How to modify your PBL plan to fit your new teaching situation

Let's explore how teachers can end the school year strong with project-based learning. Recently, I conducted a check-in with a few members of the Impactful PBL Network, our year-long professional learning program for current and aspiring project-based educators. Many of the teachers' goals involved executing a project-based learning unit this semester, but due to the constant changes with their schools' schedule and logistics, they are experiencing challenges with implementing their plans. Teachers have shared how they are excited about the PBL unit but wonder if it's still feasible to launch it given their current situation. This episode will explore how teachers can modify their project-based learning plan to fit their teaching environment.Tune in to hear:[2:30] How to decide whether to cancel a PBL unit or move forward with facilitation[5:00] Why teachers must reimagine a PBL unit if they decide to move forward with facilitation[7:00] How to modify each phase of the Impactful PBL Roadmap to align with your timeframe and current learning environment[19:27] Ways teachers can share their PBL ideas with Candice for quick feedbackResources mentioned in the episode:Learn how to shift from doing projects to designing impactful project-based learning experiences for students. This free training series and planning guide will show you the process hundreds of teachers used to make PBL a reality in their classrooms. Register for the free training: www.impactfulpbl.com/pblclassCheck out the following resources mentioned in this episode:Episode 13: 6 ways to assess students during project-based learning experiencesEpisode 15: How to use milestones to track students’ progress during PBLEpisode 19: How to plan a PBL showcase for virtual learning environments      3.  Share your modified PBL idea with me via DM on LinkedIn or Instagram.Support the showThank you for listening! If you find this podcast useful and would like to support the show, please rate, review and subscribe using your favorite podcasting app. Sharing is caring. When you leave a review, you are helping fellow educators find this podcast enabling them to design impactful project-based learning experiences for their students.

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Candice Wilson-McCain is a curriculum and instruction specialist who helps educators plan and implement memorable learning experiences-mostly through project-based learning. She explores research-based practices and collaborates with educators to witness project-based learning in action. On this podcast, Candice provides resources, tips, and support to help educators craft learning experiences that empower their students to tackle challenges in school and their community through project-based learning. If you are an educator who desires to move from theory to practice with project-based learning, subscribe to the podcast to receive notification of new episodes. Let's talk PBL!