Weekly outline

  • February 8 - February 14

    Orientation Orientation

    Welcome to Intel® Teach Elements: Project-Based Approaches! If you are new to projects, this course is for you! If you are an experienced project-based teacher, this course is for you! If you are somewhere between being a novice and an experienced project-based teacher, this course is for you! Project-Based Approaches is an interactive e-learning experience that offers an in-depth look at project-based learning in the classroom. In this e-learning experience, you will encounter helpful ideas and prepare to try new approaches in your classroom.

    This Module includes a Welcome and Lessons 1 through 4 in the Orientation Module of the Intel® Teach Elements: Project-Based Approaches multimedia course files. This will help you become familiar with the design and navigation of the course. In addition, you will introduce yourself to your colleagues in the online forum and review the final project for this course.

  • February 15 - February 21

    Module 1

    Projects Overview

    Welcome to Intel® Teach Elements: Project-Based Approaches! This Module includes Lessons 1 through 4 in Module 1 of the Intel® Teach Elements: Project-Based Approaches multimedia course files. Whether you are new to project-based learning or need a refresher course, this Module introduces the principles of project-based learning. In this Module, you will discover how projects can transform teaching and learning in your classroom. After becoming familiar with the basics and benefits of project-based learning, you will join your colleagues in an asynchronous online forum to share ideas. You will also begin work on the final project for this course. Let’s get started!

  • February 22 - February 28

    session two Project Design

    Your schedule is already full and projects can seem very complicated. You may be wondering how you could possibly have time to design and plan a project. In this Module, you will learn the steps of project design, use project planning tools, and learn how to maintain focus on learning goals.

    This Module includes Lessons 1 through 6 in Module 2 of the Intel® Teach Elements: Project-Based Approaches multimedia course files. In addition to learning about how to design and plan projects, you will explore essential questions and discuss how they relate to learning objectives with your colleagues in the online forum before continuing to develop your own final project for this course.

  • March 1 - March 7

    session 3 Assessment

    Projects provide opportunities to assess more than the content knowledge commonly assessed in traditional tests and quizzes. Process skills, such as collaboration, self-direction, and reflection can also be assessed by teachers, peers, and students themselves, giving a richer, more detailed picture of student learning.

    This Module includes Lessons 1-5 in Module 3 of the Intel® Teach Elements: Project-Based Approaches multimedia course files. In addition to learning how to assess students in a project-based approaches setting, you will discuss assessment with your colleagues in the online forum before continuing to develop your own final project for this course.

  • March 8 - March 14

    session four Project Planning

    Effective planning of the overall project and the day-to-day activities is crucial when using project-based approaches. In this Module, you will explore the following questions:

    • How do I plan activities to help students be successful self-managers?
    • When do I provide instruction and when do students take responsibility for their own learning?
    • What types of scaffolds do I need to provide?
    • What management strategies do I need to consider?

    This Module includes Lessons 1-4 in Module 4 of the Intel® Teach Elements: Project-Based Approaches multimedia course files. In this Module’s discussion forum, you will discuss management strategies with your online colleagues. You will also continue to develop and refine your final project, which will be due at the end of Module 5.

  • March 15 - March 21

    session five Guided Learning

    When students work on projects, they actively engage in a variety of activities, such as planning, collecting and analyzing data, researching, and creating products and performances. In this project work, teachers guide student learning by embedding instructional activities such as questioning, modeling skills, and promoting reflection.

    This Module includes Lessons 1 through 5 in Module 5 of the Intel® Teach Elements: Project-Based Approaches multimedia course files. In this Module, you will explore a number of guided learning strategies. You will also join your colleagues for discussion in the online forum, complete your final project, and take an end-of-course survey.

  • March 22 - March 28

    session five Project Sharing
    In this final session you will be sharing your final course projects with your classmates.  All the hard work you have completed to meet the objectives of the course are reflected in your projects.  Sharing this work will enable you to look at the thoughts and ideas of others and evaluate your work and theirs with respect to the objectives and goals of the course. As you share your projects and review the projects of your classmates, you will begin to think more deeply about how projects are developed to help meet standards you are teaching, and how the work the students do to complete the projects reinforce their learning and achievement.
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