Welcome to the PBL Playbook, brought to you by Magnify Learning – where we put teachers back in their sweet spot. Make sure you follow us on Twitter: @magnifylearning, @askgiebs, @MissB103, #PBLPlaybook.
In this episode, Josh and Andrea go down to the core of PBL and discuss what makes PBL work. Featuring interviews with students and the mother of students who have performed in a PBL environment.
2:15 - Magnify Learning’s definition of PBL
3:21-14:00 - Interview with Emma and Eli Edwards, students at CSA New Tech in Columbus, IN.
Interview highlights:4:00 - Student perspective: What makes PBL work?5:44 - PBL and college/real-world readiness 9:08 - Elements of a successful project10:36 - FACILITATOR TIP - Using ongoing feedback and reflection throughout projects to keep students engagedCheck out Magnify Learning’s PBL Resources page for resources on feedback and reflection throughout a project11:13 - What makes a project memorable to students? Project Highlight - Puddles to Park
14:35-25:50 - Interview with Laura Burbrink (@burbrinkl), mother of 4 students that have attended PBL schools
Interview Highlights:15:07 - Parent perspective: What makes a parent confident in the PBL model vs. traditional school?16:50 - Employability skills through PBL18:15 - FACILITATOR TIP - Creating a safe school/classroom culture for students to perform and take risks 18:34 - Parent perspective: What about PBL engages your students the most?20:32 - Using Need-to-Knows and student inquiry to drive the project processCheck out Magnify Learning’s PBL Resources page for resources on feedback and reflection throughout a project20:54 - Student compliance vs. student engagement - PBL vs. Projects