The Critical Thinking resource list is designed to help teachers effectively teach and assess critical thinking in PBL. It includes links on teaching practices for younger and older students, as well as materials for evaluating student competency in this success skill.
This list of resources on teaching and assessing creativity has been handpicked by members of the BIE community. It includes great tools from BIE and from partner organizations such as Teaching Channel, PBS Parents, and Visible Thinking.
In this recorded webinar, Roland Case (from the Critical Thinking Consortium) discusses strategies for embedding critical thinking opportunities throughout a project. He also introduces ways to help students build the skills they need to approach these challenges.
This is a two-part planning form for a project. The second part, the Project Design: Student Learning Guide, helps teachers plan scaffolding and formative assessment that are aligned to standards and a project's final major products.
This complete guide to K-12 Project Based Learning explains the why, what, and how of Gold Standard PBL. Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning includes a vision of rigorous, high-quality PBL and compelling arguments for its widespread use. The book includes useful information on success skills and scaffolding.
Designed for K-5 teachers, PBL in the Elementary Grades contains down-to-earth, classroom-tested advice, including sample projects, step-by-step guidance, tips from experienced practitioners, and planning tools. The book includes a wide range of recommendations, rubrics, and tools for scaffolding communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and literacy with young children.
This curated collection of links addresses best practices for teaching and assessing communication skills. It includes big-picture background articles on PBL, speaking, and listening as well as concrete strategies and examples.
The Collaboration resource list includes a range of links to articles and tools that focus on the theory and practice of teamwork in the classroom. Categories addressed include teaching strategies, conflict resolution, and assessment.