- February 26 – April 1
- August 6 – August 20 (accelerated 2-week session)
Deepen your knowledge of the power of problem-based learning in the classroom with a focus on implementation strategies. Design differentiated activity lists with multiple ways for students to learn, develop content facilitation grids and questions to support student-driven learning, and implement four types of formative assessments throughout the PBL unit. Note: Participants will apply course content to a previously created Problem-Based task and rubric.
- Designing activity lists that offer students required activities, choice activities (offering more than one way to build a concept or skill), and optional activities (offering extension opportunities to those who are advanced) from a brainstormed scaffold for learning
- Developing facilitation grids, laying out skills and concepts to assess student learning as the teacher facilitates instruction.
- Designing facilitation questions to move students to higher-order thinking.
- Understanding the role of the Four Types of Formative Assessment to support progress monitoring and growth.
- Creating a transfer task as a venue for students to apply, or “transfer,” their learning from an authentic PBL unit to a new real-world context
Watch IDE Corp.’s YouTube video “What’s the difference between project-based learning and problem-based learning?“.
This course will use your choice of Dr. Nancy Sulla’s books, Students Taking Charge In Grades K-5 or Students Taking Charge In Grades 6-12 as a resource. Only one is required. The assigned book must be purchased in advance. Access to the MyQPortal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC. 25 contact hours.