I have an upcoming webinar next week titled “Project Based Learning Online – Essential Elements and Examples”, part of iNACOL Teacher Talk series. Next week Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 6:00 PM (Eastern). It should be a good one.Register Now!
For teachers, project-based learning (PBL) is a “front-loaded” experience. That means considerable planning happens on the front end, before students ever enter the picture. Participants will explore the essentials elements of PBL design as well as look at example student projects from various courses, including English and Game Design. Andrew Miller will walk participants through the PBL projects of his and students’ design, looking at student products and learning management design in Moodle. Andrew will focus on what PBL looks like in a completely online environment. Suzie Boss will describe how an online PBL Camp that uses a variety of Web 2.0 tools to support professional learning, helps teachers find collaborators, invest in planning time, and gain familiarity with project-based learning strategies.
Andrew Miller is currently an online teacher for Giant Campus in a variety of project-based courses. He is a regular blogger, writer and presenter on various topics including PBL, Culturally Responsive teaching and online education. He also serves on the National Faculty for the Buck Institute for Education, traveling the country conducting workshops for numerous schools, districts and states.
Suzie Boss is co-author of Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age. She contributes regularly to Edutopia and is on the National Faculty of the Buck Institute for Education.