An Introduction to PBL
Michigan Flip Conference, 2016
A growing number of classrooms are implementing a PBL model and more classroom teachers are experimenting with PBL units. This session is for the educator with little to no experience in PBL who doesn’t know where to start, or has tried PBL and would like to learn more.
2. Identify resources and strategies which could help implement Project Based Learning.
3. Allow opportunity to process possible logistics for Project Based Learning implementation.
- Choose a card with a large color that reflects how you feel about PBL
- Choose a card with a small color that does not reflect how you feel about PBL
Knows, Needs to Know
Option 1: What is PBL?
Option 2: Exploration of "PBL Session Resources":
- Introduction to Project Based Learning
- Gold Standard PBL Elements
- PBL Essential Elements Pic
- Project by Stages
- PBL Essentials - Self-Assessment Checklist
- PBL Example Project: Civics, Judicial Branch
- New Tech vs. Traditional School
Option 3: Affinity Mapping
- Use index cards to brainstorm essential components of Project Based Learning.
- Use "PBL Session Resources" above to guide brainstorming process.
- Share common characteristics.
- Sort the ideas into columns (or clusters) based on relationships.
- Share idea clusters.
- Materials needed: index cards, pen/pencil
general project based learning resources
PBL Documents and FormsEffective PBL Continua