Thursday, January 17, 2013

Overcoming the Six Biggest Objections to Project- Based Learning #PBLchat

Join BAM radio's Rae Pica for a discussion about overcoming the biggest obstacles in project-based learning.  

While interest in project-based learning continues to accelerate, this approach to teaching has its share of skeptics and detractors. In this segment we lay out the benefits of project-based learning and dispelling the concerns, doubts and objections. 

Joining Pica are the following: 
  • John Larmer a Director of Product Development at the Buck Institute for Education. 
  • Nikhil Goyal a 17-year-old author of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student's Assessment of School. 
  • Nicholas "Nick" Provenzano a high school English teacher and writes thoughts on education at 
  • Lisa Nielsen (Me!), author of the book Teaching Generation Text and a long time public school educator. 
In the program I share the work of teacher Pauline Roberts who brings project-based learning to life which you can check out here
You can listen to the program on the BAM radio site here!

Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag  #PBLchat

1 comment:

  1. Hey!

    Interesting conversation. As a fan of PBL, you may be interested in checking out - a blog highlighting tech resources and how they may be useful in a pbl setting. It is just getting started, so the place I've focused the most on so far is the 'deliverable' section - the end products that students use to prove their learning. The rest will be filled in as it comes along.

    You may also be interested in checking out Avalon School (, a completely PBL-based high school in St. Paul, MN. At Avalon, students design their own learning completely through individual projects. We don't try to incorporate projects into the curriculum - there is no curriculum.

    Glad to see you're a fan!