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Hacking Project Based Learning : 10 Easy Steps to Pbl and Inquiry in the Classroom
It's time to say Yes to PBL
Project Based Learning can be messy, complicated, and downright scary. When done right, though, PBL and Inquiry are challenging, inspiring and fun for students. Best of all, when project-based learning is done right, it actually makes the teacher's job easier.
Now, you can demystify project-based learning.
As questions and mysteries around PBL and inquiry continue to swirl, experienced classroom teachers and school administrators Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy have written a book that will empower those intimidated by PBL to cry, "I can do this!" while at the same time providing added value for those who are already familiar with the process. Hacking Project Based Learning demystifies what PBL is all about with 10 hacks that construct a simple path that educators and students can easily follow to achieve success.
Hacking Project Based Learning provides a simple blueprint for PBL that helps you:
Establish a culture of inquiry and creativity in your classroom
Teach the kind of collaboration skills that harness dissonance
Turn High Impact Takeaways (HITs) into a project based plan
Create Umbrella questions that drive the project
Build a Progress Assessment Tool (PAT) that helps students inform and assess their learning
Use formative assessment throughout the entire PBL experience
Seamlessly integrate direct instruction to enhances the process, rather than interfere with it
Practice the patience that inspires a productive struggle, which leads to better understanding
Teach and embrace reflection during and at the end of the project
Publish work the right way, so all stakeholders can see it