Project-Based Learning is a teaching strategy wherein students learn by actively engaging in meaningful projects with real-world applicability. This second course, Project-Based Learning: Engaging the 21st Century Learner, Part II, extends on the first course, Part I, in which participants were able to learn about the basic components of a project-based lesson. In Part II, participants will first review the core seven components of a project-based lesson. Next, participants will evaluate examples of successful project-based lessons. Lastly, participants will create their own project-based lesson to upload into KnowItAll. *Prerequisite: Must complete Project-Based Learning: Engaging the 21st Century Learner, Part I before Part II. (20 renewal credits, recommended for teacher of all grade levels/subject areas)
Course Prerequisite: Participants must complete the first course - Project-Based Learning: Engaging the 21st Century Learner, Part I for 20 Renewal Credits before taking this course.
By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
- Implement@ seven core principals of a project-based lesson and distinguish them from conventional approaches to teaching.
- Evaluate successful examples of actual project-based lessons.
- Create a project-based lesson in KnowItAll for collaborative use with SC teachers
Course Operation: Self-paced online work to include reading articles/lesson plans, viewing video, discussion, and creating lesson plan.
Participants are required to post a minimum of three to five paragraphs total to each assignment in the discussion forum. Participants will be evaluated on the frequency and quality of their discussion board participation. Postings will be reviewed based on their relevance, demonstrated understanding of course concepts, examples cited and overall quality.
Participants will create one project-based lesson to be uploaded into KnowItAll for collaborative use with teachers across South Carolina. Each project-based lesson is expected to include the seven core principles of a project-based lesson. Lessons will also need to include an assessment, rubric and/or in-depth discussion of how student’s comprehension will be assessed.