Specific strategies and examples for using the Make It Matter model (ideas, work, effort) to move projects closer to project-based learning.
A guide to incorporating collaboration, real-world problems, community connections, and self-directed learning.
Students making things is better than being passive, but making good things is better still!
Evaluates content knowledge AND skills like creativity, collaboration, problem-solving, and innovation.
Working collaboratively prepares students for their future, and builds essential 21st century skills.
Set the foundation for a classroom culture that supports effective teamwork
Inform learning and practice to support progress and ensure success
Transform project presentations into presentations of learning with feedback and reflection.
Authentic work requires a real world audience
The learning taking place during project work is more important than the finished product.
"When I Grow Up" tells students that their value today is limited. Instead, we should ask "What do you want to be today?"
Project-based learning motivates students by asking them to work toward an outcome that matters to them.
Academic disciplines have a lot in common, we should interconnect them.
Before students can create a successful project you have to create a good design or plan for that project.
Four questions to answer when you are beginning a project with students.
Give students experiences that will help the transition to project-based learning.
Raise expectations and standards in our classrooms by granting more responsibility to the learner.
The richest learning experiences and demonstrations of mastery emerge from situations with maximum flexibility.
Challenge students to achieve high quality so the value of student projects is obvious.
How STEM and PBL go hand in hand.
An approach to staff development that improves teaching and learning by modeling effective strategies.
Rubrics describe what high performance looks like and help establish responsibility for it.
Effective habits to foster student performance throughout the project process.
Reflection and refinement is essential to the successful implementation of project-based learning.
Special needs students can flourish in project-based learning environment.
Create custom rubrics for your classroom.
Graphic Organizer Maker
Create custom graphic organizers for your classroom.
A curated, copyright-friendly image library that is safe and free for education.