PROJECT BASED LEARNING 5 th grade SOUTH AMERICA. DURATION: 6 - 8 weeks

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PROJECT BASED LEARNING5th gradeSOUTH AMERICADURATION:6 - 8 weeksDRIVING QUESTION:How do we, as a community, design a school in rural South America where students could both learn and live?

NORMS:Treat each other with respectWork together towards a common goalValue each others inputStay focusedTeam Members TitlesProject ManagerWriter/Note keeperCreative Director/OrganizerTask Manager/Time keeperTwo important questions:What do I know?

What do I need to know?BEGIN WITH THE END IN MINDStart with PRESENTATION week in mind and work backwards to determine, each week, what you need to accomplish in order to meet your goals.Goals for success-21st Century skills:Do high-quality workUse higher-order thinking skillsLearn to work as a teamListen to othersMake your own ideas clear when speakingRead a variety of material and understand itWrite or express yourself to make presentations clear

ASK QUESTIONS FIND ANSWERSAsk questionsSearch for answersArrive to conclusionsConstruct something new such as an idea, an interpretation or a productWeek 1, Jan 14-18Introduction to PBLFoldersJobsContractName of teamDiscussionsWhat do I know? (Take notes.)What do I NEED to know? (Take notes.)Group Ideas for project . (Take notes.)Week 2: Jan 22-25Preliminary pages dueWeek 3: Jan 28 - Feb 1Continue researchWork on PBL Progress ReportsPBL Progress Reports are due next weekWeek 4: Feb 4-8PBL Progress Reports are due at the end of class

Week 5: Feb 11-15Only 3 more class periods before presentationsRevision and reflectionWeek 6: Feb 19-22Must already be working on presentations!Week 7: Feb 25-Mar 1All presentations are DUE NEXT WEEKWeek 8: March 4-8PRESENTATION DAYAUDIENCETeacherClassmatesOther teachersOther staff membersMembers of the communityOther 5th grade classes during the mercado selling products or services can be used a fundraiserLearners Name: ________________________________________ Homeroom teacher:__________________________ Date:_________________

PerformanceBelow Standard - NAt Standard - SAbove Standard - E

Knowledge ComprehensionApplication AnalysisEvaluation Synthesis

Early in the ProjectThe project lacks: Name of country Name of City

Sufficient research

Final presentationThe learner presents: Country chosen City chosen Basic research Notes Type of final presentationIn addition to Standard, learner: Has extensive notes and info about chosen country

Has extensive notes and info about chosen city

Has rough draft of final presentation

Has extensive info about topography, climate, etc

During the Project Content

The project lacks: Sufficient notes List of projects and furnishings Prices for buildings and furnishingsThe learner presents: Information regarding typography and climate of town

Basic list of supplies, furnishings, etcneeded

Costs for all buildings, furnishings, etcin the countrys currency

In addition to Standard, learner: Has extensive info about topography (i.e. Crops grown, rainfall amounts, cost, etc) Generated extensive list of supplies Generated extensive list of costs for products and where products can be purchased or donated May have collaborated with other members of the community to obtain more extensive information

PresentationThe project lacks: Formal Introduction Sufficient information Understanding of the topic Creativity ConclusionThe learner presents: Clear introduction Important ideas and viewpoints that can be supported Clear understanding of the topic Clear conclusionIn addition to Standard: Presentation was exciting and engaging for the audience Speaker was enjoyable to listen to Speaker went above and beyond what is expected to introduce and present the project

There is evidence of strong knowledge of topic

Speaker is able to answer questions with ease and expertise

Collaboration

The learner:: Lacks preparation Does not participate in conversation

Does not share ideas

Does not help the team problem solve

Does not show respect towards teammatesThe learner: Is prepared and ready to work with team

Shares ideas that help the team improve their work

Does help the team solve problems

Listens carefully

In addition to Standard, learner: Does more than expected Encourages others to share ideas

Is polite and kind to teammates

Steps in to help teammate who doesnt understand

Encourages respect

Team: ________________________________________________Used with permission from Novel Approach PBL

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