Where to Look for Ideas and Lesson Plans for Future PBL Curriculum
Thanks to a suggestion from Marcia Arthur, below are some websites where you can find ideas and lesson plans for K-12 and ELA PBL projects. Contact Debbie Crumb (email@example.com) if you have other resources you would like added to this list below.
Websites and Videos with Ideas & Lesson Plans for K-12 and ELA PBL Projects
This lesson plan is designed to enable adult students to read and use newspaper advertisements to find information about an apartment available for rent. The lesson plan is for beginning and intermediate levels. Curriculum from TESOL.
"The projects you will find here have been curated by BIE and were gathered from online project libraries. These projects are meant to inspire your own ideas or may be adapted to fit the needs of your classroom." The Buck Institute for Education is one of the best sources for information about problem-based and project-based learning. [Free Registration Required]
Search for free STEM teaching resources. "The CK-12 Foundation...creates both customizable content and tools – from textbooks to videos to interactive simulations – and gives them away for free to millions of students. The organization hires teachers to develop materials that fit state standards, and districts can also use the platform to produce their own digital resources.”
"The Financial ESL Literacy Toolbox aims to help ESL literacy practitioners deliver instruction in these two areas. The financial content is divided into themed areas and further into materials and resources for Literacy Phases I, II and III."
The internet is the world’s premier source of information, there are plenty of educational sites online that offer courses free of charge. Others charge for their courses, and there are some that offer a combination of both.
Share My Lesson is a community of teachers, paraprofessionals, school-related personnel, specialized instructional support personnel, higher education faculty, and parents and caregivers, who contribute content and collaborate to support students and educators everywhere. Created and maintained by the American Federation of Teachers.
This function-based activity combines role playing with an information gap format. The students must gather information about apartments to rent. Half the students are landlords, and the other half are prospective renters. YouTube video produced by the Bridge Education Group.
The Why Files was created at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the auspices of the National Institute for Science Education, with support from the National Science Foundation. No longer updated, but with an extensive archive.