Meeting ISTE Standards for Students Through a Project-Based Approach
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Melinda Kolk Angela Matthews
Project-based learning, as opposed to project work, is uniquely suited to meeting the intended goals of the ISTE Standards for Students and also provides opportunities for students to meet specific digital-age learning targets. Come learn how to combine technology with PBL to meet curriculum and ISTE standards.
|Audience:||Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||None needed. Simply a notebook or digital tool to record ideas. A range of software can be used to support the PBL process and help students meet the goals of the ISTE Standards for Students. This session focuses on process, not products. What you have already is the best tool to use.|
|Topic:||Project-, problem- & challenge-based learning|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
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At a time when there is a lot of shallow, on-demand information, we need to encourage deep thinking and creative problem solving. Project-based learning provides an effective model to engage students in deep thinking, while connecting their learning to the real world.
Project-based learning in a student-centered and inquiry-based approach to learning that coaches students through the deep thinking necessary to effectively construct knowledge. Combining technology with a project-based approach to learning in the classroom makes it easy to meet the ISTE Standards for Students.
In a project-based approach to teaching and learning, students work to apply what they know to solve a real-world problem. Students explore the curriculum in depth as they apply knowledge to resolve questions, determine connections, and assess relationships. During the project-based learning process, students also engage and hone thinking, communication, leadership, collaboration, and the essential digital-age skills outlined in the ISTE Standards for Students.
What is PBL and how is it different from project work (10 minutes)
How PBL embodies the spirit of the ISTE Standards for Students and is uniquely suited for students to meet specific standards of: 1. Empowered Learner, 2. Digital Citizen, 3. Knowledge Constructor, 4. Innovative Designer, 5. Computational Thinker, 6. Creative Communicator, 7. Global Collaborator. (15 minutes)
Examples of PBL and how this is achieved, including food waste and school gardens (20 minutes)
How to begin taking a PBL approach (15 minutes)
As a result of attending this session, participants will:
1. understand the difference between projects and PBL
2. see what a PBL approach looks like in action.
3. learn how PBL provides a motivating and effective way to meet both content standards and ISTE Standards for Students.
4. walk away with ideas and strategies for implementing a PBL approach at their school.
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Harmin, M. (1994) Inspiring Active Learning: A Handbook for Teachers. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development: Alexandria.
Katz, L.G. and Chard, S.C. (2000) Engaging Children's Minds: The Project Approach, 3rd Edition. Stamford, CT: Ablex.
How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory.
Top 10 Ways to Make your Projects More Authentic
ISTE Standards for Students
Melinda is the Editor of Creative Educator magazine and the Deputy Director of the Constructivist Consortium. Melinda is also one of the founders of Tech4Learning. For the past 20 years, Melinda has led workshops at schools around the world and made hundreds of presentations at education conferences, such as ASCD and ISTE, on the topics of creativity, project-based learning, and open-ended technologies. She has been a featured speaker or keynote at MACUL, VSTE, MICCA, and ISTE.