B E L I E V E
FEBRUARY 26, 2020
A G E N D A
- Standards- Deconstruction
- Backwards design-
- Assessment measure mastery
- DOK Levels
- Cornerstone Skills
- Design- Voice and choice
- Always bring Data & student work
- PBL does not always have to cover an extended period of time, it can be a one lesson session
- PBL should not be an event – as that approach needs to be embedded in our regular lessons as that is just “good teaching practices”
- Be sure and bring your lesson plans today so we can see how we could turn a lesson into a mini-PBL.
- Let’s have a Pulse Check on progress on your PBL due next month- do you need support?
- Anything can be a PBL -PART 2
- Materials- Lesson plans, computer, texts or references
- Today you can choose a lesson and we will create ways to move it to a PBL
- Working in pairs, have each pair take one of your lessons to analyze and reflect
- Bouncing ideas off one another-come up with a strategy to make that lesson a mini-PBL
- Individually write down how you would teach the mini-PBL
- Return to pairs, and share your lesson ideas for a mini-PBL
- Polish your lesson.
- Share your mini-PBL with the group
- Tell how more lessons can be moved to higher order in this manner
- Reflect on the role of a mini-PBL in your classes
- Where are you with your mini-PBL to share at our March 25th meeting?
- October 1, 2019
- October 23, 2019
- December 11, 2019
- January 29, 2020
- February 26, 2020
- March 25, 2020
- April 29,2020
A few points on all PBL learning:
- What standards are you addressing?
- What does the data say about their entering behavior?
- How will you know when they master it?- how to assess?
- What activities can students do that will help them master the standard?
- How can you facilitate the learning?
Next DESIGN your lesson / PBL
- Have a strong driving question
- Have supporting Essential Questions already developed ahead of time
- Hone your questioning techniques
- Look to incorporate multiple content areas / cross-curricular
- Always list ALL the skills that are embedded in the PBL (no matter how big or small it is), remember primary, secondary and tertiary skills along with cornerstone, life/career and content skills
- Think about the process. Consider the process we went through at our last meeting with the Foreign Currency activity. One of the things I want you to consider pushing with the teachers is having students generate questions. Often teachers are too quick to look for answers and the same hold true for our students- they look to come up with answers as opposed to considering the importance of the questions
- Look over the templates we have used to guide your work as you design the lesson.
Writing is our norm
- Think of how you can incorporate WRITING into your lessons– including your PBLs…
- Use the SRSD / TIDE initiative to get proper writing skills to become our norm
- Our goal is to begin to embed “PBL=Style” activities in our daily lessons.
- On our March 25th SUCCESS day -you are asked to bring an example of a mini-PBL that you have completed in your classes. Include all the components of a PBL in this, along with assessment tools, rubrics, student work samples, etc. This mini-PBL can have the overarching school-wide theme of going green, conservation, recycling, etc.
- IF you need support contact George- firstname.lastname@example.org (call/text- 304-673-8634)