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Examining Learning Styles and Project-Based Learning Part 2

For the next class, you will find or develop project-based activities to be included in your lesson plans.  Please bring at least two lesson plans/topic ideas to work on.

Learning Styles - Review and Discussion

Project-Based Learning

  1. What is Project-Based Learning?

Resources:

a.    http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic43.htm

b.    http://www.gsn.org/web/pbl/pblintro.htm

  1. Comparing Project-Based Learning to Problem-Based Learning?  Are they the same?  Different?  Give an example of how you might use (or have used) both activity types.

Resources:

a.    http://pblmm.k12.ca.us/PBLGuide/PBL&PBL.htm

  1. What do you think a project-based activity/classroom looks like?

Resources:

a.    http://www2.imsa.edu/programs/pbln/tutorials/intro/intro6.php

b.    http://www2.imsa.edu/programs/pbln/tutorials/developing/ - how to design a PBL

c.    http://pblmm.k12.ca.us/examples_main.htm - good examples

  1. What types of skills/materials/classroom management and classroom setup/structure do you need?

Resources:

a.    http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/trld2001/workshop/scaffolding.htm - scaffolding

b.    http://www.bham.wednet.edu/studentgal/onlineresearch/newonline/online.htm - great links to rubrics, technology and more

c.    http://pblmm.k12.ca.us/curr_main.htm - good collection of guides and help

d.    http://www.eduscapes.com/info/ - inquiry based learning

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  1. How would you assess the success of the activity and your students?

Resources:

a.    http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/rubrics/weblessons.htm

b.    http://edweb.sdsu.edu/clrit/learningtree/PBL/webassess/WebAssessmentHome.html

  1. Is your classroom PBL ready?  What would you need to do?

Resources:

a.    http://pblchecklist.4teachers.org/ - creating a checklist

b.    http://telecollaborate.net/ - great guides, templates, checklists

  1. Lesson Plan Revision for third class

Take a lesson you have taught in the past and revise the lesson to include instructional activities that would accommodate at least three different learning/instructional styles.  Be prepared to share your lesson plan next class.

Resources:

a.    http://www.chaminade.org/inspire/learnstl.htm - linking activities to styles

b.    http://www.ri.net/RITTI_Fellows/Carlson-Pickering/MI_Tech.htm - good toolbox

c.    http://surfaquarium.com/MI/ - excellent resource with links, lesson plans, and more

d.    http://casacanada.com/career.html - relates styles to careers

 

General Resources

http://www.edutopia.org/php/biglist.php?id=037

http://pblmm.k12.ca.us/

http://www.project-approach.com/

http://college.hmco.com/education/pbl/

http://www.gsn.org/web/pbl/pblintro.htm

http://www.davidson.k12.nc.us/pbl/pbl.htm - elementary based

http://www.schoolredesign.net/srn/server.php?idx=850

Project and Problem Examples

http://www.gsn.org  -great collect of projects and problems

http://www2.imsa.edu/programs/pbln/problems/

http://www.udel.edu/pbl/problems/

http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/matrix.html - webquests (problem based and project)

http://www.yesnet.yk.ca/schools/wes/sp_index.html

http://telecollaborate.net/education/edfind.html

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