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  1. Assessment strategies for enquiry and problem-based learning by Ranald Macdonald

    19 Oct 2012 | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This article describes guiding principles to make decisions about assessment in problem-based learning and some strategies for problem-based learning.Macdonald, R. (2005). Assessment strategies for inquiry and problem-based learning. In T. Barrett, I. MacLabhrainn, & H. Fallon (Eds.),...

  2. Assessment, Application, and Reflection by John Barrell

    19 Oct 2012 | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This excerpt from the book Problem Based Learning: An Inquiry Approach suggests strategies to do alternative assesssment and promote student reflection in a PBL project.Barrell, J. (2007). "Assessment, Application, and Reflection" in Problem-based learning: An inquiry approach. Thousand Oaks,...

  3. BIE Tutorial- Crafting the Driving Question

    27 Aug 2012 | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This resource from the Buck Institute for Education and Boise State University is designed to help teachers develop their own driving questions by seeing examples and examining the components of a good driving question.http://pbl-online.org/driving_question/drivingquestion.html

  4. Biofuel Candle Comparison Lab

    20 Jun 2013 | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This basic lab was developed to be used in a non-science classroom to help start student thinking about energy densities of different fuels in mathematical terms. The main objective is to get middle and high school math students to quantify observations of candles made from petroleum based fuels...

  5. Calculating the Potential Energy of Flowing Water

    17 Feb 2012 | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    RGS Summer 2011 Week 1 Material: Student Activity

  6. Cooking with the Sun - Creating a Solar Oven

    17 Feb 2012 | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    RGS Summer 2011 Supplemental MaterialFor this activity, students will be given a set of materials: cardboard, a set of insulating materials (i.e. foam, newspaper, etc.), aluminum foil, and plexiglass. Students will then become engineers in building a solar oven from the given materials, keeping...

  7. Designing the Invitational Envirnonment

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    RGS Summer 2011 Week 1 Resource: Designing the Invitational Envirnomentfrom Problem Based Learning: an Inquiry Approach, by John Barrell

  8. Ertmer and Simons - Jumping the Implementation Hurdle: Supporting the Efforts of K-12 Teachers

    27 Aug 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This article by Peg Ertmer and Krista Simons offers strategies that teachers can use to address the challenges they face as they implement PBL.Ertmer, P. A. & Simons, K. D. (2006). Jumping the implementation hurdle: Supporting the efforts of K-12 teachers. Interdisciplinary Journal of...

  9. Funding, Grant and Community Resources- Small Group Presentation

    13 Jul 2015 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This presentation includes sample PBL lesson plans, materials and applications and funding opportunities.

  10. Goals and Strategies of a Problem Based Learning Facilitator

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This paper describes an analysis of facilitation of a student-centered problem-basedlearning group. The focus of this analysis was to understand the goals and strategies ofan expert facilitator in support of collaborative learning. This was accomplished throughinteraction analysis using video...

  11. Grouping Strategies Presentation

    27 Aug 2012 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This presentation on grouping strategies from the 2012 workshop was presented by Dr. Sarah Schlosser.

  12. Nanoscience and PBL Resources for Teachers

    13 Jul 2015 | Publications | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This document includes nanoscience resources separated by big idea. There are also resources based on the applications discussed in the 2015 RGS course and websites where you can purchase materials for nano activities. The PBL resources include examples, tools and articles. All of the resources...

  13. PBL Challenge Investigating a National and Local Problem

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    RGS Supplemental Material Summer 2011 EDCI 627000

  14. PBL Developing a Driving Question

    17 Feb 2012 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    RGS Summer 2011 PBL: Developing a Driving Question

  15. PBL Driving Question Handout

    13 Aug 2012 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This handout by Dr. Peg Ertmer is designed to help teachers create driving questions.

  16. PBL Facilitation and Questioning Strategies

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    RGS Summer 2011 Supplemental Material

  17. PBL in the Classroom

    18 Feb 2015 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    Samantha Schwartz, Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Math and Physics teacher at Plymouth high school in Plymouth, Indiana shares her experience using PBL in the classroom with the Research Goes to School Summer 2014 workshop teachers. Ms. Schwartz was also a 2013 participant in the RGS workshop.

  18. PBL In the Classroom with Jose Garcia

    18 Feb 2015 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    Jose Garcia, Apple Distinguished Educator, Greene County Middle School of North Carolina, middle school math and science teacher shares his experience using PBL in the classroom with the Research Goes to School Summer 2014 workshop teachers.

  19. PBL Learning Meets Case-Based Reasoning in the Middle School Science Classroom: Putting Learning by Design Into Practice

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    RGS Summer 2011 Supplemental Material:This article tells the story of the design of Learning by Design™ (LBD), a project- based inquiry approach to science learning with roots in case-based reasoning and problem-based learning, pointing out the theoretical contributions of both, classroom issues...

  20. PBL Meets Case-Based Reasoning in the Middle-School Science Classroom

    05 Jun 2012 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This article tells the story of the design of Learning by Design (LBD), a project-based inquiry approach to science learning with roots in case-based reasoning and problem-based learning, pointing out the theatrical contriubtions of both, classroom issues that arose upon piloting a first...