Asking Good Questions to Get Good Answers for Project-Based Learning (EDU540M)

Presented By: Sara Armstrong
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Event Details
  • Pre-recorded Webinar
  • 60 minutes
  • Wed, May 14, 2014
Event Description

Give Your Students the Power to Answer their Own Questions

Project-based learning (PBL), originally promoted by John Dewey, is an educational theory that emphasizes learning by doing. Students are encouraged to be active participants in their learning by answering questions via a variety of paths.

One of the most common and prevalent paths is the internet.  While today’s students are more adept at using technology, including the internet, than any preceding generation, they often struggle when it comes to creating searches that yield efficacious results.

The key to getting education enriching answers to these questions is to start with the right questions. In the case of search engines, these questions come in the form of keywords.  To truly take learning to the next level, however, students must be able to analyze the results of their searches. Then the higher levels of Bloom’s taxonomy and 21st Century skills can be fostered as students truly understand and deepen their learning.

Sign up for this informative webinar in which Sara Armstrong, PhD, will explore online tools that help students evaluate their search results, including the Public Learning Media Laboratory’s Comparison Search and Who-Is, as well as tools from Information Fluency and Common Sense Media.

Session Highlights:

  • Consider what makes a good question
  • Explore different methods of formulating good questions
  • Learn about the Right Question Institute’s process for helping students get to good questions for research
  • Make the link between good questions and effective search terms
  • Learn about and see a variety of online tools for evaluating search results
  • Learn about project-based learning processes, including project planning, developing an essential question, and project assessment
  • Understand how project-based learning is the best way to address Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards
  • Learn about a variety of opportunities for students to share globally

Who Should Attend:

This event will benefit all educators—teachers, administrators, and teacher educators who are interested in project-based learning and helping students formulate good questions for their research.

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About Our Speaker(s)

Sara Armstrong
Sara Armstrong, PhD, is an award-winning educator with over 40 years of experience in the field. She has been a classroom teacher, principal, curriculum developer, author, and editor, and has developed and provided professional development to teachers and administrators for over 30 years. Her topics encompass project-b... More info