Project-Based Learning - Suggested Readings & Resources

Karin’s Planning TOOLS - See also Resources Page

  1. GRASPS Use to develop simulations

  2. Hess PLC Tool 9A Use to analyze elements of a performance task

  3. Hess LP Tool 26 Use to analyze teacher-student roles, plan for how learning will occur, conduct walkthroughs looking for evidence of rigor

Karin’s KID TOOLS

Collaborative Inquiry Planning Students use to analyze and plan how they will complete a complex task

Science What I need to do rubric: Students use to self assess and get peer feedback

ELA - SS What I need to do rubric:  Students use to self assess and get peer feedback

Math What I need to do rubric:  Students use to self assess and get peer feedback

 

PBL – 5 keys to Rigorous PBL - video (6:30 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzCGNnU_WM

PBL Guide (Defined STEM)

PBL Tips for Implementing - Teachers Pay Teachers Blog (July 2019)

 

Buck Institute for Education (BIE) Resources

  1. Project Design Rubric  Use the Essential Project Design Elements as criteria to evaluate projects

  2. 6-8 Presentation Rubric (CCSS Aligned) Guide students in making effective presentations

  3. English Learner Scaffolds for PBL For planning support in all phases of a project

  4. Essential Project Design Elements Checklist Use for a quick evaluation of a project's design

  5. Project Design: Overview and Student Learning Guide Two-part form for a project's design & scaffolding

  6. Sample Projects http://www.bie.org/resources

  7. Performance assessment planning example - mapping project assessments

 

April Smith’s Free PBL Professional Development

  1. PBL Planning Guide www.performingineducation.com/planningguide

  2. PBL Video: How to Write  Driving Questions (15 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0Eojnkb3Gs

  3. PBL Video: Project-Based Learning Basics (12:40 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH-aulUZXo0

  4. Sign up for her blog

  5. Register (not free) for her PD course – send your lesson plans and get feedback on your plan www.performingineducation.com/courses

 

Sample Projects

Sample STEM Case Study Assessments

Case studies – enter topic at http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/

---New Ways to Breathe- Cystic Fibrosis and Gene Therapy

---Antibiotic Resistance in a Russian Prison - Playing with the Spread of Tuberculosis

Sample Expeditionary Learning Projects

Vernal Pools (gr 7)

Farms & Food (gr 1)

Human Face of Human Rights (gr 10)

Books & Articles

Karin Hess, Ed.D, is a recognized international leader in developing practical approaches for using cognitive rigor and learning progressions as the foundation for formative, interim, and performance assessments.

 

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