Published by BIE and authored by editor in chief John Larmer,
this short, staple-bound 32-page color booklet
explains PBL for K-12 parents and other members of a school
community such as school boards, school/district staff,
business/community partners, and even older students. It is a
unique product in the field and unlike BIE's other publications,
which are aimed at teachers and other educators. This booklet will
help educators build understanding and support for PBL in a school
Project Based Learning: Preparing Students for Tomorrow,
Engaging Them Today is written in an easy-to-read,
jargon-free style and features colorful graphic design. It has
sections on why PBL is important for today's K-12 students, what
PBL is - with answers to FAQs about it - and what to expect at a
school using PBL. Also included are powerful quotes from students
and parents about the value of PBL, example projects from various
subjects and grade levels, and links to websites and videos for
here to see the blog about this booklet, with sample pages.
Short, Concise and Motivating
From Ted Komada of Flagstaff, Arizona on 3/9/2017.
Had been looking for something that offers a simple overview of PBL. Ordered one of these to take a look and immediately turned around and ordered 35 more for our teachers staff and community.
From Kris of Annapolis, Maryland on 3/9/2017.
This book has been particularly helpful as I work with parents, community members and school leadership to advocate for Project Based Learning. The language used is free of education jargon but still manages to convey the powerful impact that PBL can have on students and classrooms. Examples and quotes are provided to help the reader visualize the PBL experience. This book is a great tool to help clarify and communicate the intent and impact of PBL with a wide range of stakeholders.
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