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Upcoming Conference Presentations
2015 PBL Workshop
Administrator's Round Table
Amphitheater Teaching & Learning Conference
CFF Social Studies Keynote 2009
CFF Bootcamp Keynote 2010
CFF Bootcamp Lesson 2010
CFF Collaboration Day 2009
Honors Students and PBL
Honors, AP, and IB Resources
PETE & C 2009
PETE & C 2010
PBL Three-Hour Institute
Summer 09 Workshops
Standards Aligned System for Higher Education Institute
TCEA Area 7 Conference
Web 2.0 Integration
Capstone Course Project
PBL Articles and Research
PBL Leadership Materials
Virtual Student Work Review
CFF Bootcamp Keynote 2010
CFF Bootcamp Keynote Highlights
Please note that each projects contains all 7 elements of PBL as defined by the Buck Institute for Education. Each project, however, is utilized to highlight one portion of the requirements for PBL.
All 7 elements can be researched in more detail by exploring the Buck Institute for Education's
: Please post one question to the
section of the BIE website by the end of the 3 day bootcamp.
does a great job describing the 7 elements of PBL
Need to Know
"REACH was born out of a desire to encourage change and awareness at a 21st Century High School. The performance focuses on exposing the issues that young teenagers face on a daily basis in and out of the school environment." --- from REACH, The DVD
Students had to create a list of issues facing teens today.
How could these issues be portrayed in a manner in which students could "Reach" their audience?
Ben Hodge - Drama teacher, Central York High School
Inquiry and Innovation
How can we use the lessons learned from all 20th Century U.S. wars to put an end to U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan?
Creation of a final plan
Note: This was only one aspect of the 8-week, comprehensive unit on war and conflict.
All lesson material can be accessed
Example Prezi Product
Dayna Laur - Social Studies teacher, Central York High School
How can we build a swimming pool that meets specifications and falls within our budget?
Budget Diagram Rubric.doc
Hank Buckingham, Math teacher, Central York High School
Student Voice and Choice
"The goal of this unit is for you to create awareness about a particular social issue. Identify why this issue is a problem and what can be done to solve the problem. Remember: knowledge is power. In that way, instead of becoming part of the problem, you can be part of the solution."
Social Issues project
Project criteria can be found
Lisa Turner - 21st Century Skills teacher, Central York High School
Feedback and Revision
"Graffiti and scribbling are common problems in schools. Somehow this must be cleaned off! Vandals(along with Huns and Visigoths) tend to use a variety of pens, containing different inks. Can we use concepts of solubility and solution chemistry to create an effective yet inexpensive desk cleaner?"
Students must try various products to produce the best results
Teacher and custodians provide the feedback for the revision process
Not only do students need to erase the graffiti, but they must do so at the cheapest cost possible
Matt Williams, Chemistry teacher, Central York High School
21st Century Skills
Poet in Residence Program
Students produce three poems which are critiqued by peers and poet
Peer editing creates a collaborative atmosphere to produce a flawless product based on creativity
Final anthology is published through
and is available for purchase
Lisa Sands, Stephanie Kantz, and Patty Jackson - 11th grade English teachers, Central York High School
Publicly Presented Product
Designing skateboards for CA board company and NOW for children in Afghanistan!
Project examples and the feedback process can be found
Jim Howard, Graphic Design teacher, Central York High School
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