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
46 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 lifetime 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 this course will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.1.2 & 3.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


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
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.

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

As a Mathematics Teacher we already apply and embrace PBL as it is an intricate part of our subject. I did not benefit from this course as there was little growth to what we are currently doing. However i appreciate PBL across all curriculum areas and found the download very helpful and will use them in future for our programming.

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

Resources were quality and adaptable

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

great

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

I was very happy with the quality of the content given as I feel it was relevant to my learning as well as being able to use this in my planning in the future.

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

Great content that relates directly to the course description.

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

The course content is relevant to what I teach, but much of the content was very general and could have provided greater support in implementing such an approach to learning.

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

Interesting, some facets are already practiced in my faculty6

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

relevant , clear and concise

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

Very relevant Yes

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

It was extremely well organized & thought out. The material is very interesting and the reading is good. The teacher’s preparation for the course was amazing. There was good humor. The presentation of material reflects very well in my classes. The content of the course was fascinating.

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

The course content was highly beneficial in today’s 21st century classrooms.

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

Excellent course- Teaches how to undertake PBL in classrooms

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

The course suits the priorities for our wider staff as we move away from more traditional teacher-led learning. This course truly suits a K-12 teacher audience as the range of resources within each component allows for teachers of all ages & stages to access meaningful content, create meaningful content and reflect on what they’re doing well and development areas.

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

Extremely relevant and quality was of the highest delivery


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.