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Project Based Learning at the Elementary School Level

Through various teaching strategies and methods, you will find that project-based learning is an integral and essential part of every child's education. Children can become active learners to gain a deeper insight into the material they are studying. Through this type of learning, children gain invaluable skills, such as a sense of responsibility, self-assurance, and problem-solving abilities.
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Project Based Learning at the Elementary School Level
  • bie.org
    bie.org

    Introduction Chapter: PBL In the Elementary Grades

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    Dina Capobianco says:
    The definition, overview, and examples of project-based learning can be found here, as well as its effectiveness and its role in the elementary school classroom. There are some common misconceptions about project-based learning that are discussed as well, found on page 10.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    How Does Project-Based Learning Work?

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    Dina Capobianco says:
    In order to successfully incorporate project-based learning into your classroom, you must prepare and organize before carrying it out. The first step is to come up with an engaging question for students to answer and design a plan to go with it, focusing on specific standards that will be incorporated. Next is to establish a timeline for the plan and being flexible with any inevitable bumps that occur along the way. Finally, monitor students' progress and assess the outcome.
  • learnnc.org
    learnnc.org

    Traveling the world, virtually: Project-based learning in elementary school

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    Dina Capobianco says:
    In her different approach to teaching, Shannon Page, a fifth-grade elementary school teacher prides herself on conducting unconventional classes, with lots of hands-on, group activities that are centered around project-based learning. Encouraging her students to take control of their own learning and thinking critically, project-based learning helps her students to take "virtual field trips" and advance in a number of ways.
  • Dina Capobianco says:
    One teacher speaks about the impact that project based learning has had on her students. She uses this type of learning to provide a sense of consistency in an otherwise inconsistent environment and allow students who can relate to one another to work through problems together to formulate a common answer. The teacher will go over skills needed for the task and help them throughout the process. Project based learning has benefited her students to become more independent and take control of the
  • Dina Capobianco says:
    I Squared provides tools and guidance needed to help students become more self-reliant, develop self-esteem, make society work for them, and become problem solvers by leading. Teachers are facilitators, providing a challenge and creating small groups for children to work in. Brainstorming for a solution, using hands on supplies and dividing labor, students will bring their ideas to life. Finally, students will present their findings and come up with real-world applications.
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BloomBoard Asks:How can project based learning help your students to become more independent and skilled problem solvers?