Buck Institute for Education PBL Do-It-Yourself

 

Price: Free
Subjects: All
Grade levels: All
Content
Projects, PBL Do-It-Yourself,Tools & Resources on project planning, management, assessment, and reflection, Free Webinars & videos

Description: The Buck Institute for Education provides not only 448 projects across various subject areas and grade levels but also has PBL Do-It-Yourself section where you can create your own project with specific guidance, tools, and resources and share it with other educators. Project planning, management, assessment, and reflection are covered. Free Webinars are conducted twice a month on PBL, and videos on how to do PBL are available for free.

PBL resources and tools introduced here are only ones of high quality, broad scope, easy usability, and no cost -- to be most beneficial to our survey participants and other learner-centered educators. The descriptions of the resources and tools are current as of December 10, 2012.

Project Guidelines & Tools

Intel K-12 Education

 

Price: Free
Subjects:
All

Grade levels: All
Content:
Free online courses on Project-based learning, Assessment, Thinking tools, Digital literacy, STEM

Description: Intel K-12 Education provides various professional development opportunities and free online courses on PBL, assessment, thinking tools, digital literacy, and STEM in student-centered learning paradigm. Free tools for student-centered learning are provided, including a visual ranking tool, seeing reason tool, resources on designing effective projects, etc.

Edutopia


 

Price: Free
Subjects:
All

Grade levels: All
Content:
Overview of PBL, History and Research, Examples that work

Description: Edutopia provides an overview, history and research on PBL, a list of exemplary K-12 PBL examples in videos, blogs, and articles, and links to other sites. Also, project-based learning success stories can be found here: http://www.edutopia.org/stw-project-based-learning-best-practices

Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship by Samford University

 

Price: Free
Subjects: All
Grade levels:
All

Content: Definitions, origins, characteristics of PBL, PBL process, Articles and tools on PBL evaluation

Description: The Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship provides general guidelines on what is PBL and its process. In the PBL process, facilitator and student roles, curriculum mapping, problem design & evaluation, and examples of PBL in a curriculum are provided.

Project-Based Learning by National Academy Foundation

 

 

 

Price: Free

Subjects: All
Grade levels: All
Content:
Definitions, Research, PBL examples, Project design and outcomes, Essential features

Description: The National Academy Foundation prepared a 23-page resource for instructors on Project-Based Learning. This PBL guide includes definition of PBL, when to use PBL, PBL examples, project design & outcomes, and six essential features of good projects (authenticity, academic rigor, adult connections, active exploration, applied learning, and assessment practices elements of PBL) with examples.

21st Century Project Based Learning by West Virginia Department of Education

 

 

 

Price: Free

Subjects: All
Grade levels: All
Content:
PBL Projects, PBL Tools (Project planning, Management, Assessment)

Description: WVDE provides not only PBL projects but also useful tools for project planning, management, and assessment are provided such as rubrics, learning logs & journals, presentation tools, self and peer assessments, task management and student contracts, template for PBL design, and project design rubric.

Expeditionary Learning

 

 

 

Price: Free

Subjects: All
Grade levels: All
Content:
Recommended reading, Best practices

Description: This nonprofit chartered entity provides a recommended reading list on a variety of topics on 21st Century Skills 21st Century Skills, Art, Assessment, Coaching and Mentoring, Classroom Culture, Data, Diversity, Differentiation, ELL, Expeditionary Learning, Inquiry, Instructional Practice, Leadership, Literacy, Math, Outward Bound, Primary, Project-Based Learning, Reading, School Culture, School Improvement, Science, Service, Social Studies, Teaching and Learning, and Writing as well as best practices in videos and articles.

ASCD

 

 

 

Price: Free

Subjects: All
Grade levels: All
Content:
Overview of PBL, Seven essentials for PBL, Professional development opportunities

Description: If you are looking for a one-page overview on PBL, read this article. This article offers an overview of PBL and essential features of PBL: 1) A need to know, 2) A driving question, 3) Student voice and choice, 4) 21st century skills, 5) Inquiry and innovation, 6) Feedback and revision, and 7) A publicly presented product. ASCD provides various professional development opportunities such as conferences, online classes, and Webinars. Find more about it here: http://www.ascd.org/professional-development.aspx

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