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Saturday, February 1 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Project Based Learning in an Elementary Science Classroom

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Project Based Learning (PBL) allows students to steer their own learning, and gives them the opportunity to own their success. While this is an established model in secondary education, the methodology can be modified for elementary use, especially through Science. This workshop will provide a skeleton for planning a PBL unit in general, as well as the modifications for making that model successful on an elementary level. Examples of kindergarten, first grade, and fifth grade projects will be discussed. Each of these projects have been taught and have been successful on an elementary campus.

Workshop attendees will leave understanding:
1-The overall PBL process
2-How to write a Guiding Question
3-Templates for student research
4-How to guide elementary student research
5-Technology information for students to use in research, collaboration, and products for presentations
6-Rubrics for fishbowls, research notes, team collaboration, and product presentations
7-How to include parent communication in the PBL process
8-How to connect learning outside the 4 walls of the classroom.
9-Resources to begin creating PBL units.
10-How to incorporate individual accountability within group projects.


Saturday February 1, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm CST