Microsoft Innovative Educator Project Based Learning An Introduction.

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Project Based LearningAn IntroductionMicrosoft Innovative EducatorMicrosoft Innovative EducatorProject-based LearningProject Based Learning aids the development of 21st century skills by supporting multiple learning styles and intelligences, providing opportunities for cross-curricular connections, and addressing more than one standard within the framework of a single project.Microsoft Innovative EducatorProject-based Learning (contd)Students are also more likely to remember concepts because they engage in project management and investigate topics using multiple strategies. Your students will learn to apply skills and concepts rather than just memorizing (Stearns & Shay, 2008).Microsoft Innovative Educator3Design Principles for Project-Based LearningDesign Principle #1:

Begin with the End in MindDesign Principle #5:

Manage theProcessDesign Principle #4:

Map theProcessDesign Principle #2:

Develop theDriving Question Design Principle #3:

Plan theAssessment Microsoft Innovative EducatorBenefits of Project-based LearningIncreases motivationAllows children to use their individual learning strengthsProvides a practical real-world way to learn and use technologyProvides collaborative opportunities to construct knowledgeDevelops and apply social and communication skillsIncreases problem solving skillsSupports creating connections between disciplines

Microsoft Innovative EducatorGroup discussion- Have participants point out which of the above they experienced during project-based learning.5Bloom Revised by Anderson, Krathwohl(2000)

Blooms Taxonomy RevisedMicrosoft Innovative EducatorBriefly discuss connection between project-based learning and Blooms

Bloom found that over 95 % of the test questions students encounter require them to think only at the lowest possible level...the recall of information.6


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