DIY Project Based Learning for Math and Science

DIY Project Based Learning for Math and Science

by Heather Wolpert-Gawron

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Overview

Are you interested in using Project Based Learning to revamp your lessons, but aren’t sure how to get started? In DIY Project Based Learning for Math and Science, award-winning teacher and Edutopia blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron makes it fun and easy! Project Based Learning encourages students and teachers alike to abandon their dusty textbooks, and instead embrace a form of curriculum design focused on student engagement, innovation, and creative problem-solving. A leading name in this field, Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares some of her most popular units for Math and Science in this exciting new collection. This book is an essential resource for teachers looking to:

  • Create their own project-based learning units.
  • Engage student in their education by grounding lessons in real-world problems and encouraging them to develop creative solutions.
  • Incorporate role-playing into everyday learning.
  • Develop real-world lessons to get students to understand the life-long relevance of what they are learning.
  • Assess multiple skills and subject areas in an integrated way.
  • Collaborate with teachers across subject areas.
  • Test authentic skills and set authentic goals for their students to grow as individuals.

Part I of the book features five full units, complete with student samples, targeted rubrics, a checklist to keep students on track, and even "Homework Hints." Part II is a mix-and-match section of tools you can use to create your own PBL-aligned lessons. The tools are available as eResources on our website, www.routledge.com/9781138891609, so you can print and use them in your classroom immediately.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317486404
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/05/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Heather Wolpert-Gawron is an award-winning middle school teacher and a popular blogger through Tweenteacher.com and Edutopia.org. She is also author of DIY Project Based Learning in ELA and History, as well as two other books with Routledge Eye On Education.

Table of Contents

eResources

Meet the Author

Foreword by Suzie Boss

Introduction

Project Based Learning, the Common Core, and the 4Cs

Experts Weigh In

A Teacher’s Maker Movement

How to Create Your Own PBL UNIT Focusing on Math or Science

How This Book is Different Than Other PBL Books

PART I: PBL Lessons

THE GENIUS UNIT: A unit based on informational reading and scientific lab reports

Facts

Overview

Step-by-Step Lessons

Tip on How to Assess Writing Quickly #1

Student Exemplars

INVENTION UNIT: A unit based on inventing solutions to common, everyday problems using persuasive pitch writing, crowdsourcing, 3D printing, and digital commercial production

Facts

Overview

Step-by-Step Lessons

Tip on How to Assess Writing Quickly #2

Student Exemplars

GALAPAGOS UNIT – A unit committed to funding a mission to save the endangered and unique species of the Galapagos Islands based on student research, role-playing, writing an executive summary of recommendations, and an oral pitch to the "board" of a major institute.

Facts

Overview

Step-by-Step Lessons

Tip on How to Assess Writing Quickly #3

Student Exemplars

 

THE THEME PARK UNIT: A unit based on the engineering of building a theme park focused on mathematical trial-and-error and various thematic reading genres

Facts

Overview

Step-by-Step Lessons

Tip on How to Assess Writing Quickly #4

Student Exemplars

 

THE TEACH THEM TO BE TEACHERS UNIT: A unit based on the highest level of communication of all…the ability to teach

Facts

Overview

Step-by-Step Lessons

Tip on How to Assess Writing Quickly #5

Student Exemplars

PART II – Mix and Match Lessons

Cornell Notes

QRF (Question-Response Format)

Norms for Video Conferencing

How to Conduct an Interview

Writing with Numeracy Lesson

The Problem Statement

Collaboration Constitution Assignment

Tips on How to Reach Consensus

Oral Presentation Rubric

Understanding Infographics Lesson

Break-Even Analysis

How to Comment on a Blog

Cover Letter Outline

Executive Summary Outline

Oral Conference Feedback Sheet

Google Advanced Search

Six Steps of Being an Internet Detective

Internet Literacy: Verifying the Evidence Lesson

Developing a Student-Created Assessment

Oral Presentation Timing Sheet

How to Annotate Text

Tips for Choosing a Book

Visual Presentation (PowerPoint) Guidelines

Norms for Backchanneling and Using Twitter

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