Creating a project-based lesson includes brainstorming authentic project ideas, planning with the end goal in mind, benchmarking the project, planning for formative assessment and finally, creating student facing rubrics to break down teacher-facing language in a way that is palatable for students to help set expectations.
Project-based learning is an effective strategy for all students, outperforming traditional curricula not only for high achieving students but across grade levels and racial and socioeconomic groups. Research shows when teachers taught the same curriculum for a second year, PBL students outperformed students in traditional classrooms by 10 percentage points.
Project-based learning (PBL) is a student-centered approach in which students learn about a subject by working independently or in a group to complete projects. The project drives motivation and learning. Rather than teaching relevant material & subsequently having students apply the knowledge to solve problems, the problem is presented first.
Benefits of a project-based learning environment include engaged hearts & minds through real-world relevance, deeper learning & understanding promoting greater retention of content knowledge, exposure to organizations & career paths/future study, and a sense of agency or purpose in learning.
PBL can be transformative for students, especially those furthest from educational opportunity. Now more than ever, we need young people who are ready, willing, and able to tackle the challenges of their lives and the world they will inherit – and nothing prepares them better than Project Based Learning.
Project Based Learning engages students in learning that is deep and long-lasting, and inspires them with a love of learning & personal connection to their academic experience. PBL blends content mastery, meaningful work & personal connection to create powerful learning experiences, in terms of both academic achievement and students’ personal Read more…
Project-based learning is simply learning through projects, and how that learning is being measured isn’t strictly dictated by the project. For example, instead of wanting students to plan a garden as the core of the project, then deciding which learning objectives and academic standards fit that idea.
Project Based Learning offers authentic assessment in education. It allows a child to demonstrate his or her capabilities while working independently. It shows the child’s ability to apply desired skills such as doing research. It develops the child’s ability to work with his or her peers, building teamwork & group Read more…
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For students who attend an online homeschool like Sora or take courses through an umbrella school or correspondence school, typically get their diplomas from that institution directly. But as for receiving a diploma from the school district in which your homeschooled student lives—that rarely happens.