Give yourself and your students a back-to-school gift that will set a life-changing tone for the rest of your year! This Project-Based Learning Back-to-School Boot Camp will have your students' families elated that their children are in your hands for the coming year, and your colleagues asking you to share what you're doing! These activities have been an instant hit for me year after year, earning the enthusiasm, respect, and trust of my students' families. Families, co-workers, and more importantly, students will see that you run your classroom differently, putting students into the driver's seat and on their way to a fantastic school year! Get ready for PBL Boot Camp!
Imagine giving yourself an invaluable gift at the beginning of your school year. The gift of having ten days worth of simple activities that help your students prepare for the world of Project-Based Learning. Ten days to dip your toes into the world of PBL while you're teaching beginning-of-the-year routines and expectations. Not only will these lessons foster the skills needed for PBL, they will allow you to glean information about your students in your first ten days of school (or within the ten days you implement them). By the time you start your first full-blown PBL, your students will be trained to think and cooperate in brand new ways. If you plan on using Project-Based Learning, this Boot Camp is ideal for you and your students!
*Ten simple, step-by-step 45-minute to one-hour STEM lesson plans
*Images for each lesson so you can see them in action
*Guidance on stimulating critical-thinking skills in your students
*Recommendations for student management, based on years of putting this boot camp into practice
*A gradual-release model that introduces you and your students to the world of PBL in short bursts
*Links to PBL materials, such as universal, age-appropriate rubrics for K-2 and 3-5
*Links to free STEM lessons
*Guidance on using SignUpGenius to organize in-class help and materials donations
*Building Apple Rafts
*Foil Boat Competition
*Straw Tower Building
*Constructing Pom-Pom Runs
***And 6 more!
These 10 hour-long, individual lesson plans will gradually prepare your classroom for its first full-blown PBL. Each lesson is detailed and deliberately planned to guide your students in developing critical-thinking skills. Materials lists are included to organize everything necessary, as are suggestions for utilizing SignUpGenius. There are no additional purchases necessary to access the activities within this bundle. This boot camp will have you and your students off to a strong start as you embark on Project-Based Learning!