Project-based Learning (PBL) is a teaching framework where students learn by actively engaging in projects related to real-world situations. PBL promotes critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, and communication skills while also allowing students to create a deeper understanding and connection with the subject matter.
By incorporating project-based learning into your school’s curriculum, you will be providing your students with a transformative educational experience that prepares them for success both in and beyond the classroom.
8 Essential Elements of Project-based Learning (PBL) with i-Tech
- Significant Content
- 21st Century Skills
- In-Depth Inquiry
- Driving Question
- Need to Know
- Student Voice & Choice
- Reflection & Revision
- Public Audience
Project-based Learning (PBL) Coaching Scope
In an interactive kick-off workshop, we gauge faculty’s existing knowledge of project-based learning approaches and tactics. From there we determine an initial PBL topic and establish a rubric.
Managing the Middle
We check-in with teachers on a periodic basis to help them assess students’ project status based on clear benchmarks. We provide them with self-assessment tools and offer ongoing support with scaffolded activities.
We coach teachers on project assessment methods including:
- overall project versus recipe
- involvement of experts and/or community
- measured outcomes