It is super easy to slip into a classroom or school culture of low-quality work, especially with PBL projects. But it doesn't have to be that way. How do you build a classroom culture that encourages and boosts PBL project quality improvement? Keep reading to find out!
5 Creative Types of Authentic Presentations for Student-Led Project-Based Learning
Authentic presentations are vital components of student-led project-based learning. The idea is for students to share their final products, new skills, and/or knowledge with an authentic audience with the purpose of making an impact.
But how? What are some ways of sharing PBL outcomes with a public and relevant audience? Let's talk about that.
What is an authentic presentation?
Some of my favorite projects over the course of my teaching career have been those that have truly embraced the idea of sharing work with a relevant and meaningful audience; those that have included an authentic presentation.
I am never the most tech-savvy person in the room. There is so much out there and it's always evolving. It's tough to know where to start and just when I feel I've gotten it, everything changes.
Education technology can be intimidating and time-consuming to learn. Time isn't something teachers have in abundance. But it gets easier and more user-friendly everyday, and Google Maps is one such tech that PBL students can highly benefit from.
Innovative final products can really help spice up a project or project-based learning experience. Rather than the tired poster board or slideshow presentation, kids can get really creative with final products.
Now more than ever, either because of project based distance learning needs, interest in building tech literacy, or the desire to go paperless, educators are in need of digital final product options. This blog post is an extensive catalog of digital final product ideas for demonstrating learning in innovative and creative ways.
Do you need innovative ideas for projects that have creative end products to demonstrate learning? Sometimes we just need something to reference for final project ideas.
This blog post is a laundry list of interesting and creative project final product ideas that students and teachers can browse for inspiration.
How to Utilize Community Experts for Project-Based Learning Experiences Virtually
The use of community experts is common place in project-based learning. But how do you communicate with and partner with community experts when you don't have the flexibility to leave the classroom or bring experts to you? Students do so virtually!
One of my favorite aspects of project-based learning is the use of community experts. Using the community as a resource for PBL is valuable on a number of levels, as it makes learning more authentic and real-world-focused.
But how can students utilize community experts for project-based learning experiences? In what ways can learners use the community as a resource? Let's dive in!
Inquiry-based learning is a classroom or homeschool teaching strategy that puts students in the driver's seat. Rather than deliver students with tidbits of information that they may or may not resonate with, they ask their own questions about topics that interest them and stimulate curiosity. But how do they come up with GREAT questions?
Project-based learning is a phenomenal teaching method that allows students to dig deeper into relevant, real-world, and meaningful concepts. PBL driving questions frame these valuable learning experiences.
Whether a project-based learning experience is teacher-led or student-directed, writing a driving question is often the first step in PBL design. It is also one of the biggest struggles.
Let's dive into exactly what a PBL driving question is and how to write them in a way that doesn't make you or your students want to pull your hair out!
To provide innovative educational resources for educators, parents, and students, that go beyond lecture and worksheets.
Sara Segar, experiential life-science educator and advisor, curriculum writer, and mother of two.