(PD Title No. EDU4459E)

Intel® Elements - Project-Based Approaches

Proficiency Level: Mastery

Subject(s):Foreign Languages,Language Arts and Reading,Guidance,Health Education,Industrial Education,Interdisciplinary,Leadership Training,Multicultural Education,Music,Parent Education,Psychology,Science,Social Science,Volunteer,Special Education,Technology,Computer Education,Mathematics,Business,Art,Career Tech,Library Media

Grade(s): PreK,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,CC,Other

Hours: 30.00


Description: This workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the principles of Project-Based Learning (PBL) and strategies for implementing PBL projects in their classrooms. Throughout this six-week workshop, exemplary projects will be analyzed, critiqued, and evaluated for applicability to participants' classroom needs. Participants will gain hands-on experience developing collaborative, inquiry-based projects that support their curricular goals. Participants will learn to blend PBL and standards-based design strategies to create curriculum units that enhance student learning. Each participant will leave the online workshop with a detailed plan for a PBL project.


Pre-requisites: This is an introductory course for teachers, technology specialists, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel.  Participants are expected to have regular access to computers.  In addition, participants should be proficient with using email, browsing the Internet, and navigating to computer files.


Objectives: This workshop will enable participants to:
1. Learn about principles of PBL
2. Develop a collection of web-based PBL resources to support curricular planning
3. Learn how to develop PBL activities to support curricular goals
4. Learn to utilize technology in the planning, implementation, and assessment of Project-Based Learning
5. Develop techniques to help students effectively participate in Project-Based Learning
6. Plan a standards-based, technology-enhanced PBL project for classroom use
7. Participate in an online collegial network