In this interactive, online course students will learn how to use the Standards-Focused Project Based Learning (PBL) Model to develop instructional units. During the course, students will work independently and collaboratively through all phases of successful PBL, from deciding on a project theme to reflecting on the outcomes of a project. Online discussions and activities will be centered on exploration of issues related to PBL. As a culminating activity, students will develop a PBL unit for use in their own teaching or training .
- Identify characteristics and attributes of Project Based Learning (PBL).
- Align goals and objectives of PBL with state and local standards for learning.
- Explore and implement teacher role as coach, mentor or tutor in guiding students through the PBL process.
- Develop formative and summative assessments for monitoring and evaluating PBL unit and student outcomes.
- Design collaborative learning activities that support student learning in the PBL process.
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of PBL and the related implications for student achievement.
- Develop a Project Based Learning unit using the Buck Institute for Education PBL model.
- Address the needs of diverse learners.
The AECT Standards that are met through this course will be met in the final project.