Resources for Project-Based Learning

Getting Hands-on at NSBA with Workbench

Posted by Becky Durana on Mar 29, 2018 10:30:00 AM

When Workbench heads to a conference our goal is always to help attendees experience learning in a hands-on way with us. As special sponsors of the NSBA 2018 conference, we have an exciting range of ways for conference-goers to experience hands-on and active learning with us. In our interactive playground (National Connections Lounge, room 220) we'll be showcasing our integration with Google Classroom and previewing our integrated programming canvas, which enhances Google’s Blockly. You’ll get a sneak-peek of our CS curriculum and plenty of opportunities to get hands-on with top classroom technology like Sphero Sprk+, Parrot Mambo, SAM Labs Kits, and more. We'll also be offering mini-sessions to help attendees work more deeply with us to understand how the right tools plus Project Based Learning and STEM can help with parent engagement and meeting computer science goals.

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Tags: Administrators, Google Classroom, NSBA, National School Board Association, EdTech Conference

Building parent engagement at your school

Posted by Christie Veitch on Mar 22, 2018 10:00:00 AM
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Tags: Getting Started with PBL, Teachers, Administrators, PBL, PBL Projects, Standards, STEAM night, Parent involvement, Parents, open house, STEM night, parent night

Worried about classroom disruptions slowing you down? Focus on being prepared to be flexible!

Posted by Zach Zayner on Mar 13, 2018 10:30:00 AM

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Tags: PBL Pilot Program, Getting Started with PBL, Teachers, Administrators, PBL, PBL Projects, Classroom Management, Classroom Disruptions, Difficult Students

Making PBL work in every Classroom: Why integration matters

Posted by Christie Veitch on Mar 5, 2018 9:30:00 AM

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”

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Tags: PBL Pilot Program, Getting Started with PBL, Teachers, Administrators, PBL, PBL Projects, PBL Research, Standards, Google Education, Google Classroom, Integration

Finding Teacher Leaders: A First Step in District-wide PBL Implementation

Posted by Becky Webster on Jan 23, 2018 10:00:00 AM

You’ve read the project-based learning (PBL) success stories, researched the studies showing student performance gains, and now you’re ready for your district to dive into PBL. Your next step is finding teacher leaders. This is a critical task because these educators will add value in a few different ways:

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Tags: PBL Pilot Program, Getting Started with PBL, Teachers, Administrators, PBL

Collaborating with Colleagues: Working Together for PBL Success

Posted by Becky Webster on Jan 18, 2018 12:20:00 PM

Collaboration is at the core of project-based learning. Educators benefit from working with colleagues whether they’re starting out with PBL or have been facilitating projects for years. Shared development can be done in different ways, from formal training to informal discussions. A combination of approaches gives teachers the opportunity to find the right fit.

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Tags: Teachers, PBL

Project-Based Learning: Benefiting Students and Their Communities

Posted by Becky Webster on Jan 16, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Navigating real-world problems is at the heart of project-based learning (PBL). What better way to bring the real world into the classroom than to bring the classroom into the real world? Not only is effective PBL bolstered by service learning and community partnerships, but the community at large can reap benefits that start with engaged young residents participating in community life.

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Tags: Teachers, PBL

Does it work? Research on Project-Based Learning

Posted by Becky Webster on Dec 19, 2017 7:20:00 AM

Project-based learning sounds great: but does it work? Is there a way to find out what effects project-based learning (PBL) has on students? Admittedly, assessing PBL’s benefits can be tricky since it can be applied in a number of different ways and is often not the only form of instruction students receive. Luckily, as PBL’s popularity grows, there is also a growing body of research. Studies measuring the effects of PBL show significant benefits to students’ academic performance.

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Tags: Administrators, PBL Research

Aligning PBL with Standards

Posted by Becky Webster on Dec 14, 2017 9:20:00 AM

Student success and school (or school district) success is typically measured by test scores. Teachers and administrators are accountable for student performance. Home values can even rise or fall with the perceived quality of a school district. So, it’s no surprise that test scores are on the minds of educators.

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Tags: Teachers, Administrators, PBL, Standards

Seasonal Project-Based Learning  Activities for the Classroom

Posted by Becky Webster on Dec 12, 2017 12:25:38 PM

Keep students on track as winter holidays approach by including seasonal project-based learning (PBL) in your plans! The holiday season can be a time when students lose interest in classes, but it’s actually a great time to build enthusiasm around PBL. Acknowledge the excitement of the season and build those 21st Century Skills with fun projects like planning parties and making gifts.

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Tags: Teachers, PBL Projects

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