This course focuses on five core elements essential to successfully implementing PBL to enhance STEM in grade K-8 classrooms: planning, launching the lesson, managing the middle, integrating assessments, and the final project. The purpose of this course is to demonstrate how these core elements provide a framework for implementing PBL/STEM across grade levels and content areas.
You will learn how to:
- design PBL/STEM projects that keep students engaged and eager to learn throughout the PBL process
- launch projects that fully involve students in the learning process and lead to dynamic learning opportunities
- create a classroom environment where practice brings success and all students can achieve
- help your students overcome the paralysis of failure and learn how to grow from their mistakes
Watch an excerpt from this course:
"I really loved this class. Project based learning is so fun but can be challenging to plan. This class provided a great framework showing teachers how to set up an project based learning plan to make things easy effective and fun."
- S. Cipolletti
"I really enjoyed this course. It helped me see first hand PBS in action especially at different levels! I am able to take lots of notes from information shared by the teachers in the videos. Like seeing how the students and teachers respond to each other."
- G. McGeever
"This was the perfect course for me. I have been using stem activities in my classroom often but this will make them far more effective learning experiences!"
- B. Ingle
"I enjoyed seeing how simple it is to incorporate PBL into the classroom. I liked listening to the type of questioned the teachers used to prompt students and help keep them engaged and thinking about their project. I also like how this way of learning is creating an authentic learning environment."
- B. Armstrong
"The course was easy to navigate and complete in my own time. The resources provided were very helpful."
- L. Ballew