RESOURCES


http://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/pbl-series-driving-questions-students-uncovering-content-gateway-to-the-common-core-inquiry/

http://theasideblog.blogspot.com/2012/09/design-thinking-for-students-question.html

Creativity is the Secret Sauce in STEM http://www.edutopia.org/blog/creativity-secret-sauce-in-stem-ainissa-ramirez


BIE criteria for a PBL driving question - can't be Googleable.

Driving question template - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uWBTTN6OYUeGaY2L7pfnRN_t_zQW7OYeRXI0bX-fbLg/edit?usp=sharing

Practical PBL Series: Design an Instructional Unit in Seven Phases


A great description and checklist of ideas to creating a Driving Questions - Nice Compilation for Developing a Driving Question, which is an Essential Element of Projects. http://bit.ly/bLXc7Z

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/practical-pbl-design-amber-graeber

This might help with creating a driving question. All of the information below is from bie.org
Start with one of the following:
How can...
How do...
Should...
Could...
What...
Then move to the who...
I/We
We as...
A specific place or community
Then add the following...
build...
create,.,
make...
design...
plan...
solve...
write...
propose...
decide...
Lastly...
(the problem)
for an audience
for a school
for a classroom
You might try something like this.
How do we, as 8th grade students, make a change in the obesity rates in our society?
You earlier question might be more of an essential question.

The Driving Question Tubric by @biepbl http://www.bie.org/tools/useful_stuff/driving_question_tubric #PBL

Developing the Driving Question (for PBL units): http://bit.ly/mFx635

Article on driving questions. #pbl joedeegan.blogspot.com/2009/10/3-step…




EXAMPLES


Toilets and Tanks: My successful ‘hook lessons’
http://biancahewes.wordpress.com/2013/10/13/toilets-and-tanks-my-successful-hook-lessons/
Week one is always a tough one – maybe not as challenging as trying to write a blog post with a cat trying to sit on your chest, as I’m doing right now – because we’re all trying to adjust to the reality of being back in the classroom.

#792 personal data dashboard
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/72744580410

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What is the greatest speech ever given?
How can you work in a team of 4-5 peers to create a 5-10 minute presentation on an engaging strategy, communication technique, or tool that could be used enhance learning or improve communication in our school?
Norms & Expectations:
  • All team members must speak about what they contributed during the presentation .
  • Teaching techniques or scenarios addressed by the teams should be presented in an engaging way and modeled during the presentation.
  • A digital representation or handout that will help your peers remember the technique/tool/idea, etc. must be shared.

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“Who are the most significant people in history?”
How often do we recognize the figurative biodiversity in the overlapping spaces that we inhabit? http://teaching-excellence.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-edge-effect.html