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PBL 101 • Welcome and thank you for coming!

• This session is an INTRODUCTION to PBL – if you don’t know what PBL means (and even if you do), you are in the right place! • Let’s get started!


Did you know? Think about the following as you watch the mini-movie: – Do our schools accommodate this information?

– Are our students ready for their future? – What part can I play in the change process?


Time Warp We are trying to prepare students for a global market based on information technology, nanotechnology and biotechnology using an industrial age delivery system and a factory model school day on an agrarian calendar

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What Do YOU Think? • Individually • Quick List • Think… What skills should everyone possess to be successful in the 21st century?


7 Survival Skills of the 21st Century Access/Analyze Information

Agility/Adaptability

Collaboration/Leadership The Global Achievement Gap by Tony Wagner


What Do YOU Think? • • • •

Table groups Brainstorm (Circle Map) Center circle “Education for the 21st Century” Think… What has to change in our educational delivery system to prepare students for the 21st century?


CISD Strategic Plan 2009 CURRICULUM We will effectively deliver a rigorous and relevant curriculum using technology, assessment data and other effective instructional strategies to engage all learners in meaningful learning experiences.


Background Information • Read-Pair-Share • “A Brief History of PBL” – pg 3

• Framing questions: What changes have brought us to this point? Why PBL now?


Standards Based PBL • Read-Pair-Share • “Defining Standards Focused PBL” – pg 4 “Coverage versus Uncoverage” – pg 7 • Framing questions: What role do standards play in PBL?


Defining Standards-focused PBL • BIE defines standards-focused PBL as a

systematic teaching method that engages students in learning knowledge and skills through an extended inquiry process structured around complex, authentic questions and carefully designed products and tasks.


Benefits of PBL • New Connections • “Benefits of PBL” – pg 5

• Framing questions: What is the impact of PBL on student learning?


The PBL Process Develop Standards Based Project Idea

Scaffold Learning Experiences

Plan Balanced Assessments

Incorporate Learning Outcomes

State Driving Question

Deliver Product

Craft Entry Event

Generate “Knows/Need to Knows”


Knows and Need to Knows • Individually • Complete the Know/Need to Know Chart • Think… What do I know about PBL? What new questions do I have? What do I need to know more about?


So what does PBL look like? Think about the following as you watch the mini-movie: – Do our schools accommodate this information?

– Are our students ready for their future? – What part can I play in the change process?


PBL 101 • Thank you for coming!

• Your feedback will help us determine the next step. • Have a great day!


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