Have you wanted to implement a Project-Based Learning unit in your classroom? Would you like to introduce PBL curriculum in your school? Multiple Literacies in Project-Based Learning (ML-PBL), an Open Education Resource, provides interdisciplinary science units for Grades K-5. Our research shows that students, regardless of reading level, who used the 3rd Grade ML-PBL units, outperformed a matched control group on a summative assessment developed and validated by a third party.
This seminar is Part 2 of a two-part series. In these two 90-minute sessions, you will engage in the ML-PBL Grade 4 Dynamic Earth unit called, How will this place on Earth change in 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000, and 1,000,000 years? All lessons are designed to be (1) flexible and adaptive, (2) responsive to student ideas and cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and (3) both, enjoyable and intellectually satisfying for the teacher and students. The project-based design supports a high level of student interest and engagement and includes performance-based equity and social and emotional learning goals. ML-PBL provides embedded supports for Multilingual Learners.
In Part 2 the presenters will focus on assessment and adaptation for equity using examples from U4.1 Dynamic Earth and other units.
- How features of PBL and the NGSS work together
- Strategies for using formative, informal, and summative assessment to guide teaching
- Discourse supports for responsive teaching
- Making “principled adaptations” in ML-PBL
- How to access and navigate ML-PBL Grades 3-5 units
All individuals receive a certificate of participation and 100 NSTA activity points for attending the live seminar and completing the end-of-program survey. A certificate of participation is not awarded for watching the recorded version of the program.
We invite you to register for upcoming web seminars at NSTA.
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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:
- "I enjoyed how knowledgeable the speakers were it definitely made a difference in how the material was received."
- "I really liked the small talk time at the beginning of the seminar. The questions were awesome."
- "It was nice to participate on a small segment of what students would be doing in the classroom. It was also nice to hear/see the different adaptations that could be incorporated into it."
- "Love that this group has done such a thorough job attending to elementary science!"
A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' account page for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.
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