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

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152 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! 
  •  
    The Why and What of PBL
     
    Overview of PBL
     
    Intro to HQBL
     
    Why PBL
     
    The role of the teacher
     
    The paradigm shift
     
    Instructional best practices
     
    Adult agency
     
    PBL Teacher Profile
     
    Brainstorming Project Ideas
     
    Where to look for ideas
     
    Collaborative brainstorming
     
    Early project "shaping"
    Idea Bank  
     
    Brainstorming template, model
     
    Planning for Your Year
     
    Big Picture, Big Ideas
     
    How to Plan Interdisciplinary projects
     
    Pacing, Timing
     
    Planning Template, model
     
    Planning with the End in Mind
     
    Crafting Driving Questions
     
    Final Products
    Idea bank  
     
    Culminating experiences
    Idea bank  
     
    Planning Template, model
     
    Benchmarking your Project
     
    What is benchmarking?
     
    Identifying deliverables
     
    Tech Integration Ideas
     
    Planning Template, model
     
    Assessment in PBL
     
    Best practices in assessment
     
    Building you rubric
    content  
    skills  
     
    Formative Assessment in PBL
     
    FAQ: what's worth assessing?
     
    Student Engagement in Assessment
    Reflection, Feedback  
    Idea bank  
    Student Rubric Template  
     
    Planning Template, model
     
    Planning Daily Learning
     
    Create your calendar
    A note on differentiation  
    Planning Template, model  
     
    Classroom Management in PBL
     
    Visible management tips
     
    Group contracts
    Roles  
     
    Workshop method for project work time
     
    Daily Schedule
    Planning Template, mode  
     
    Launching your Project
     
    The Hook
     
    The Know/Need to Know Process
     
    Project Guidelines
    model  
     
    Project groups
     
    Home communication
     
    Next Steps
     
    Prototype your project
     
    Project reflection
     
    Collegial feedback
     
    exhibiting student work
    exhibition planning flow  
     
    community connections
     
    scaling and sustaining HQPBL

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    ISBN: 9781544369372