Great Expectations: Project Based Learning
The Crow and the Pitcher
Knows and Need to Knows
Project Work Time
I like... & I wonder...
We are a group of problem-solving educators who implement Great Expectations.
Benjamin Franklin said, "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
We will strive to involve our learners so that we will all learn.
** Speak clearly.
** Use eye contact.
** Be prepared.
** Stand up straight and don't lean on walls, tables or chairs.
** When you are not speaking, actively listen and look at the presenter.
** Is there a way to make your presentation interactive?
** No hineys!
The Lion and the Three Bulls
Projects Due at 9:30am
Process of PBL
Literature in Projects
Common Misconceptions of PBL
- PBL isn’t standards-based. If focuses on “soft skills” such as critical thinking and collaboration, but ignores content.
- Young children are not ready for rich content. There isn’t enough instructional time for science and social studies-focused projects. We need to teach basic literacy and math skills first.
- PBL is the same as “making something, “hands-on learning” or “doing an activity.”
- A project takes too much time.
- PBL is only for older students… or fluent English students… or those who don’t have learning disabilities.
- PBL is too hard to manage, and/or it doesn’t fit with my teaching style.
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