Project Based Learning In Practice

Maker PBL: Managing multiple projects in the Alt/EBD Class

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By Shayla Adams-Stafford
Weekly tips, interviews, strategies and best practices in implementing Project Based Learning from Instructional Coach Shayla Adams-Stafford.
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"Man, why are we learning this?"- Designing 'with' students, teacher vulnerability & letting go!
This week we talk with PBL Coach, Teacher, and School Designer Andrew Biros as he drops tons of gems on how to involve students in the actual project design process and how vulnerability in the classroom can be a good thing! He challenges us to think about the 'what' and 'how' of PBL and gives some great resources along the way! Keep up with Andrew on twitter @andrewbiros
28:51
October 30, 2018
"And the winner is...." Using the arts and bit of competition in ELA!
Dara Laws-Savage describes how she uses her innovative Carter Awards program to bring ELA research to life! Keep up with Dara online @ Twitter: @msdlaws, and in her Facebook group: Savage Educational Consulting!
18:41
October 23, 2018
#TechTuesday- Learning with Loom- Screen Video Recording
Our guest this week Ted Malefyt breaks down how he uses Loom to provide effective, screen-recorded feedback to students to create dynamic projects. Best part--- this tool is free! Ted also delves into the intersection of Tech and Nature and how he balances the two to create authentic projects! Keep up with Ted and his awesome work at the STREAM School @tedmalefyt, stream school.weebly.com or shoot him an email ted@outdoordiscovery.org.
23:23
July 24, 2018
The 'Silo-breaker': Finding connection to move students forward
Join us as we talk with PBL Powerhouse Ginger Lewman as she shares how she breaks silos that exists in schools to help students and teachers realize the power of connection. Ginger is a Keynote speaker, author and teacher. You can purchase her latest book "Lessons for LifePractice Learning" filled with tons of awesome tips and strategies. Twitter: @GingerLewman, Facebook: Ginger Lewman, LifePractice PBL (page), Practicing PBL (group) Insta: GingerLewman, Snapchat (and PBL edu group): GingerMokeev Websites: www.GingerLewman.org www.LifePracticePBL.org www.STEAMmakerCamp.org Online course: practicingpbl.teachable.com
26:29
June 5, 2018
Restorative Practices + ELA: Creating the culture to get the most out of student writing
Join us as we chat with Lauren Mckenzie, a D.C. based ELA and SS educator, as she shares how she helps students connect and create empathy for a project through restorative practices. For more info on Lauren and her project you can reach her at lauren.mckenzie@dc.gov.!
23:08
May 22, 2018
Tech Tuesday: Using LittleBits to practice Computational Thinking!
This week on our very first #TechTuesday we have the opportunity to speak with Jorge Valenzuela- a computer scientist enthusiast, and writer who breaks down how to use @littleBits with projects both at school and at home! Keep up with Jorge on his blog www.lifelonglearningdefined.com or on twitter @JorgedoesPBL !
16:39
May 15, 2018
Recharge: How to help teachers overcome 'PBL fatigue'!
This week we chat with PBL Principal Lacrecia Terrance as she discusses how she invigorates her staff, especially when they are feeling worn out from back to back projects. She also shares an inspiring story about a young man who overcame significant obstacles using PBL! Keep up with Lacrecia on Twitter @LadyFTerrance
23:32
May 1, 2018
Maker PBL: Managing multiple projects in the Alt/EBD Class
Maker Teachers Andrea Wilson-Vazquez and Hannah Cushing share how they use creativity, reflection, an AMAZING management system and patience to inspire Alternative and EBD Students through "Passion Based" Learning. Keep up with them online; Twitter: Hannah- @teachercush, Andrea- Twitter: @wilsandrea and on Instagram @wecmakerspace !
26:41
April 11, 2018
Keep It Simple! How to find clarity in the midst of projects!
Join us as we chat with Aaron Eisburg, learning facilitator at Center for Excellence as he shares with us how he helps teachers and students find clarity in the midst of crazy projects! He also shares how learning lab tours can be a great source of PD and much more! Keep up with Aaron @eisbergpbl and the Center for Excellence @newtechhighcfe.
29:55
April 5, 2018
'Got any more of that PBL?': Using research to change perceptions and create "Think Space" for Teachers!
Join us as we chat with Charity Parsons of @idoschool as she breaks down how she shatters stereotypes about what Black males can do through her dynamic interdisciplinary projects. She empowers teachers all over the country by giving them space to think, research and create great PBL! Follow her on Twitter @idoschool or check out www.idoschool.com!
21:45
March 13, 2018
Bringing Non-Fiction to Life in ELA!
Join us as ELA teacher @melteets breaks down how she makes non-fiction engaging using conspiracies and documentaries! She shares how she uses curriculum maps and purposefully designs for student centered learning.
22:46
March 11, 2018
Parks, Partnership and Empathy: Using National Parks for Dynamic PBL!
Did you know most Americans are on average only 45 mins away from a National Park? How might you use local and state parks to create dynamic projects? Tune in as we chat with @saintfester on how he has combined his work with National Parks with PBL! Check out his site for Park Based Learning @parkbasedlearn or festeredu.com
31:50
March 6, 2018
"At-Promise" Youth and PBL: Building a sustainable future for students in DC!
Join us for our chat with Janel Brown, Founding Deputy Executive Director of Sustainable Futures, a public charter in DC combining PBL with competency- based learning for youth often furthest from opportunity. She keeps it real with us about the challenges and triumphs of their 'Year 1' and her thoughts on how PBL is the solution for reaching this population. Follow her @eatprayeducate and Sustainable Futures @sfpcsdc!
24:59
February 27, 2018
"Not Your Parent's Gym Class!"
Tune in to hear from Physical Education All-Stars Ryan Gordy and Adam Hughes as they share how they have totally transformed your typical P.E. Class into a PBL course through their Experience Education curriculum. Listen to how they use PBL to reduce the social anxiety often associated with P.E. Class! Follow @coachgordy #PBL
23:02
February 18, 2018
2pac May Not Be Relevant!
Dr. Kelvin Bullock, Executive Director of Equity Affairs, talks with us about using PBL as a tool for equity, and how to avoid pitfalls when trying to make a project culturally relevant. You can keep up with him on twitter @dps_equity or @dkelvinb! Tune in and subscribe!
22:54
January 28, 2018
Making math REALLY Real-world!
Math expert Telannia Norfar breaks down how she combines her field experiences from her non-traditional path to teaching with her insatiable love for PBL to create math projects that actually simulate the real world! She gives us a glimpse into her classroom and also into her forthcoming book "Modeling Mathmatics in PBL". Keep up with Telannia on Twitter: @thnorfar or through her interactive blog www.PBL-birdside@blogspot.com !
27:42
January 16, 2018
70 Students +My First Project!
Andre Daughty talks to us about encouraging new PBL teachers, his first project and his class of 70 (yes you read that right... SEVENTY!) students. He dives into how he encouraged reluctant students to connect with local history, and pushed new PBL teachers to realize what their students could do! Tune in! You can follow Andre @andredaughty on Twitter.
23:48
January 8, 2018
INTRO!
Intro! • Who am I?
01:33
December 26, 2017
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