Included Pre-Made Resources
Multi-Grade Project Materials
Included Course Modules
In Module 1, we'll review the basic elements of project based learning. I'll explain what each element means, and what it really looks like in the classroom. After this module, you'll understand each piece that needs to be a part of your PBL planning.
Module 2 is where the bulk of your lesson planning will take place. I'll teach you exactly how to brainstorm an engaging topic and work in all of the elements of PBL. You'll get a planning template, and examples of how to customize the template when creating your own lesson plan. You'll also learn everything you need to know about writing a quality driving question. At the end of the module, you will turn in a lesson plan to me for feedback. I want to help you make everything work before you move on to pacing your lesson!
Additional Resources: Planning outline pages, student critique forms, editable driving question slips
Once you have a clearly defined driving question and an outline of your project, I'll teach you how to sketch out a flexible pacing calendar. Module 3 focuses on the importance of "Need to Know" lists in planning a flexible pace for your PBL. Check out the awesome examples included in this module!
Additional Resources: Editable pacing calendar
In this module, we get into the nitty gritty of implementing your planned project based learning activity. I teach you all of the procedures you need to teach your students in order to successfully work together in this type of classroom structure. I use all of my experience to give you recommendations on how to setup these procedures - and how to keep the chaos level at zero.
Additional Resources: Student procedure pages
Module 5 discusses how to easily differentiate instruction during project based learning. Hint: You don't need completely different lesson plans for each kid! The simple strategies I give you will help ensure that all of the different needs in your classroom (or homeschool) are met.
Additional Resources: Differentiation planning pages
One of the biggest fears you may have is that some of your students might not be manageable in this kind of learning environment. In Module 6, I explain how to manage behavior during project based learning. I give specific examples of common issues, and how I personally addressed them in my classroom.
As your PBL progresses, you're going to start wondering about grading student work. In this module, I talk about how to give smaller grades throughout the project (for teachers required to input grades daily or weekly), and how I use rubrics to fairly grade individual student output. I even share a sample rubric.
Additional Resources: Sample rubric
What teachers & homeschoolers are saying...
Best professional development along with the resources to implement! Thank you!
Fabulous resource and worth the money. My students have enjoyed doing the few projects that I have chosen so far.
VERY excited to use this! I am even more thankful for the added training that goes along with it! It is apparent how much you have put into this- Thank you!
This is such an amazing resource! Thank you for helping me change the way I teach!
I am so excited to use this and the course with my students this school year! Thank you so much for offering such an incredible program at such an incredible value! For me, this is Above and Beyond all of the useful things I have ever purchased for my classroom! Thanks again!
Author of Project Based Learning Made Simple
I believe that students learn best when working on real world projects & problems. I've made it my mission to get the word out on project based learning and this course is an important part of that mission.
As a classroom teacher and trainer, I've seen students and teachers struggle with the state standards. It's my goal to provide professional development that will change the way teachers teach - and work with current and future standards.