Why Project-Based Learning?
Last weekend I participated in the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts (KCTE/LA) Conference. It was a very full weekend as I am on the KCTE/LA Board, the Kentucky Writing Project always schedules a director’s meeting, and I signed up to present twice, but it was a good busy. I got to meet some amazing new teachers, reconnect with some of my favorites, and learn some new things. That is always a win. I learned some new moves from the redoubtable Barry Lane (ideas I’ve already implemented) but the session that sticks with me the most and is shaping the assignment I’m currently designing was Carol Ruppel’s session on the Power of Project-Based Learning (PBL).