Weekly tips, interviews, strategies and best practices in implementing Project Based Learning from Instructional Coach Shayla Adams-Stafford.
How to Successfully Use Technical Experts in your Projects
How can you use technical experts as MORE than just presenters? Join us today as we chat with Dayna Laur , Co-Founder of Project ARC. We cover everything from moving beyond Driving Questions with Launch Questions, to an interdisciplinary project nightmare, to how to successfully and thoughtfully integrate technical experts. Dayna's professional work has focused on the research behind connecting learners to subject matter experts as they leverage their value-added feedback in order to improve authentic challenge outcomes. You can check out her books on Authentic Learning and upcoming events at http://www.proj-arc.com/resources/products-and-publications/. To learn more about the PlacED Conference e this summer, email firstname.lastname@example.org. #educator #projects #pbl #pblinpractice #teachers #edchat
Is your PLC Supporting PBL?
Join us this week as we chat with Brad Sever, School Leader who drops knowledge on how we can transform our PLC's to support PBL. He pushes listeners to move past "surface" level learning and get our students thinking about their own thinking! Brad is a National Faculty member of PBLWorks based in Indiana. Keep up with Brad on Twitter: @bradsever
How to combine SEL and PBL in your classroom
Our guest this week Mike Kaechele discusses is successful Water Project and how to combine SEL Competencies within a Project Based Setting. Mike is currently a facilitator and travels the country supporting teachers in PBL practices and curriculum. If your school is focusing on improving SEL, this is a great episode! Mike has a PBL/SEL crosswalk you can access here. If you are not familiar with the CASEL Framework, access it here. Keep up with Mike on his blog michaelkaechele.com and in his facebook group SELinPBL , where be posts as SEL resource daily. He is also on Twitter @@mikekaechele Thanks for tuning in and don't forget to #subscribe! www.pblinpractice.com! #Projectbasedlearning #pblinpractice #deeperlearning #SEL #PBL
Break Work- To give or not to give?
This episode I wanted to discuss a common dilemma some teachers face this time of year; whether to give a project over break! These are some thoughts I have on this issue, but I would love to hear from you! Comment in the FB group PBLinPractice or connect with me on twitter: stafford_shayla.
Here is the link I mentioned to the True Colors activity: www.jsu.edu/education/co-teaching/docs/pairs_training.pdf
Author Chat: Project Based Learning in the Math Classroom!
Join me as I chat with PBL Math gurus Telannia Norfar and Chris Fancher as we break down commonly held myths about implementing PBL in the Math Classroom...with their book by that same title :) These two are dropping major gems about how to successfully integrate PBL strategies with math topics. Grab their book if you are already implementing PBL in your math class or plan to this year...a must read! https://www.amazon.com/Project-Based-Learning-Classroom-Chris-Fancher/dp/1618218654 Follow them on social media for great blogs and news of their upcoming projects- @cfanch and @thnorfar
"The Car Idling Challenge"- Rethinking teaching the scientific process through PBL
Join us as our guest Jon Kelley shares how he used a real evironmental and public health issue, car idling, to teach students about the scientific process. Hear how he was able to engage community experts and excite students around this challenge! Jon is based out of Delaware, OH where he is a middle school science instructor. Keep up with him on Twitter @mrkelley64!j
Loved listening to Charity Moran!
So thankful for allowing us to hear from CM! She's really a GREAT PBL mind.
Great insight into a PBL mind!
Loved hearing Charity talk about her work! Her dedication to authenticity and student voice and choice really stood out. A great take away is the idea that when teachers starting to engage in PBL say, “my student(s) can’t do that” - you respond with thoughtful planning that helps address those specific needs. Excellent!