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  • Mr. Artis's avatar
    Please visit my blog, Tar Heel Teachers, to read about Operation Inquiry (a "Senior Project" for 6th Graders). We had so much fun and learned so much!
    http://tarheelteachers.blogspot.com/2014/04/o...
  • Ms. Goff's avatar
    does anyone have any lesson plans or worksheets for the movie about Rubin Carter called "The Hurricane"?
    • Mr. Webb - http://moviesheets.com/
      I did not see this movie in here but you can search by title.Many different resources on science movies. Discussion guides and questions

      • Yesterday
  • Ms. Tonya's avatar
    My school is in the process of ordering resources for next year. Does anyone have any recommendations for books and resources with ready-made PBL units at a middle and high school level? Thanks in advance! :)
    • Mrs. Douglas - There is Project Based Government and Economics. They were created by the BIE. I found them on Social Studies School Service.

      • Yesterday
    • Mrs. Addis - BIE has a lot of good resources. Also, Lifepractice PBL has "recipe cards". We have all the sets (I think...) in our school. Each set is about $10, available in either hard copy or download form, and contains 7 different projects. Here's the URL: http://www.lifepracticepbl.org/. Check it out!

      • Yesterday
    • Mrs. Bailey - PBLU.org & bit.ly/waystolearn

      • Yesterday
  • Mrs. Bailey's avatar
    PBLU have relaunched and classes are open for signing up again: http://pblu.org/
  • Mr. Artis's avatar
    Please visit my blog, Tar Heel Teachers, to read about how I added a curriculum connection to our school's pageant.
    http://tarheelteachers.blogspot.com/2014/04/c...
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    Please visit my blog, Tar Heel Teachers, to read Author Frances O'Roark Dowell's visit to my school.
    http://tarheelteachers.blogspot.com/2014/04/a...
    She is the author of numerous best-selling children's books.
  • Mrs. Clifton's avatar
    I am searching for educators who want to collaborate during the 2014-2015 school year. It does not matter what type of school environment you work in (charter, private, or public). Please attach a note if you are interested in collaborating with me.
    • Dr. Ahmed - Hi.. I am interested.. I teach Middle School (IB MYP) Sciences

      • Apr 20, 2014
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      • Mrs. Clifton - This is the group code 5ctuzh .

        • Apr 21, 2014
      • Mr. Irvine - High School Science (Bio, Environmental) and very interested. Thanks

        • Apr 21, 2014
      • Mrs. Meile - Sharing a college essay that's trying to win money for a scholarship.

        • Apr 17, 2014
      • Mrs. Pittinger - My co-teacher and I are looking for PBL ideas for third grade Solar System study. Have any ideas to share? Thanks in advance.

        • Apr 17, 2014
      • Mrs. Reyes - We had our students become travel agents and create a commercial to get people to travel or move to their planet. They had to consider landforms activities that "could" take place climate etc. we used a lap book for scaffolding.

        • Apr 17, 2014
      • Ms. Soneji - Namaste ,
        You may also ask you students to represent solar system planets using different food items which are approximately scaled. Even student would get the idea of comparing the size of the planets.
        You may refer the following link
        http://www.crscience.org/lessonplans/5_SolarSystem_McConnell_1011.pdf‎

        • Apr 17, 2014
      • Jeff Schneider - Ms. Soneji, That is a great idea! In addition, they should place them an appropriate distance apart in the gym (and post us a photograph).

        • Yesterday
      • Mrs. Yoon - Hi. I'm looking for materials or resources to help my students develop action plans for how they can make a positive contribution or provide services to the community in a particular field. As an example, one of my students is interested in sports and wants to think of ways to quickly provide recreation spaces for children in communities that experienced a natural disaster. Another is thinking about how to reduce the amount of trash and pollution caused by large venue events. I'm looking for ways to help guide them through this process - community service, social more...
        • Apr 16, 2014
      • Mrs. Pilla - Wow, this is a GREAT idea. I wish I could help! Are all the students going to do different projects?

        • Apr 17, 2014
      • Ms. Brkich - This might be a helpful resource:
        https://www.dosomething.org/

        • Apr 17, 2014
    • Mrs. Yoon - Thank you for the resource. Yes, all the students are thinking of something different based on their topic of interest.

      • Apr 18, 2014
  • Mrs. Meile's avatar
    Sharing a college essay that's trying to win money for a scholarship.
  • Mrs. Pittinger's avatar
    My co-teacher and I are looking for PBL ideas for third grade Solar System study. Have any ideas to share? Thanks in advance.
    • Mrs. Reyes - We had our students become travel agents and create a commercial to get people to travel or move to their planet. They had to consider landforms activities that "could" take place climate etc. we used a lap book for scaffolding.

      • Apr 17, 2014
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      • Ms. Soneji - Namaste ,
        You may also ask you students to represent solar system planets using different food items which are approximately scaled. Even student would get the idea of comparing the size of the planets.
        You may refer the following link
        http://www.crscience.org/lessonplans/5_SolarSystem_McConnell_1011.pdf‎

        • Apr 17, 2014
      • Jeff Schneider - Ms. Soneji, That is a great idea! In addition, they should place them an appropriate distance apart in the gym (and post us a photograph).

        • Yesterday
      • Mrs. Yoon - Hi. I'm looking for materials or resources to help my students develop action plans for how they can make a positive contribution or provide services to the community in a particular field. As an example, one of my students is interested in sports and wants to think of ways to quickly provide recreation spaces for children in communities that experienced a natural disaster. Another is thinking about how to reduce the amount of trash and pollution caused by large venue events. I'm looking for ways to help guide them through this process - community service, social more...
        • Apr 16, 2014
    • Mrs. Pilla - Wow, this is a GREAT idea. I wish I could help! Are all the students going to do different projects?

      • Apr 17, 2014
  • Mrs. Yoon's avatar
    Hi. I'm looking for materials or resources to help my students develop action plans for how they can make a positive contribution or provide services to the community in a particular field. As an example, one of my students is interested in sports and wants to think of ways to quickly provide recreation spaces for children in communities that experienced a natural disaster. Another is thinking about how to reduce the amount of trash and pollution caused by large venue events. I'm looking for ways to help guide them through this process - community service, social change or any other relevant resources would be helpful. Thanks in advance!
    Hi. I'm looking for materials or resources to help my students develop action plans for how they can make a positive contribution or provide services to the community in a particular field. As an example, one of my students is interested in sports and wants to think of ways to quickly provide recreation spaces for children in communities that experienced a natural disaster. Another is thinking about how to reduce the amount of trash and pollution caused by large venue events. I'm looking for ways to help guide them through this process - community service, social...
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    • Mrs. Pilla - Wow, this is a GREAT idea. I wish I could help! Are all the students going to do different projects?

      • Apr 17, 2014
    • Ms. Brkich - This might be a helpful resource:
      https://www.dosomething.org/

      • Apr 17, 2014
    • Mrs. Yoon - Thank you for the resource. Yes, all the students are thinking of something different based on their topic of interest.

      • Apr 18, 2014
  • Project Based Learning's avatar
    We agree with the Tennessean and Leanna Landsman: Common Core is the what, Project Based Learning is the how
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    In our latest blog, educator Benjamin Stern writes about the most amazing unit he has ever taught, and a Project Based Learning one at that. We were drawn to this post because Ben emphasizes the difficult shift from traditional teaching that PBL takes, one that takes time for not only students, but parents and teachers, as well. But the payoff is worth it because, "When they (students) can own their learning in this way (PBL), students achieve considerably more than they can in a traditional classroom." Thanks for sharing your story with us Ben!

    We're interested in learning about your experiences with PBL, too. Share them with us!
    In our latest blog, educator Benjamin Stern writes about the most amazing unit he has ever taught, and a Project Based Learning one at that. We were drawn to this post because Ben emphasizes the difficult shift from traditional teaching that PBL takes, one that takes time for not only students, but parents and teachers, as well. But the payoff is worth it because, "When they (students) can own their learning in this way (PBL), students achieve considerably more than they can in a traditional classroom." Thanks for sharing your story with us Ben!

    We're...
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  • Mr. Artis's avatar
    Please read my blog, Tar Heel Teachers, to read about the Indoor Yard Sale that we hosted to raise money to buy copies of Frances O'Roark Dowell's novel, Dovey Coe. Also check my post about Frances O'Roark Dowell's visit to South View Middle School.
    http://tarheelteachers.blogspot.com/2014/04/i...
    http://tarheelteachers.blogspot.com/2014/04/a...
    Please read my blog, Tar Heel Teachers, to read about the Indoor Yard Sale that we hosted to raise money to buy copies of Frances O'Roark Dowell's novel, Dovey Coe. Also check my post about Frances O'Roark Dowell's visit to South View Middle School.
    http://tarheelteachers.blogspot.com/2014/04/i...
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  • Mr. Staich's avatar
    I am planning a Community-Based Integrated Unit for elementary school students and have started to research ideas. What are some Integrated Units that have worked for you? Thank you.
    • Ms. Brkich - Fire department speakers are always a good idea, especially if they're willing to demonstrate the truck. Depending upon how young, a walking field trip to the library during which time they receive tour and possibly an opportunity to sign up for a card if they don't already have one. A visit from the local bank to talk about basic savings and interest might be good too.

      • Apr 12, 2014
    • Mrs. Majors - If you have a Junior Achievement organization in your area, that could be a great resource to!

      • Apr 12, 2014
  • Mrs. Thomas's avatar
    Does anyone know if there are any technology grants available to Spanish teachers or World language teachers in general?
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    Join us tomorrow for our weekly Hangout when Justin Wells of Envision Learning Partners will talk to us about the new assessments being used by Common Core states around the country and show examples of performance tasks like those on the Smarter Balanced test. Justin and BIE National Faculty member Andrew Miller will discuss how Project Based Learning can align with the new standards and prepare students for the performance tasks.
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    In a new blog, Clara Galan of Remind101 reminds us that texting can help set your students up for success in a project. She shares a few ways that teachers can use texting, which include texting small groups, attaching rubrics, resources, and a contract, sending reminders and deadlines, sharing group updates, and providing encouragement and tips. Check out the blog and let us know if you can think of any other ways that texting can be used to help teachers plan, schedule, and manage a project.
    • Mrs. Frederick - Great thanks for sharing

      • Apr 7, 2014
    • Mrs. Lewis - If texting is not allowed in your school try Today's Meet. It will do the same thing in the classroom plus you can print out the conversation for documentation.

      • Apr 8, 2014
  • Mr Josh Gold's avatar
    New group dealing with planning lessons/projects for the academic classes using arduino boards. Please join/share the link with other groups that may be interested. https://edmo.do/j/9kdah9
  • Dr. Palombella's avatar
    Good afternoon!
    My Parasitology students (high school juniors and seniors) have created a Web site about ticks in Virginia as their PBL project.
    Tick season is already upon us throughout the US. Learn about ticks, the diseases they carry, and more. While our site focuses on ticks in Virginia, much of the information is applicable to other areas. There are also links to information specific to other parts of the country and the world.
    Please take a moment to check out my students' work. It's my and their first attempt at a PBL, and we'd love feedback from the PBL community. You can post comments here, but it would be great if you could also use the site's comment form.
    The URL is: http://cosby-tick-info.weebly.com/
    Thanks very much for your consideration.
    Tony Palombella
    Cosby High School
    Midlothian, Virginia
    Good afternoon!
    My Parasitology students (high school juniors and seniors) have created a Web site about ticks in Virginia as their PBL project.
    Tick season is already upon us throughout the US. Learn about ticks, the diseases they carry, and more. While our site focuses on ticks in Virginia, much of the information is applicable to other areas. There are also links to information specific to other parts of the country and the world.
    Please take a moment to check out my students' work. It's my and their first attempt at a PBL, and we'd love feedback...
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    BIE's Editor in Chief John Larmer recaps yesterday's Hangout, "Assessment in Project Based Learning," when he was joined by BIE National Faculty members Ian Stevenson and Erika Jordan, and educator Janet Bontz. Check out the entire recap, and then join us next week when we'll be joined by Justin Wells, formerly at the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity and now with Envision Schools, to discuss how Project Based Learning can prepare students for the performance tasks planned for CCSS assessments. Let us know if you'll be joining us for the Hangout on Google+: http://bit.ly/1ovJyGB
    BIE's Editor in Chief John Larmer recaps yesterday's Hangout, "Assessment in Project Based Learning," when he was joined by BIE National Faculty members Ian Stevenson and Erika Jordan, and educator Janet Bontz. Check out the entire recap, and then join us next week when we'll be joined by Justin Wells, formerly at the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity and now with Envision Schools, to discuss how Project Based Learning can prepare students for the performance tasks planned for CCSS assessments. Let us know if you'll be joining...
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At its core, PBL is focused on important knowledge and concepts derived from standards, and skills valuable for today's world, such as critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.

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