How can PBL Help Secondary Students “Figure Out” Science?

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is an evidence-centered instructional approach that is rooted in extensive research and can help your students grapple with big ideas in science. In this interactive course, you will reflect upon and discuss how PBL can shift science instruction for secondary students, in both face-to face and remote environments. Learn how to support your students during the “figuring out process” in science by encouraging driving questions, facilitating collaborations, and developing artifacts as tools for assessment.

In this course, you will:

  • Observe the “figuring out” process and consider how it can be introduced into your science classroom,
  • Develop your own Driving Question Board and understand how they can support your students in asking meaningful questions,
  • Identify evidence of student learning in the form of artifacts that can be used to drive instruction, and
  • Collaborate with colleagues in order to share ideas for shifting secondary science instruction toward Project-Based Learning.

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What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

Early Childhood

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Michigan Virtual