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Project-Based Learning

Looking at the Bigger Picture: 7 Tips for Using Project Based Learning in the ESL Classroom

This article gives an overview of project-based learning, why it is good for ESL students, the teacher's role, and provides seven tips for successful project-based learning implementation in the ESL classroom.

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TAGS: teaching strategies, classroom management, lesson planning, critical thinking

Project-Based Learning for Adult English Language Learners

This article provides a rationale for using project-based learning with adult English language learners, describes the process, and gives examples of how the staff of an adult English as a second language (ESL) program have used project-based learning with their adult learners at varying levels of English proficiency.

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TAGS: teaching strategies, classroom activities, article, critical thinking

Project-Based Learning: ATLAS Online Library

Learn about project-based learning in general, and see sample projects from local MN ABE practitioners in this ATLAS online library. Some project examples are extensive, and others are quite concise and can be done in a single lesson. While these are not intended for exact replication, we hope the information, examples, and additional resources give you enough of a start to inspire you to give PBL a try in your own ABE classroom!

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TAGS: classroom activities, teaching strategies, student centered, lesson planning, critical thinking

Project-Based Learning: Buck Institute for Education

The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) website was created to show teachers how to use Project Based Learning in all grade levels and subject areas. As a mission-driven nonprofit organization, BIE creates, gathers, and shares high-quality PBL instructional practices and products and provides highly effective services to teachers, schools, and districts. For teachers, BIE offers professional development on how to design, assess, and manage projects that engage and motivate students.

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TAGS: classroom activities, teaching strategies, student centered, lesson planning, website, critical thinking

Supporting ELLs in PBL Projects

This article from Edutopia outlines how PBL is valuable for ELLs when it teaches academic vocabulary, encourages collaboration, scaffolds structure and function, allows assessment and differentiation, and leverages their native language.

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TAGS: teaching strategies, classroom management, lesson planning, scaffolding, formative assessment