Introduction to Project-Based Learning
Project-based learning (PBL) is a type of unit design in which students meet content standards and learn 21st-century skills by working for an extended period to research and respond to a challenging problem or question that is based in real-world contexts. This module introduces participants to the essential elements of PBL along with current research about the practice and will give you the opportunity to begin implementing PBL in your own classroom.
1.0 CEU (general)
Alignment to North Carolina standards
- North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards
- 3. Teachers know the content they teach.
- a. Teachers align their instruction with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.
- 4. Teachers facilitate learning for their students.
- c. Teachers use a variety of instructional methods.
- e. Teachers help students develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- NC Digital Learning Competencies for Classroom Teachers
- 3. Digital Content and Instruction: Teachers will know and use appropriate digital tools and resources for instruction.
- d. Immerse students in exploring relevant issues and analyze authentic problems through digital tools and resources.
Participants will create the following in completing this module, and
central office staff may, at their discretion, request these work products before granting CEUs.
- Reflection journal
- PBL note guide
- Lesson plan implementing three elements of PBL