Materials for PBL 101 Workshop


PBL 101 Agenda:

Pocket Guide to Probing Questions:

PBL 101 Links and Resources:



Additional Materials

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PBL School Rubric

This rubric helps school and district leaders understand what it looks like to be a school with a fully developed PBL program. Based on BIE's "8 Essential Elements of PBL," the rubric describes what teachers, leaders, and the school as a whole do when they have created the systems and culture to support the effective classroom implementation of PBL.
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Critical Thinking Rubric for PBL - Lower Elementary School


This rubric helps teachers guide students in grades K-2 in being effective critical thinkers in a project, and can be used to assess their performance. This rubric is aligned with CCSS, but also can be used in non-CCSS settings.
You may also view an article that explains how to use this rubric:
How to use BIE's rubrics to assess 21st century competencies in PBL

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Critical Thinking Rubric for PBL - Upper Elementary School (CCSS Aligned)


This rubric helps teachers guide students in grades 3-5 in being effective critical thinkers in various phases of a project, and can be used to assess their performance. Alignment with CCSS is noted.
You may also view an article that explains how to use this rubric:
How to use BIE's rubrics to assess 21st century competencies in PBL

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Critical Thinking Rubric for PBL - Upper Elementary School (non-CCSS)


This rubric helps teachers guide students in grades 3-5 in being effective critical thinkers in various phases of a project, and can be used to assess their performance. Alignment with CCSS is not noted.
You may also view an article that explains how to use this rubric:
How to use BIE's rubrics to assess 21st century competencies in PBL

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Critical Thinking Rubric for PBL - Middle & High School (CCSS Aligned)


This rubric helps teachers guide students in grades 9-12 in being effective critical thinkers in various phases of a project, and can be used to assess their performance. Alignment with CCSS is noted.
You may also view an article that explains how to use this rubric:
How to use BIE's rubrics to assess 21st century competencies in PBL

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Critical Thinking Rubric for PBL - Middle & High School (non-CCSS)


This rubric helps teachers guide students in grades 9-12 in being effective critical thinkers in various phases of a project, and can be used to assess their performance. Alignment with CCSS is not noted.
You may also view an article that explains how to use this rubric:
How to use BIE's rubrics to assess 21st century competencies in PBL

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Teamwork Rubric for PBL - Lower Elementary School

This rubric helps with guiding and assessing younger students, and is based on our Collaboration Rubric for older students.
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Collaboration Rubric for PBL - Upper Elementary School (CCSS Aligned)

This rubric helps teachers guide students in grades 3-5 in being effective collaborators in a project, and it can be used to assess their performance. Alignment with CCSS is noted.
You may also view an article that explains how to use this rubric:
How to use BIE's rubrics to assess 21st century competencies in PBL

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Collaboration Rubric for PBL - Upper Elementary School (non-CCSS)


This rubric helps teachers guide students in grades 3-5 in being effective collaborators in a project, and it can be used to assess their performance. Alignment with CCSS is not noted.
You may also view an article that explains how to use this rubric:
How to use BIE's rubrics to assess 21st century competencies in PBL

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Collaboration Rubric for PBL - Middle & High School (CCSS Aligned)

This rubric helps teachers guide students in grades 9-12 in being effective collaborators in a project, and it can be used to assess their performance. Alignment with CCSS is noted.
You may also view an article that explains how to use this rubric:
How to use BIE's rubrics to assess 21st century competencies in PBL

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Collaboration Rubric for PBL - Middle & High School (non-CCSS)


This rubric helps teachers guide students in grades 9-12 in being effective collaborators in a project, and it can be used to assess their performance. Alignment with CCSS is not noted.
You may also view an article that explains how to use this rubric:
How to use BIE's rubrics to assess 21st century competencies in PBL

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Presentation Rubric for PBL - Lower Elementary School

This rubric helps with guiding and assessing K-2 students, and is based on our Presentation Rubric for older students. This rubric is aligned with CCSS, but also can be used in non-CCSS settings.
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Presentation Rubric for PBL - Upper Elementary School (CCSS Aligned)


This rubric helps teachers guide students in grades 3-5 in making effective presentations in a project, and it can be used to assess their performance. Alignment with CCSS is noted.
You may also view an article that explains how to use this rubric:
How to use BIE's rubrics to assess 21st century competencies in PBL

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Presentation Rubric for PBL - Upper Elementary School (non-CCSS)


This rubric helps teachers guide students in grades 3-5 in making effective presentations in a project, and it can be used to assess their performance. Alignment with CCSS is not noted.
You may also view an article that explains how to use this rubric:
How to use BIE's rubrics to assess 21st century competencies in PBL

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Presentation Rubric for PBL - Middle School (CCSS Aligned)


This rubric helps teachers guide students in grades 6-8 in making effective presentations in a project, and it can be used to assess their performance. Alignment with CCSS is noted.
You may also view an article that explains how to use this rubric:
How to use BIE's rubrics to assess 21st century competencies in PBL

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Presentation Rubric for PBL - High School (CCSS Aligned)


This rubric helps teachers guide students in grades 9-12 in making effective presentations in a project, and it can be used to assess their performance. Alignment with CCSS is noted.
You may also view an article that explains how to use this rubric:
How to use BIE's rubrics to assess 21st century competencies in PBL

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Creativity & Innovation Rubric for PBL - Lower Elementary School


This rubric helps teachers guide students in grades K-2 in using creativity and innovation in a project, and can be used to assess their performance. This rubric is aligned with CCSS, but also can be used in non-CCSS settings.
You may also view an article that explains how to use this rubric:
How to use BIE's rubrics to assess 21st century competencies in PBL

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Creativity & Innovation Rubric for PBL - Upper Elementary School (CCSS Aligned)


The first part of this rubric helps teachers guide students in grades 3-5 in using an effective process for innovation in various phases of a project, and it can be used to assess their performance. Alignment with CCSS is noted. The second part of the rubric can be used to assess the degree of creativity shown in the products students create in a project.
You may also view an article that explains how to use this rubric:
How to use BIE's rubrics to assess 21st century competencies in PBL

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Creativity & Innovation Rubric for PBL - Middle & High School (CCSS Aligned)


The first part of this rubric helps teachers guide students in grades 6-12 in using an effective process for innovation in various phases of a project, and it can be used to assess their performance. Alignment with CCSS is noted. The second part of the rubric can be used to assess the degree of creativity shown in the products students create in a project.
You may also view an article that explains how to use this rubric:
How to use BIE's rubrics to assess 21st century competencies in PBL

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Project Assessment Map

The Project Assessment Map helps you plan how you will use formative assessments in a project, to be sure students are learning content and building 21st century competencies (writable pdf).
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Letter to Parents

Here is an example of a letter sent by a teacher to parents to inform them about a project. It explains what PBL is, details the project, addresses assessment issues, and informs them about how they can be involved.
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8 Essentials for Project-Based Learning

Here’s an article by BIE that appeared in the September 2010 issue of Educational Leadership magazine from ASCD. Good for general audiences as well as educators, it explains the essential elements that make rigorous PBL different from “doing projects.”
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Main Course Not Dessert

The purpose in this article is twofold: 1) distinguish “main course” Project Based Learning (PBL) from the short duration and intellectually lightweight activities and projects common to many classrooms; and 2) argue that PBL is an essential tool for preparing students to reach 21st century educational goals and succeed in the 21st century.
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Turning Student Groups Into Effective Teams

This paper (2004 Oakley, Felder, Brent & Elhajj) is a guide to the effective design and management of student teams (though written for the college classroom, it is also very useful for secondary teachers). Topics discussed include forming teams, helping them become effective, and using peer ratings to adjust team grades for individual performance. A FAQ section offers suggestions for dealing with several problems that commonly arise with student teams, and forms and handouts are provided to assist in team formation and management.
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Beautiful Work

Written by Ron Berger of Expeditionary Learning, this article from his time as a teacher at Shutesbury Elementary School explains his classroom culture. The emphasis was on projects in which students created high-quality products through a process involving critique protocols, public audiences, models of excellence, and lots of time for multiple drafts and rehearsals.
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