Specific strategies and examples for using the Make It Matter model (ideas, work, effort) to move projects closer to project-based learning.
How to support remote learners throughout the process of Project-Based Learning.
Build future-ready skills across content areas with these five design purposes
Students making things is better than being passive, but making good things is better still!
A guide to incorporating collaboration, real-world problems, community connections, and self-directed learning.
The learning taking place during project work is more important than the finished product.
Evaluates content knowledge AND skills like creativity, collaboration, problem-solving, and innovation.
Inform learning and practice to support progress and ensure success
Four ideas for building self-evaluation into the learning process
Working collaboratively prepares students for their future, and builds essential 21st century skills.
Set the foundation for a classroom culture that supports effective teamwork
Ideas to help learners with a range of skills and styles utilize the strengths of a team to reach their goals.
Using big ideas to develop essential questions that guide project design and driving questions that guide student work.
Six ideas to both engage students at the start of project work and firmly establish a culture of risk-taking and inquiry.
Transform project presentations into presentations of learning with feedback and reflection.
Authentic work requires a real world audience
Project-based learning motivates students by asking them to work toward an outcome that matters to them.
Raise expectations and standards in our classrooms by granting more responsibility to the learner.
If we believe our students have potential beyond measure, we must ask them to produce work for authentic audiences.
A project-based approach to learning helps you meet both the goals of and skills in the ISTE Standards for Students.
How project-based learning provides an authentic context for applying the ISTE Standards for Students
Four questions to answer when you are beginning a project with students.
Make learning relevant and purposeful by grounding student work in your local community
Give students experiences that will help the transition to project-based learning.
Academic disciplines have a lot in common, we should interconnect them.
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.
Before students can create a successful project you have to create a good design or plan for that project.
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.