NOTE: Scroll down and read through the projects included in this resource.
This student-directed project-based learning teacher guide and project bundle is a great resource for districts, schools, teachers, and home educators that are trying to move toward a student-directed, project-based learning environment.
No prep, up to one year long, project-based learning (PBL) curriculum, and PBL training guide! This product is a bundle of awesome PBL projects! It is also a guide/manual to help teachers move from lecture-based instruction (teacher-directed) to project-based learning (student-directed). The purpose of this product is to assist with the transition from a teacher-directed classroom to a student-directed classroom using project-based learning as the mechanism for doing so.
This package is designed to gradually acquaint instructors and students with project-based learning over the course of a year. A good rule of thumb for thetimeframe per project is 2-4 weeks. During that time, students could/should be working on more than one project at a time.
All of the projects are relevant to modern-day students, encourage student choice in topic and outcome, promote collaboration with community experts, integrate disciplines, ask students to develop authentic presentations, and afford students the opportunity to self-assess and reflect on their work.
This product includes:
1. for teachers on how to gradually transform students into successful project-based learners. It works well as the curriculum for an advisory, a specific class or even as a supplement to a course rather than the entire curriculum.
2. , each project includes:
a) A teacher guide with project details, materials needed, introductory discussion
questions and student-topic brainstorming activities.
b) Student guide including project details and expectations, final product options,
authentic presentation options, a task completion checklist, project challenge
options, and a research guide template.
c) Community expert form.
d) Generic rubric to be used for any project.
e) Blank template for student-created rubrics (with word banks).
f) Blank project proposal sheet for more experienced PBL learners.
g) Personal project plan template that consists of goal-making, a project task list
and reflection questions.
***Note: The following resources are also included in my Project-Based Learning Mega Bundle. Many of the projects below are also included in some of my other PBL bundles. Check for overlap.
- Career Exploration
- Plan a Trip Around the World
- Science Fair Experiment
- Health Conditions/Diseases/Illnesses
- Natural Disasters
- Famous Trials
- International Games
- Heritage Project
- Start a Club
- History Through Artistic Expression
- Learn a New Skill
- Women's Studies
- Hometown History
- Real-Life Heroes
- Current Events
- Object Exploration: Plastic Bottles
- Hometown Behind the Scenes: Local Business
- Hometown Behind the Scenes: Community Event
- Endangered Species (Bonus)
The projects included in this bundle were designed to encourage students to become more independent, to be more active in their communities, to guide their own education, to be productive members of society, to be creative, healthy, problem-solvers, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners. Win, win, win!
Take a look at these blog posts for guidance:
- What is Project-Based Learning Anyway
- - Great for beginner PBL educators and students.
- for beginner and seasoned project-based educators.
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- FREE Project-Based Learning Assessment Portfolio - Free when you subscribe to Experiential Learning Depot mailing list. Head to experientiallearningdepot.com to subscribe.
- Vice News Series Bundle: Episode Worksheets and PBL Extensions
- Community Action Projects
- Problem-Based Learning Tool Kit
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