Project based learning in the elementary years

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Published on February 20, 2014

Author: scchase



This is a presentation I shared with a group of Elementary Teachers to introduce them to Project Based Learning. We looked at their questions in light of some sample projects shown here and shared possible strategies to implement PBL into some school projects, and combine with some school initiatives.

Project Based Learning in the Elementary Years Facilitator: Steve Chase Presentation Online at:

To learn something to enrich our practice, and to find a way to make room for it.

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BC’s Definition of 21st Century Learning:

• • • Assessment for Learning Social Emotional Learning 21st Century Learning • • • Curiousity Connection Creation

PBL Inquiry Know Want to Know Learned

PBL Inquiry+ Know Want to Know ● ● How Learned Action I first saw this on the Langwitches blog here: The original source is John Barell’s book “Why are School Busses Yellow” Questions

What do we know about Project Based Learning (PBL)?

What do we PBL? want to know about Question Formulating Technique: 1. Prompt: a. PBL has the potential to enrich student learning 2. Rules: a. Ask as many question as you can b. do not stop to discuss, judge, or answer the questions c. write down every question as it was stated d. change statements into

What do we PBL? want to know about Question Formulating Technique: 3. Improve Questions: a. Open vs Closed Q’s 4. Prioritize a. Choose 4 Q’s you want to explore 5. 6. Next Steps Reflect Here’s another “Asking Questions Activity”

How: BIE Definition of PBL _heptagon_red.jpg

How: Options for Project Exploration 1. Series of Short Summaries of Projects and Authentic Roles (book) Learned ? ? ? ? 2. Detailed Summaries of Projects (book) 3. From Worms to Wall Street Students and Teachers of various Grades describe projects 4. Anatomy of a Project: Soil Superheros Video -an interdisciplinary 7th grade project 5. Kindergarten Project Presentation 6. Elementary Project: Courtyard Redesign 7. Caine’s Arcade Style Project Based Learning 8. Genius Hour: Student Directed

Anatomy of a Project: Soil Superheros

Caine’s Arcade Style: Project Based Learning Original Caine’s Arcade Video

From Worms to Wall Street

Kindergarten Project Presentation

Elementary Project: Courtyard Redesign

Genius Hour

How: Planning Resources Handout - BIE Project Overview 1. Backward Planning Resource by Angela Wilkins (TL at Van Bien) 2. Project Planning Document 3. Project Based Planning Sheets

To learn something to enrich our practice, and to find a way to make room for it.

Know Want to Know How Learned Action Questions Please feel free to connect: @Chase_Steve

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