Downloadable PBL Files to get you started

PBL Resources download page

 

Downloadable Resources Overview

This page contains the downloadable PBL resources Project Foundry is making available for you to get you started with PBL in your own class or school. Download the individual files listed here by using the 'download' button. You will also have the option to download all files of one section at once in a zip-folder.

 
 

Essentials Files


PBL Essentials and Active Strategies (MS Word)

This guide, or a version of your own, should serve as just that: a guide - a reminder for students and advisors that there are a million ways to learn and demonstrate learning. Use this to help students own their learning and let them decide how they are going to actively demonstrate what they have learned to others. 

 

PBL Essentials and Active Strategies (PDF)

This is the same document as above, except it is in PDF format. Download this version if you not need to customize right away but rather want to get started with a pre-formatted  example for a first time project.

 

Project Plan Components


Project Components

What makes a great PBL project? The Driving Question! Keep this info graphic handy to assist you in mentoring your students develop a solid project plan.

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Benefits of an Advisor


Avalon School Advisory Guide

Straight from one of the leading PBL schools and long term Project Foundry school, Avalon has assembled this handy guide for any teaching professional in K-12 new to the role of Advisor.

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Planning Framework


Phases Checklist

This document provides with the guidance you need to plan and develop the fourth phases of a successful PBL project: Plan, Work, Assess, Show. 

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Phase 1 Plan Form

The phase 1 planning form starts the cycle of Plan,  

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Shared Responsibilities Continuum

This handy infographic shows how you as a teacher can move from teacher-led to student-led learning over time. 

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Phase 2 Work Form

Get this handy planning form to help you develop the 'work' phase of a project.

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Presentation Assessment

How do you evaluate the presentation of work resulting from student-led learning? Use this handy rubric format to jump start your thinking.

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Phase 3 Assessment Form

This document provides plenty of tips and insights to help you be an effective evaluator of student projects. Protocols are key to analyzing student work and progress toward learning goals. Reflection and critique is at its best when it is relevant, specific and kind.

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Showcase Evaluation

As students move through the Work Phase of a project, they are creating multiple kinds of evidence. Do you know how to provide effective feedback on their reflection? This document will share various concepts and specific tips for assessing your students.

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Phase 4 Showcase Evaluation Form

You're organizing your first student showcase. How do you know it went well? This form gives you plenty of things to consider asking your attendees (and of course, your students and colleagues).

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Along Came A Spider


We've got a lot of stuff related to the Along Came A Spider sample real world project from Wildlands School on a dedicated page for you.

 

Collaboration


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Crafting Collaboration

How do you coach your students into developing effective collaboration competencies? Download this infographic to have the key concepts handy while  designing your next project or during its execution.

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