Level up III - problem based learning

Sabreena Taylor
Add challenge and intrigue to lessons while teaching 21st C and higher order thinking skills such as problem solving, creativity and critical thinking.
Target Audience
Teachers K-10
60 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This course gives teachers the skills to develop differentiated learning and assessment through the discovery focussed strategies of problem based learning.

Audience

Teachers K-10

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

24/7 course access


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Teaching Standards

2.1.2 Proficient Level – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
3.1.2 Proficient Level – Establish challenging learning goals

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing Level up III – problem based learning before 31 July 2021 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 6 hours and 0 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors 2.1.2, 3.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

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Sessions

Module 1: Problem based learning - Is/is not

1 hour

In this module we look at the features and benefits of, and differences between the various types of differentiated learning strategies:
- problem based learning
- enquiry based learning
- project based learning
- discovery learning
- experiential learning

Module 2: Programming and assessment for Problem based learning

1 hour

In this module we will look at choosing a suitable topic and the assessment – both process and product. Included are opportunities for emphasising higher order thinking and the importance of backward mapping.

Module 3: The problem solving process

1 hour

There are many different problem solving processes – from 3 to 15 steps. We’ll look at some of the examples and develop one which will suit our classes.

Module 4: Scaffolds for problem based learning

1 hour

In this module we’ll look at some of the many scaffolds and graphic organisers which can be used throughout the problem solving process.

Module 5: Developing the problem solving lesson sequence

1 hour

This module covers setting up the resources for the students and planning the sequence of lessons. We will look at some sample lessons for inspiration.

Module 6: Assessing problem solving - rubrics, reflection, evaluation

1 hour

There are a number of issues to investigate when assessing problem solving:
- Making the final presentation authentic
- The balance between process, product and presentation
- The balance between individual and group contributions
- Peer and self assessment
- Student reflection
- Developing rubrics

User Rating

4.5

Latest Reviews

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Level up III - problem based learning - Sabreena Taylor
08/10/2020

Comprehensive

Level up III - problem based learning - Sabreena Taylor
08/10/2020

It is very relevant. As a Science teacher, problem based learning is a great fit.

Level up III - problem based learning - Sabreena Taylor
08/10/2020

Very relevant, good examples, lots of resources

Level up III - problem based learning - Sabreena Taylor
08/10/2020

The quality was excellent and the course was professionally presented. The relevance to the given theme was/is outstanding.

Level up III - problem based learning - Sabreena Taylor
08/07/2020

Good

Level up III - problem based learning - Sabreena Taylor
08/07/2020

The course was relevant and packed with resources.

Level up III - problem based learning - Sabreena Taylor
08/07/2020

The course was great. I liked the option of working through it at my own pace. The resources were excellent and have assisted me to plan a unit of work that has now gone from an idea to a fully workable program. Thanks. Excellent course to help you tranform an idea into a program for implementing into the classroom.

Level up III - problem based learning - Sabreena Taylor
08/07/2020

It was well structured and had many useful resources.

Level up III - problem based learning - Sabreena Taylor
08/07/2020

The resources were very good in this course

Level up III - problem based learning - Sabreena Taylor
08/07/2020

Great content with a heap of amazing resources.

Level up III - problem based learning - Sabreena Taylor
08/07/2020

Good

Level up III - problem based learning - Sabreena Taylor
18/04/2020

Good, JPEG images could be converted to text so they could be read better.

Level up III - problem based learning - Sabreena Taylor
18/04/2020

Very relevant

Level up III - problem based learning - Sabreena Taylor
18/04/2020

fantastic resources

Level up III - problem based learning - Sabreena Taylor
05/12/2019

Great quality. Easy to follow and good resources and very relevant

Level up III - problem based learning - Sabreena Taylor
02/09/2019

It was easy to navigate and the ability to work at own pace was beneficial.

Level up III - problem based learning - Sabreena Taylor
02/09/2019

Good quality

Level up III - problem based learning - Sabreena Taylor
02/09/2019

Excellent

Level up III - problem based learning - Sabreena Taylor
02/09/2019

This course would be more suited towards the humanities subjects

Level up III - problem based learning - Sabreena Taylor
02/09/2019

It was great.


About the team


Sabreena Taylor

Creator

Sabreena has been a successful consultant with TTA since 2008. Her current roles include providing tailored professional learning and consultancy services in Instructional Practices Inventories (IPI – student cognitive engagement and higher order thinking), strategic planning, school evaluation, change management, classroom practice, ICT and History. In 2015 Sabreena traveled to the United States to train with IPI developer, Professor Emeritus Dr Jerry Valentine of the University of Missouri, and is now the only certified teacher trainer for IPIs in the Asia-Pacific region.

Sabreena is the Professional Learning Consultant- History/Civics and Citizenship as part of the quality assurance team at TTA. Sabreena has presented at both State and National conferences on topics such as user engagement in workplace online learning, augmented reality and using data in schools including Instructional Practices Inventories.

Sabreena’s career in education has been varied, contributing at local, regional and State levels. In her 32 years in education Sabreena has been a head of History, regional Quality Teaching Consultant and Professional Learning and Leadership Coordinator with the Education Department of New South Wales.

Sabreena’s work has included developing online learning, the implementation of the Australian Curriculum and designing and delivering a wide range of courses registered with the NSW Institute of Teachers. Sabreena was School Planning and Performance Advisor in the Learning, High Performance and Accountability directorate developing online solutions for effective school planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

Sabreena has been able to feed her passion for all things History through forming networks of History teachers, Ancient History HSC marking, developing ICT History resources and, of course, travel. Sabreena has also been Head judge during the standards setting process for the Ancient History HSC.