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ERIC Number: ED539395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning: Plus, a Bonus Tip on How to Assemble a PBL Tool Kit
George Lucas Educational Foundation
This classroom guide is intended to inspire and expand teachers' thinking about effective assessment in project-based learning (PBL). The tips listed in this guide are organized to follow the arc of a project. First comes planning, then the launch into active learning, and then a culminating presentation. Reflection is the final stage, and it's equally important for students and teachers. At each stage, paying attention to assessment will pay dividends. The top ten tips for assessing PBL are: (1) Keep it real with authentic products; (2) Don't overlook soft skills; (3) Learn from big thinkers; (4) Use formative strategies to keep projects on track; (5) Gather feedback--fast; (6) Focus on teamwork; (7) Track progress with digital tools; (8) Grow your audience; (9) Do-it-yourself (DIY) professional development; and (10) Assess better together. This guide also offers a bonus tip on how to assemble a PBL tool kit. (Contains 37 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Lucas Educational Foundation