This week’s post builds off of last week’s entry on Project Based Learning. The link below takes you to The Buck Institute for Education’s blog, where the essential elements of project based learning design are laid out. The Buck Institute is a national leader in developing and training teachers in Project Based Learning; I’ve found their resources very helpful!
This week’s article from EDWeek is about how and why teacher-preparation programs need to include training in implementing Project Based Learning. Even if you’re not engaged in preparing future K-12 teachers, there’s a lot of useful information here, particularly “5 Key Practices of a PBL Teacher”. Projects are difficult to implement, but can be transformative for courses and students.