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Thinking Through Project-Based Learning

Thinking Through Project-Based Learning
Guiding Deeper Inquiry

February 2017 | 216 pages | SAGE AdvantEDGE
Everything you need to know to lead effective and engaging project-based learning!

Are you eager to try out project-based learning, but don't know where to start? How do you ensure that classroom projects help students develop critical thinking skills and meet rigorous standards? Find the answers in this step-by-step guide, written by authors who are both experienced teachers and project-based learning experts. 

Thinking Through Projects shows you how to create a more interactive classroom environment where students engage, learn, and achieve. Teachers will find 

A reader-friendly overview of project-based learning that includes current findings on brain development and connections with Common Core standards

Numerous how-to's and sample projects for every K-12 grade level

Strategies for integrating project learning into all main subject areas, across disciplines, and with current technology and social media

Ways to involve the community through student field research, special guests, and ideas for showcasing student work

Whether you are new to project-based learning or ready to strengthen your existing classroom projects, you'll find a full suite of strategies and tools in this essential book.

Section One: Inquiry, the Engine of Deep Learning
1. The Whys and Hows of PBL
2. The Inquiring Human Animal
3. Making the World Safe for Thinking
4. The Thinking-Out-Loud-and-in-View Classroom
5. Designing Rich Learning Experiences
Section Two: Taking a Page From the Experts
6. Thinking Across Disciplines
7. Language Arts
8. Social Studies
9. Science
10. Math
11. The Project Spiral
Appendix A: Project Library
Appendix B: Discussion Guide
Appendix C: Professional Development Guide
Appendix D: Project-Based Learning Resources

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Jane I. Krauss

Jane Krauss is a teacher, author and consultant who does curriculum and program development designed to increase participation of girls and other underrepresented groups in computer science. She will gladly tell you why computational thinking is the fundamental literacy of our technical age! Jane also writes and offers professional development internationally around the topic of project-based learning with technology. With Suzie Boss, she is coauthor of Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real World Projects in the Digital Age (2nd ed., 2014, ISTE) and Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry ... More About Author

Suzanne Kay Boss

Suzie Boss is a writer and educational consultant who focuses on the power of teaching and learning to improve lives and transform communities. She is the author of several popular books for educators, including Bringing Innovation to School, Reinventing Project-Based Learning (co-authored with Jane Krauss), and Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning (co-authored with John Larmer and John Mergendoller). She is a regular contributor to Edutopia and the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and a member of the Buck Institute for Education National Faculty. She is collaborating with award-winning global educator Stephen Ritz on The... More About Author


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ISBN: 9789386062284