January 4, 2016

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Teachers: Our Driving Questions

  • 4th: How can we, as students/anthropologists, create a new Texas Native American tribe to show others how Native Americans survived and thrived in Texas?
  • 1st: How can we as students plan a presentation to teach about a cultural representation of Texas?
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Students: Generating Questions/Ideas

  • "Need to Knows"
  • "Want to Knows"
  • Brainstorming

Sustained Inquiry

To inquire is to seek information or to investigate. It's a more active in-depth process than just 'looking something up' in a book or online.

In PBL, inquiry is a cycle of learning. When confronted with a challenging problem or question, students:

  • ask questions
  • find resources to help answer their questions
  • then ask deeper questions
  • incorporate more 'real world' information sources- interviews with experts/users/providers

The process repeats until a satisfactory solution or answer is developed.

adapted from http://www.cisd.org/cms/lib6/TX01917765/Centricity/Domain/162/Gold%20standard%20PBLcisdGT.pdf

Sustained Inquiry in Gold Standard PBL
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Reflection, Sharing, Planning

1. Work with your team to review your PBL plan. Using the information presented today, along with the Project Design Rubric, choose at least one Essential Project Design Element to revise/enhance.

2. As a team, decide on a method for presenting your PBL plan to everyone. You may choose any form of presentation (poster, Power Point, skit, video, etc). Your presentation should include:

  • Driving Question
  • PBL Overview
  • Rationale for PBL vs. Project

3. Continue working as a team to plan and prep for upcoming PBL implementation.