Steps to using PBL, by educationcloset:
- Teacher provides entry event.
- Students take on project, assign roles.
- Students gather background knowledge needed for projects.
- Teachers and students work collaboratively to develop criteria for evaluating projects.
- Students design, create and prepare projects for presentation.
- Students present the project.
- Students reflect on the process and evaluate projects.
Well, I’ve taken a leap of faith by taking on a new position: Triple E Arts & Humanities teacher at Seven Oaks Elementary School in Odenton, MD. Triple E stands for “Enhancing Elementary Excellence.” I am in training currently so that I can learn more about this project/inquiry-based approach to learning, using the 4 basic art forms of visual arts, drama, dance, and music.
I learned about http://www.theinspiredclassroom.com today through Susan Riley’s educationcloset online STEAM conference. Love the “Dancing through STEAM,” which describes how movements embody STEM concepts.
Wikki Stix now offers FREE lesson plans for teachers and educators.
Found an interesting site that contains standards for dance, music, theater, visual arts, and interdisciplinary. It’s from the Idaho State Department of Education.