Project-Based Learning: Bridging Common Core and 21st Century Skills

EDUC X 334

An introduction to designing and implementing Project-Based Learning (PBL) in the classroom. The course focuses on including questions for inquiry, exploration of real-world issues and solving authentic problems.

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What you can learn.

  • Learn how to design and implement Project-Based Learning (PBL) instructional units
  • Examine how PBL is an effective instructional approach for bridging 21st century skills and state standards
  • Explore real-world issues by solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources, and performance assessments
  • Experience the course as a collaborative, project-based learning unit
  • Develop a standards-aligned PBL unit for use in teaching

About this course:

Students learn how to design and implement Project-Based Learning (PBL) instructional units in the K-12 classroom and examine how PBL is an effective instructional approach for bridging 21st century skills and state standards (Common Core Mathematics and English Language Arts, and Next Generation Science). The course focuses on the essential elements of PBL, including driving and essential questions for inquiry, exploration of real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources, and performance assessments. As they learn about the necessary elements and structure of a well-designed project, course participants themselves experience the course as a collaborative, project-based learning unit. As the final product, students develop a standards-aligned PBL unit for use in their own teaching.

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