This short article by BIE, which appeared in ASCD's Educational Leadership magazine, explains why PBL is the ideal way to build the speaking and presentation skills called for in the Common Core State Standards. The article features example projects showing how teachers can build speaking and presentation skills from K-12. The authors conclude by pointing out that PBL is well-aligned with the CCSS in a variety of ways in both ELA and Math.
From rubrics to reading materials to formative assessment, the Common Core standards have big implications for project design. In this video conversation (Part 2 of 2), BIE staff and consultants discuss how projects can be designed to support the Common Core.
This two-page article summarizes the alignment of PBL with Common Core standards for ELA and math, plus the Next Generation Science Standards. It is an excerpt from the BIE book, PBL for 21st Century Success.
The newest book in BIE’s PBL Toolkit series is a practical guide to building 21st century student competency in the “4 C’s” – critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity/innovation – during a project. Designed for middle school and high school teachers, instructional coaches, and school leaders, this book details how the 4 C’s align with the Common Core State Standards. It includes sample projects and standards-aligned rubrics for each of the 4 C's.