Explore the power of the 6 Ps of PBL. Design a PBL task, a rubric to drive instruction, a scaffold of rich and diverse learning activities to implement with your students, and a plan for facilitating the learning.
- Understanding how “Raising Academic Rigor,” “Engaging Students in Learning,” and “Building Student Responsibility for Learning” go hand-in-hand
- Exploring the 6 Ps of PBL: place, problem, project, profession, phenomena, and pursuit-based learning
- Developing authentic, open-ended, problem-based tasks that create a felt need to learn
- Designing analytic rubrics to offer clearly articulated expectations, a roadmap for all learners, and challenges for gifted learners
- Designing a scaffold for learning to develop differentiated learning and practice activities
- Developing one or more other structures to support the unit, e.g.:
- Formative Assessments to drive instructional planning
- Facilitation Questions to probe students’ thinking at higher cognitive levels
- Facilitation Grid to manage your ongoing student facilitation
Participants in this course will use Dr. Nancy Sulla’s book Students Taking Charge as a resource. The assigned book must be purchased in advance. Access to MyQPortal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC.