBN-10 9781483304489
Release 2013-03-05
Pages 216
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Everything you need to know to lead effective and engaging project-based learning! This timely and practical book shows how to implement academically-rich classroom projects that teach the all-important skill of inquiry. Teachers will find: A research-driven case for project-based learning, supported by current findings on brain development and connections with Common Core standards Numerous sample projects for every K-12 grade level Strategies for integrating project-based learning within all main subject areas, across disciplines, and with current technology and social media Ideas for involving the community through student field research, special guests, and showcasing student work



DIY Project Based Learning for Math and Science

DIY Project Based Learning for Math and Science Author Heather Wolpert-Gawron
ISBN-10 9781317486404
Release 2016-02-05
Pages 156
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Are you interested in using Project Based Learning to revamp your lessons, but aren’t sure how to get started? In DIY Project Based Learning for Math and Science, award-winning teacher and Edutopia blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron makes it fun and easy! Project Based Learning encourages students and teachers alike to abandon their dusty textbooks, and instead embrace a form of curriculum design focused on student engagement, innovation, and creative problem-solving. A leading name in this field, Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares some of her most popular units for Math and Science in this exciting new collection. This book is an essential resource for teachers looking to: Create their own project-based learning units. Engage student in their education by grounding lessons in real-world problems and encouraging them to develop creative solutions. Incorporate role-playing into everyday learning. Develop real-world lessons to get students to understand the life-long relevance of what they are learning. Assess multiple skills and subject areas in an integrated way. Collaborate with teachers across subject areas. Test authentic skills and set authentic goals for their students to grow as individuals. Part I of the book features five full units, complete with student samples, targeted rubrics, a checklist to keep students on track, and even "Homework Hints." Part II is a mix-and-match section of tools you can use to create your own PBL-aligned lessons. The tools are available as eResources on our website, www.routledge.com/9781138891609, so you can print and use them in your classroom immediately.



Problem Based Learning in Middle and High School Classrooms

Problem Based Learning in Middle and High School Classrooms Author Ann Lambros
ISBN-10 9781483360461
Release 2004-02-19
Pages 136
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Lambros gives teachers all the tools they need for PBL instruction to boost reading comprehension, social skill development, content retention, and student motivation.



Project Based Learning Handbook

Project Based Learning Handbook Author Thom Markham
ISBN-10 1320629814
Release 2015-06-11
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A Guide to standards-focused project based learning for middle and high school teachers



Project Based Learning Starter Kit

Project Based Learning Starter Kit Author John Larmer
ISBN-10 0974034320
Release 2010-06
Pages 138
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Project Based Learning Starter Kit has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Project Based Learning Starter Kit also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Project Based Learning Starter Kit book for free.



Project Based Learning Tasks for Common Core State Standards Grades 6 8

Project Based Learning Tasks for Common Core State Standards   Grades 6   8 Author Schyrlet Cameron
ISBN-10 9781622234639
Release 2014-01-15
Pages 64
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Project-Based Learning Tasks for Common Core State Standards is designed to help middle-school students use research skills, teamwork, communication, and critical thinking to solve real-life problems. Includes a Common Core State Standards matrix. --Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character. Mark Twain Media also provides innovative classroom solutions for bulletin boards and interactive whiteboards. Since 1977, Mark Twain Media has remained a reliable source for a wide variety of engaging classroom resources.



Developing Natural Curiosity through Project Based Learning

Developing Natural Curiosity through Project Based Learning Author Dayna Laur
ISBN-10 9781315528397
Release 2017-02-17
Pages 198
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Developing Natural Curiosity through Project-Based Learning is a practical guide that provides step-by-step instructions for PreK–3 teachers interested in embedding project-based learning (PBL) into their daily classroom routine. The book spells out the five steps teachers can use to create authentic PBL challenges for their learners and illustrates exactly what that looks like in an early childhood classroom. Authentic project-based learning experiences engage children in the mastery of twenty-first-century skills and state standards to empower them as learners, making an understanding of PBL vital for PreK–3 teachers everywhere.



Rigorous PBL by Design

Rigorous PBL by Design Author Michael McDowell
ISBN-10 9781506359007
Release 2017-03-01
Pages 208
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By designing projects that move students from surface to deep and transfer learning through PBL, they will become confident and competent learners. Discover how to make three shifts essential to improving PBL’s overall effect: Clarity: Students should be clear on what they are expected to learn, where they are in the process, and what next steps they need to take to get there. Challenge: Help students move from surface to deep and transfer learning. Culture: Empower them to use that knowledge to make a difference in theirs and the lives of others.



Transforming Schools Using Project Based Learning Performance Assessment and Common Core Standards

Transforming Schools Using Project Based Learning  Performance Assessment  and Common Core Standards Author Bob Lenz
ISBN-10 9781118739709
Release 2015-01-08
Pages 312
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It's not what students know, but what they do with what they know that is important Schools are changing in response to this reality, and in Transforming Schools Using Project-Based Learning, Performance Assessment, and Common Core Standards, Bob Lenz, Justin Wells, and Sally Kingston draw on the example of the Envision Education schools, as well as other leading schools around the country, to show how the concept of deeper learning can meet the need for students who are both college and career ready and engaged in their own education. In this book, the authors explain how project-based learning can blend with Common Core-aligned performance assessment for deeper learning. You'll discover how many schools have successfully made the transition from traditional, teacher-centered learning to project-based, deeper learning and find many practical ideas for implementation. Companion DVD and website include videos showing how to implement deeper learning strategies in the classroom Evidence-based descriptions show why deeper learning is right for students Performance assessment experts explain how to align assessments with Common Core by shifting the emphasis from knowing to doing Extensive game plan section provides step-by-step guidance for change Schools are complex organizations, and transformation involves all of the stakeholders, from students to superintendents. But as this book shows, there are amazing benefits to be realized when everyone commits to diving deeper into learning.



Anxiety and Depression in the Classroom A Teacher s Guide to Fostering Self Regulation in Young Students

Anxiety and Depression in the Classroom  A Teacher s Guide to Fostering Self Regulation in Young Students Author Nadja Reilly
ISBN-10 9780393709964
Release 2015-05-04
Pages 368
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Guidance for teachers on two pressing problems in student mental health. Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health problems for young students, and can be particularly hard to detect and support. In this book, the first of its kind for teachers, Nadja Reilly lays out with richly detailed examples the signs to look for so educators can direct their students to help and ensure emotional wellness in the classroom. Grounded in recent psychological research and practical self-regulation tools, Reilly opens her study out onto nourishing emotional wellness in all students, communicating with parents, and schoolwide mental health advocacy.



The Core Six

The Core Six Author Harvey F. Silver
ISBN-10 9781416614753
Release 2012
Pages 86
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If you already have a strong grasp on the Common Core and are eager to do something about it, this book's research-based strategies will help you respond to the demands of the new standards, particularly the English language arts standards that affect every subject area and grade level. Drawing from the research on which classroom strategies are your "best bets" for improving student achievement, the authors provide what you need to reinforce the Common Core in your lessons, including: a rationale for using each strategy to address the goals of the common core; research that supports the use of each strategy; steps for implementing each strategy in the classroom; sample lessons in multiple grade levels and subjects; and planning considerations to make certain your use of the strategy helps students become better at reading, understanding, using, and communicating rigorous texts. This practical book's teaching recommendations and sample lessons draw on six tips for inspired instruction that ensure your lessons capture students' interest, deepen their understanding, and extend their thinking about required course content. --Publisher description.



A Handbook for Classroom Instruction That Works

A Handbook for Classroom Instruction That Works Author Howard Pitler
ISBN-10 9781416614685
Release 2012
Pages 333
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This new edition of A Handbook for Classroom Instruction That Works will help you explore and refine your use of the teaching strategies from the 2nd edition of Classroom Instruction That Works. Discussion of the nine categories of strategies that have the most positive effect on student learning is supplemented with the following: * A detailed explanation of the strategy, including why it has a positive effect on student achievement, how it fits within a high-quality instructional plan, and what research indicates is best practice for its use. * Reflection questions that help you consider how and why you currently use the strategy. * In-depth classroom examples that help you see how the strategy is supported by and supportive of other strategies in a well-designed lesson. * Teacher rubrics and student checklists that can be used to measure the effectiveness of your instruction and how it improves student learning. * Tools, templates, and protocols that help you assess your current practice and build a professional growth plan. Perfect as a guide for self-study or professional learning communities, the handbook is designed to help you begin using effective instructional strategies immediately. Although implementing any of the ideas in this book can benefit your students, the power to help your students excel is found in intentionally using all the strategies together. With this handbook, you'll develop your skill in coordinating the strategies and learn how to more effectively use them to help students get more out of every lesson.