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The PBL Playbook

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You’ve started using PBL in your classroom, and you are committed to doing it. You’re even on the lookout for ways to improve your PBL practice and engage your students. However, you’re probably facing some barriers and obstacles in moving forward. We get it! We are PBL facilitators currently in the classroom, and we have gone through similar PBL trials and failures. We’re ready to use our own experiences and those of the PBL community to help you tackle your problems and offer tools to overcome the hurdles along your journey. We’re calling you to spread the PBL revolution, develop confidence in your own practice, and talk about it with others. You can stay sitting on the bench or you can use the strategies of other PBL teachers who have gone through some of the same problems and come out on top. The PBL Playbook is meant to help you navigate your PBL questions and problems, build your PBL confidence, and add strategies for success to your own playbook!

You’ve started using PBL in your classroom, and you are committed to doing it. You’re even on the lookout for ways to improve your PBL practice and engage your students. However, you’re probably facing some barriers and obstacles in moving forward. We get it! We are PBL facilitators currently in the classroom, and we have gone through similar PBL trials and failures. We’re ready to use our own experiences and those of the PBL community to help you tackle your problems and offer tools to overcome the hurdles along your journey. We’re calling you to spread the PBL revolution, develop confidence in your own practice, and talk about it with others. You can stay sitting on the bench or you can use the strategies of other PBL teachers who have gone through some of the same problems and come out on top. The PBL Playbook is meant to help you navigate your PBL questions and problems, build your PBL confidence, and add strategies for success to your own playbook!
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You’ve started using PBL in your classroom, and you are committed to doing it. You’re even on the lookout for ways to improve your PBL practice and engage your students. However, you’re probably facing some barriers and obstacles in moving forward. We get it! We are PBL facilitators currently in the classroom, and we have gone through similar PBL trials and failures. We’re ready to use our own experiences and those of the PBL community to help you tackle your problems and offer tools to overcome the hurdles along your journey. We’re calling you to spread the PBL revolution, develop confidence in your own practice, and talk about it with others. You can stay sitting on the bench or you can use the strategies of other PBL teachers who have gone through some of the same problems and come out on top. The PBL Playbook is meant to help you navigate your PBL questions and problems, build your PBL confidence, and add strategies for success to your own playbook!

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English


Episodes

Season 2 Episode 4: Administrator Series Part 3: PBL and Equity

12/2/2019
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Welcome to the PBL Playbook, brought to you by Magnify Learning – where we put teachers back in their sweet spot. Make sure you follow us on Twitter: @magnifylearning, @askgiebs, @MissB103, #PBLPlaybook. Music from https://attaboyonline.com/home#music "Waking Up" by Attaboy (https://attaboyonline.com/home#music)

Duration:00:28:48

PBL Project Blitz Episode 3: Rachel Crawford and Tiffany Bishop - Eagle Conservation

11/13/2019
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Welcome to the PBL Playbook, brought to you by Magnify Learning – where we put teachers back in their sweet spot. Make sure you follow us on Twitter: @magnifylearning, @askgiebs, @MissB103, #PBLPlaybook. Josh and Andrea continue the PBL Project Blitz series where once a month, they highlight a PBL project by veterans in the PBL classroom. In this episode of the PBL Project Blitz, our hosts chat with Rachel Crawford (@BNS_RCraw) and Tiffany Bishop, first grade teachers from Babcock Ranch,...

Duration:00:20:11

Season 2 Episode 3 - Administrative Series Part 2 - PBL with Fidelity

10/30/2019
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Welcome to the PBL Playbook, brought to you by Magnify Learning – where we put teachers back in their sweet spot. Make sure you follow us on Twitter: @magnifylearning, @askgiebs, @MissB103, #PBLPlaybook. In this episode, Josh and Andrea continue their series focusing on administrators in PBL, addressing the question, “What does it look like for an administrator to be supportive in their role when they have teachers using PBL as their primary instructional practice?” This episode features...

Duration:00:44:04

PBL Project Blitz Episode 2: Kendra McPheeters - Short Stories

10/14/2019
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Welcome to the PBL Playbook, brought to you by Magnify Learning – where we put teachers back in their sweet spot. Make sure you follow us on Twitter: @magnifylearning, @askgiebs, @MissB103, #PBLPlaybook. In this episode, Josh and Andrea continue the PBL Project Blitz series where once a month, they highlight a PBL project by veterans in the PBL classroom. In this episode of the PBL Project Blitz, our hosts sit down with Kendra McPheeters (@kmcpheets), an English teacher and literacy coach...

Duration:00:13:26

Season 2 - Episode 2: Administrator Series Part 1 - Administrative Support

9/30/2019
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Welcome to the PBL Playbook, brought to you by Magnify Learning – where we put teachers back in their sweet spot. Make sure you follow us on Twitter: @magnifylearning, @askgiebs, @MissB103, #PBLPlaybook. In this episode, Josh and Andrea launch a new multi-part series focused on administrators in PBL, addressing the question, “What does it look like for an administrator to be supportive in their role when they have teachers using PBL as their primary instructional practice?” This episode...

Duration:00:32:01

PBL Project Blitz Episode 1: Andrew Larson - Dystopian Masterpiece Theater

9/16/2019
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Welcome to the PBL Playbook, brought to you by Magnify Learning – where we put teachers back in their sweet spot. Make sure you follow us on Twitter: @magnifylearning, @askgiebs, @MissB103, #PBLPlaybook. In this episode, Josh and Andrea launch a new series for their listeners. The PBL Project Blitz. Once a month, the Project Blitz will highlight a PBL project by veterans in the PBL classroom. In this inaugural episode of the PBL Project Blitz, our hosts sit down with Andrew Larson...

Duration:00:14:07

Season 2 - Episode 1: PBL and Afterschool

8/26/2019
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Welcome to the PBL Playbook, brought to you by Magnify Learning – where we put teachers back in their sweet spot. Make sure you follow us on Twitter: @magnifylearning, @askgiebs, @MissB103, #PBLPlaybook. In this episode, Josh and Andrea sit down with Aimee Scott, theYouth Services Manager at the John Boner Neighborhood Center, Jaime Johnson, the President of the Indiana Afterschool Network, and Ryan Steuer (@ryansteuer), Director of Magnify Learning to discuss afterschool programs and the...

Duration:00:29:09

Episode 7: Assessment Series Part 3 - Standards-based Grading

4/24/2019
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Welcome to the PBL Playbook, brought to you by Magnify Learning – where we put teachers back in their sweet spot. Make sure you follow us on Twitter: @magnifylearning, @askgiebs, @MissB103, #PBLPlaybook. In this episode, Josh and Andrea conclude their mini series on assessment by chatting with Michael McDowell (@mmcdowell13), Superintendent of the Ross School District in Northern California and author of Rigorous PBL by Design about the use of standards-based grading (SBG). At 2:37,...

Duration:00:27:33

Episode 6: Assessment Series Part 2 - 21st Century Skills

1/15/2019
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Welcome to the PBL Playbook, brought to you by Magnify Learning – where we put teachers back in their sweet spot. Make sure you follow us on Twitter: @magnifylearning, @askgiebs, @MissB103, #PBLPlaybook. In this episode, Josh and Andrea sit down with Dave Ross (@DavidPBLRoss), a Global Education Consultant to discuss what we are calling "21st Century Skills." What are they? How do we integrate them into our curriculum? And most importantly, how do we assess them? In this installment of the...

Duration:00:25:07

Episode 5: Assessment in PBL Part 1 - Let's Talk About the Basics

10/29/2018
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Welcome to the PBL Playbook, brought to you by Magnify Learning – where we put teachers back in their sweet spot. Make sure you follow us on Twitter: @magnifylearning, @askgiebs, @MissB103, #PBLPlaybook. In this episode, Josh and Andrea sit down with Meganmarie Dennis, a Magnify Learning PBL Facilitator to discuss the idea of assessment in PBL. From everyday assessment practices to creating and utilizing rubrics successfully, our hosts and their guest lay down some of the basic assessment...

Duration:00:19:57

Assessment Series Preview

9/10/2018
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Welcome to the PBL Playbook, brought to you by Magnify Learning – where we put teachers back in their sweet spot. Make sure you follow us on Twitter: @magnifylearning, @askgiebs, @MissB103, #PBLPlaybook. In this episode, Josh and Andrea launch a mini-series on assessment that will take place over the next few episodes. Josh discusses some of his work looking at assessment in PBL. Over the next few episodes, our hosts will be connecting with some of our High Quality PBL partners to discuss...

Duration:00:08:12

Episode 4: Creating a Culture of PBL

8/6/2018
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Welcome to the PBL Playbook, brought to you by Magnify Learning – where we put teachers back in their sweet spot. Make sure you follow us on Twitter: @magnifylearning, @askgiebs, @MissB103, #PBLPlaybook. In this episode, Josh and Andrea sit down with PBL facilitators from Columbus, IN, Secondary Language Arts facilitator Rachelle Antcliff (@RAAntcliff) and Elementary facilitator Raven Chandler (@RavenChandler5), to discuss the idea of school culture within a PBL classroom. At 2:00, they...

Duration:00:31:51

Episode 3: Planning a Project

7/2/2018
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Welcome to the PBL Playbook, brought to you by Magnify Learning – where we put teachers back in their sweet spot. Make sure you follow us on Twitter: @magnifylearning, @askgiebs, @MissB103, #PBLPlaybook. In this episode, Josh and Andrea dive into a conversation about the project planning process. They start out discussing where to start with the daunting task of planning a project. At 2:23, they discuss a standards-first approach and how to build authentic need out of content standards. At...

Duration:00:32:27

Episode 2: Here to Educate!

5/21/2018
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Welcome to the PBL Playbook, brought to you by Magnify Learning – where we put teachers back in their sweet spot. Make sure you follow us on Twitter: @magnifylearning, @askgiebs, @MissB103, #PBLPlaybook. In this episode, Josh and Andrea continue to explore the elements that make PBL work. At 2:41, they interview Coleman Marshall (@cmmarshall4212), a PBL facilitator from the STEAM Academy Lexington, KY about the “non-negotiables” of a PBL, as well as the elements that really determine...

Duration:00:27:22

Episode 1: What Works in PBL

4/16/2018
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Welcome to the PBL Playbook, brought to you by Magnify Learning – where we put teachers back in their sweet spot. Make sure you follow us on Twitter: @magnifylearning, @askgiebs, @MissB103, #PBLPlaybook. In this episode, Josh and Andrea go down to the core of PBL and discuss what makes PBL work. Featuring interviews with students and the mother of students who have performed in a PBL environment. 2:15 - Magnify Learning’s definition of PBL 3:21-14:00 - Interview with Emma and Eli Edwards,...

Duration:00:27:12