Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning: A Proven Approach to Rigorous Classroom Instruction

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning: A Proven Approach to Rigorous Classroom Instruction Author Buck Institute for Education
ISBN-10 1416620338
ISBN-13 9781416620334
Year 2015-05-29
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
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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

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