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Why Problem Based Learning?

Why Problem Based Learning?
Unit Plan
TExES Competencies for Unit Plan
About Me
Favorite Links
Webquest intro
Teacher's Page for Webquest
PBL Teaching for the future...
Click on the link below for access to my PBL example:

What is Problem Based Learning (PBL)
First let me ask you a question about how you learn...what sticks out in your mind, do you still remember learning how to ride a bike?  How to drive a car?  I do, and the reason is because both of these experiences were difficult, involved making mistakes, and although I learned with coaching, I was the one doing the learning...I found out what worked and what didn't. 
PBL works in the same way, students are given a topic question and they sit behind the wheel, they are the drivers and we, the teachers, are the coaches.  My Unit plan is a model of PBL...this is an original "Christine" creation based on what I learned in my first class at UTA 5309 Advanced Instructional Strategies.  Please bear with me while I add information and modify existing information.  Please provide feedback if I've neglected to include something you would like to see.

Please Click and of the PBL Links Below
for more information about PBL and other useful PBL links:

Castro Elementary School Bilingual Ed Project

San Diego State University PBL

Library of Congress PBL

PBL Exemplary Projects


University of Delaware PBL

PBL with Multimedia in CA

Nasa PBL Classroom of the Future

Center for Advanced Research and Technology

All content added and maintained by Christine Marchi