The Starter Project

a project to design more projects

Welcome to my project plan for Introduction to PBL for 21st Century Teachers

In this PBL Unit, adult learners will plan a quality PBL unit for either student or professional development. Individuals or pairs will create a digital summary unit plan to peers and will post it to the PBL Edmodo group.

This project will answer the Compelling Question:

How can we design high quality project based learning?

Content Standards

ISTE 2 - Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments

Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the Standards•S.

a. Design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity

Learning and Innovation Skills

Creativity and Innovation

· Elaborate, refine, analyze and evaluate their own ideas in order to improve and maximize creative efforts

· Be open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives; incorporate group input and feedback into the work

Learning Goals

Learners will prepare and present a quality PBL unit plan that

· Exhibits all of the characteristics of quality PBL framed by a guiding question

· Plans student-centered instruction and authentic assessment of learning

Learners will utilize reflection and peer feedback to improve the product

High Quality Product Characteristics

Learners will plan a product that can actually be used in the classroom or in professional development.

Empowers Students with Voice and Choice
Learners will be able to choose: team, project topic, method for creating online poster.

Public Audience
Audience will be all members of the Edmodo PBL community.

Deep Exploration/Research/Inquiry

Learners will explore prepared resources related to quality PBL and will implement in their own project. Revision will result from Feedback.


Major Product

Digital Project Plan

Other Products

Characteristic Hexagon Map

Guiding Question Practice

Part 1 Poster

Assessment Plan