Project Based Learning

An evolving page to gather and organize PBL resources for the MST team
 0_Online Resources
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Buck Institute Free Resources
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A link to downloadable versions of many of the materials found in the PBL 101 workbook that Buck gave us  Oct 30, 2012, 1:53 PM Andy Cahill
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Buck Institute Project Library
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A teacher-generated online library of projects from schools and organizations across the country. Growing bigger every year  Oct 30, 2012, 1:53 PM Andy Cahill
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Edutopia: PBL Launch Pad
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Media-rich website that includes a number of videos and resources with real-school examples of PBL in action  Oct 30, 2012, 1:53 PM Andy Cahill
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Edutopia: PBL Library
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Edutopia's library of PBL articles and project examples  Oct 30, 2012, 1:53 PM Andy Cahill
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Envisions Project Library
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Teacher built project library across many disciplines  Oct 30, 2012, 2:19 PM Andy Cahill
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Planting Seeds for PBL
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An amazing website with tons of PBL resources, built by a teacher who uses PBL in her classroom  Oct 30, 2012, 1:53 PM Andy Cahill
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West Virginia Public Schools Project Library
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WV's excellent online PBL library, including a number of strong examples in mathematics  Oct 30, 2012, 1:53 PM Andy Cahill
 1_PBL 101
ĉ PBLinaction.doc
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Brief examples of PBL ideas  35k v. 5 Oct 30, 2012, 1:38 PM Andy Cahill
ĉ PBL_Strategic Planning and Implementation Questions.docx
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A template to guide school-wide planning for PBL. Could be useful as we look ahead to Year 2  128k v. 2 Oct 30, 2012, 2:02 PM Andy Cahill
ĉ Project-BasedLearning-AShortHistory.doc
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History of PBL  87k v. 5 Oct 30, 2012, 1:37 PM Andy Cahill
ĉ Teach_Learning_Guide.doc
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Project Teaching and Learning Guide - High-level template for designing projects  41k v. 4 Oct 30, 2012, 1:43 PM Andy Cahill
ĉ WhatisPBL.doc
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PBL description  16k v. 5 Oct 30, 2012, 1:37 PM Andy Cahill
 2_Project Management Tools
ĉ PBL_St_Kit_Project_Management.doc
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Kit of tools for managing groups of students (and helping them self-manage)  118k v. 4 Oct 30, 2012, 1:41 PM Andy Cahill
ĉ ProjectManageTools.doc
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Multiple useful emplates for students (weekly contracts, product and presentation preparation, research, etc)  111k v. 4 Oct 30, 2012, 1:42 PM Andy Cahill
ĉ Project_Overview.doc
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Detailed template for mapping out a project   82k v. 4 Oct 30, 2012, 1:54 PM Andy Cahill
 3_Project Assessment
Ċ advisory20.pdf
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The twentieth in a series of Technical Advisories issued by the NHDOE to clarify the School Approval Standards -- this one focuses on validating and using high-school level competencies  144k v. 2 Dec 19, 2012, 5:58 AM Andy Cahill
ĉ algebra1 (1).doc
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An working example of competency based assessment for high-school level algebra from CACES -- www.caces.org  197k v. 2 Dec 19, 2012, 6:02 AM Andy Cahill
Ċ asmt-sbac-math-hs-sample-items.pdf
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More from Smarter Balance on Math  9499k v. 2 Oct 30, 2012, 3:03 PM Andy Cahill
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Authentic Learner-Centered Assessments
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A teacher blogs about her efforts to move towards learner-centered performance tasks and assessments  Dec 12, 2012, 12:00 PM Andy Cahill
Ċ Casco-Bay-Family-Grading-Guide.pdf
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Casco Bay's competency-based grading policies (includes example of using quarter points on a rubric e.g. 3.25)  129k v. 2 Jan 13, 2013, 5:44 AM Andy Cahill
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Casco Bay: Video on Standards-Based Grading
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  Jan 13, 2013, 2:42 PM Andy Cahill
Ĉ draft student rubric_10.28.12.xlsx
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  12k v. 2 Oct 30, 2012, 3:02 PM Andy Cahill
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Effective PBL Assessment
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Criteria for Effective Assessment in Project-Based Learning  Jan 13, 2013, 2:45 PM Andy Cahill
ĉ HIGH-TECH-HI-NJ-GRADING.docx
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Break down of credit distribution at High Tech High New Jersey (PBL School)  40k v. 6 Oct 30, 2012, 1:43 PM Andy Cahill
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Making Assessment Relevant to Students
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An Edutopia blog about the power of performance assessment to facilitate learning and growth  Jan 10, 2013, 11:59 AM Andy Cahill
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Mathematics Assessment Project
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Another great math resource with strategies for weaving assessment into the classroom (including projects)  Oct 30, 2012, 2:17 PM Andy Cahill
ĉ MST Classrooom Observation Rubric Evidence Based.doc
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A tool that school leaders and teachers can use to focus classroom observations for learning and feedback -- adapted from the Buck Institute for Project-Based Learning  55k v. 2 Dec 19, 2012, 6:05 AM Andy Cahill
ć PASS1.ppt
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Overview from Kevin on competency-based assessment from his work with PASS  138k v. 6 Oct 30, 2012, 1:43 PM Andy Cahill
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Rochester New Hampshire
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An overview of Spaulding High School's transition to competency-based learning and assessment -- they are the leaders on competency-based learning in NH  Jan 10, 2013, 11:59 AM Andy Cahill
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Smarter Balance Assessment Examples
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Smarter Balance is driving the assessment model that will be supporting Common Core roll-out across the country. This link includes some sample assessments for Math (all grades). Useful as we work to link projects to academic standards  Oct 30, 2012, 2:16 PM Andy Cahill
ĉ template.doc
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A template from CACES for building competency-based assessment into a course/subject area -- www.caces.org  36k v. 2 Dec 19, 2012, 6:05 AM Andy Cahill
Ċ validation_rubric_for_course-level-competencies.pdf
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A tool you can use to pressure-test the validity of a competency statement  149k v. 2 Dec 19, 2012, 5:52 AM Andy Cahill
 4_Interdisciplinary Projects
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Khan Academy Discovery Camp: Math, Science and Project-Based Learning
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  Jan 10, 2013, 11:59 AM Andy Cahill
ĉ NYC Blended Competencies Project.docx
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Competency-based design tool with a sample course summaries for 11 actual interdisciplinary courses designed at a school in NYC  125k v. 2 Dec 19, 2012, 6:22 AM Andy Cahill
ĉ PBL_starters.docx
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Several in-depth project ideas that integrate English/Humanities and Math/Science  64k v. 2 Dec 19, 2012, 6:22 AM Andy Cahill
Ĉ sample projects.xlsx
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project ideas grounded in Manchester district and NH state standards  16k v. 2 Dec 19, 2012, 6:22 AM Andy Cahill
ĉ Whose Constitution Entry doc.doc
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ĉ Whose Constitution Project Guidelines.doc
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  60k v. 5 Dec 19, 2012, 6:22 AM Andy Cahill
ĉ Whose Constitution ST Calendar 2010-2011.doc
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  42k v. 5 Dec 19, 2012, 6:22 AM Andy Cahill
 5_Math Projects
Ċ 14E- Selecting Quality Tasks for Problem-Based Teaching.pdf
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How to weave PrBL into the classroom. Again, very useful for math planning  1925k v. 3 Dec 19, 2012, 6:26 AM Andy Cahill
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Edvantia Math
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Sample middle school math projects. Maybe these can be adapted or advanced to meet needs of high school student?  Dec 19, 2012, 6:26 AM Andy Cahill
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Examples of Math Projects
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Blog written by a tech-savvy parent and teacher. This particular blog entry focuses on different examples of math projects  Jan 6, 2013, 10:14 AM Andy Cahill
Ĉ Expon Growth Feedback.xls
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ĉ Expon Growth Organizer.doc
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  37k v. 3 Dec 19, 2012, 6:26 AM Andy Cahill
ĉ Expon Growth Proj.doc
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  25k v. 3 Dec 19, 2012, 6:26 AM Andy Cahill
ĉ Expon Growth Rubric(R).doc
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  21k v. 3 Dec 19, 2012, 6:26 AM Andy Cahill
ĉ Expon Growth Sample Project.doc
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  117k v. 3 Dec 19, 2012, 6:26 AM Andy Cahill
ĉ Expon Growth Wksht.doc
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  24k v. 3 Dec 19, 2012, 6:26 AM Andy Cahill
Ċ functionsproject&rubric.pdf
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Problem-based math mini-projects  176k v. 3 Dec 19, 2012, 6:26 AM Andy Cahill
Ċ lin_exp_quad-review.pdf
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More problem-based math mini-projects  127k v. 3 Dec 19, 2012, 6:26 AM Andy Cahill
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Making Math
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More math projects from EdC  Dec 19, 2012, 6:26 AM Andy Cahill
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Math Illuminations
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Great online resource of substantive math lessons and activities  Dec 19, 2012, 6:26 AM Andy Cahill
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NBA Math Hoops
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Currently being used by Big Picture Schools - "We aim to improve math literacy among urban youth by creating innovative, fun, and effective educational tools that harness the power of the NBA. We have formed a unique and groundbreaking partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to create a supplemental math curriculum, which is centered around a simulated basketball board game."  Jan 10, 2013, 11:59 AM Andy Cahill
Ċ NTN FAQ Math PrBL.pdf
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Clarifies distinctions and similarities between PBL and Problem-Based Learning (PrBL). Very useful in the context of math planning  392k v. 3 Dec 19, 2012, 6:26 AM Andy Cahill
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PBL and Math Standards
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Tips for Using Project-Based Learning to Teach Math Standards  Jan 13, 2013, 2:46 PM Andy Cahill
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Using Dialogue in Math
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Education Week Article on conversational learning in math classes  Jan 8, 2013, 7:34 AM Andy Cahill
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