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Keep It Real With PBL, Secondary
A Practical Guide for Planning Project-Based Learning

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January 2020 | 208 pages | Corwin
Let’s Get Real About PBL

Does project-based learning (PBL) feel just out of reach in in your secondary classroom? Is project-planning an overwhelming project in and of itself? Dr. Jennifer Pieratt, a consultant and former teacher, knows firsthand how challenging designing projects can be, especially for secondary teachers with large caseloads and short class periods to engage in meaningful teaching and learning. 

In this hands-on, interactive guide, Pieratt supports secondary teachers through the iterative process of planning authentic project-based learning experiences. Using backward design, she gives teachers ready to use strategies for identifying the best concepts to tackle in PBL experiences, brainstorming realistic projects, facilitating meaningful learning, and creating formative and summative assessments. The book is visually accessible in style and features

  • #realtalk soundbites that tackle the challenges to implementing PBL
  • Tips and resources to support the project-planning process
  • Planning forms to guide you through planning your projects
  • Key terminology and acronyms in PBL
  • Exercises to help you reflect and process throughout your project plans

    Master PBL planning with this clear, efficient, and easy-to-use guide to creating enriching experiences for your students! 
  •  
    List of Resources on the Companion Website
     
    Acknowledgments
     
    About the Author
     
    Introduction
    Letter to Secondary Teachers

     
    How to Use This Book

     
     
    Chapter 1: The Why and What of Project-Based Learning
    An Overview of Project-Based Learning (PBL)

     
    Why PBL ?

     
    Intro to HQPBL

     
     
    Chapter 2: The Role of the Teacher in PBL
    The Paradigm Shift

     
    Instructional Best Practices

     
    Adult Agency

     
    PBL Teacher Profile

     
     
    Chapter 3: Project Brainstorming
    Where to Look for Ideas

     
    Collaborative Brainstorming

     
     
    Chapter 4: Planning PBL for Your Year
    Big Picture and Big Ideas

     
    Make Content Connections: Planning Interdisciplinary Projects

     
    Pacing Your Project

     
     
    Chapter 5: Planning With the End in Mind
    Drafting Enduring Understandings

     
    Crafting Driving Questions

     
    Final Products

     
    Culminating Experience

     
     
    Chapter 6: Benchmarking Your Project
    What Is Benchmarking?

     
    Identifying Deliverables

     
     
    Chapter 7: Assessment in PBL
    Best Practices in Assessment Apply to PBL

     
    How to Build Your Project Rubric

     
    Planning for Formative Assessment

     
    Student Engagement in PBL Assessment

     
     
    Chapter 8: Planning Daily Learning in PBL
    Create Your Big-Picture Project Calendar

     
    Daily Learning

     
    Differentiating Project Plans

     
     
    Chapter 9: Classroom Management in PBL
    Establish a Central Location for Project Resources

     
    Make the Project Process Visible

     
    Use Group Contracts, Protocols, and Roles

     
    Consider the Workshop Method

     
     
    Chapter 10: Launching Your Project
    The Hook

     
    Project Guidelines

     
    The Knows/Need to Knows

     
    Project Groups

     
    Home Communication

     
     
    Chapter 11: Next Steps
    Prototype Your Project

     
    Keep Building Those Reflection Skills

     
    Seek Out Collegial Feedback

     
    Plan for Exhibiting Student Work

     
    Collect Community Connections

     
    Scaling and Sustaining HQPBL

     
     
    Appendix Overview
     
    Appendix A: Complete Project Plans
    A1—Sixth-Grade Humanities

     
    A2—Ninth-Grade Humanities

     
    A3—12th-Grade Entrepreneurship

     
    A4—Assessment Tips and Tricks From the Trenches

     
    A5—Sample Detailed Integrated Scope and Sequence

     
     
    Appendix B: Blank Project Planning Templates
     
    Glossary
     
    References
     
    Index

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