Writing a Project Based Approach

Give students authentic reasons to write with this collection of stimulating project-based learning activities.

Author: Susan Van Zile

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 1338467204

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Give students authentic reasons to write with this collection of stimulating project-based learning activities. Each unit starts with a driving question that propels students to do research, investigate, collaborate, and communicate their results through multimedia and digital presentations, such as movies, advertisements, and podcasts. Includes student exemplars and reproducible planning sheets and rubrics to scaffold student investigations and writing.

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning

Both practical and inspirational, this book is an essential guide to creating classrooms and schools where students—and teachers—excel.

Author: John Larmer

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416620334

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Project based learning (PBL) is gaining renewed attention with the current focus on college and career readiness and the performance-based emphases of Common Core State Standards, but only high-quality versions can deliver the beneficial outcomes that schools want for their students. It’s not enough to just “do projects.” Today’s projects need to be rigorous, engaging, and in-depth, and they need to have student voice and choice built in. Such projects require careful planning and pedagogical skill. The authors—leaders at the respected Buck Institute for Education—take readers through the step-by-step process of how to create, implement, and assess PBL using a classroom-tested framework. Also included are chapters for school leaders on implementing PBL systemwide and the use of PBL in informal settings. Examples from all grade levels and content areas provide evidence of the powerful effects that PBL can have, including * increased student motivation and preparation for college, careers, and citizenship; * better results on high-stakes tests; * a more satisfying teaching experience; and * new ways for educators to communicate with parents, communities, and the wider world. By successfully implementing PBL, teachers can not only help students meet standards but also greatly improve their instruction and make school a more meaningful place for learning. Both practical and inspirational, this book is an essential guide to creating classrooms and schools where students—and teachers—excel.

Global Perspectives on Project based Language Learning Teaching and Assessment

This volume provides a comprehensive account of project-based language learning (PBLL) which showcases key theoretical approaches, empirical research, technological tools, and research-based frameworks to help further PBLL implementation ...

Author: Gulbahar Beckett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429786952

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This volume provides a comprehensive account of project-based language learning (PBLL) which showcases key theoretical approaches, empirical research, technological tools, and research-based frameworks to help further PBLL implementation and research. Taking its cue from the conclusions drawn from project-based learning more broadly, which point to the impact of project-based work on learning and development, discourse socialization, subject engagement, and collaborative skills, the book highlights how these discussions might be extended and enhanced within the context of language learning. The volume begins with discussions of philosophical and theoretical models of PBLL and is followed by case studies from contributors from a range of learning contexts and geographic regions which demonstrate these models in practice, with a focus on the implementation of technology in such instances. The book also introduces resources for aligning projects with government standards in the classroom but also frameworks for researching and assessing PBLL. This comprehensive collection is essential reading for students and researchers in language learning and teaching, language education, curriculum design, and applied linguistics.

Practical MATLAB Deep Learning

Harness the power of MATLAB for deep-learning challenges. This book provides an introduction to deep learning and using MATLAB's deep-learning toolboxes.

Author: Michael Paluszek

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484251237

Category: Computers

Page: 285

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Harness the power of MATLAB for deep-learning challenges. This book provides an introduction to deep learning and using MATLAB's deep-learning toolboxes. You’ll see how these toolboxes provide the complete set of functions needed to implement all aspects of deep learning. Next, you'll learn to model a quadcopter example project in depth. Along the way, you’ll cover dynamics and control, and integrate deep-learning algorithms and approaches using MATLAB. You'll apply deep learning for quadcopter control, sensing, and navigation via simulations. Finally, you'll experience how to fly a hardware quadcopter and then use it for deep-learning experiments to motivate future projects and innovations. What You Will Learn Explore deep learning using MATLAB and compare it to algorithms Write a deep learning function in MATLAB and demonstrate with examples Use MATLAB toolboxes related to deep learning Employ a quadcopter case study throughout book Build the quadcopter Discover the prerequisites for using deep learning with our quadcopter Create quadcopter control, sensing, and navigation via simulations Fly a real hardware quadcopter; use it to carry out additional deep-learning experiments Who This Book Is For Engineers, data scientists, and students wanting a book rich in examples on deep learning using MATLAB.

Mastering Java

This book was designed to make concepts as easy as possible, while explaining how programming works. This guide is different from others in that it includes a variety of different exercises that readers can learn from.

Author: Michael B. White

Publisher:

ISBN: 179207011X

Category:

Page: 583

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While other books only touch on the subject, this book is designed to provide in-depth guidance so that the reader can become a java master. There are lots of examples as this book guides the reader from a beginner to advanced level. The reader will learn: Chapter 1: Java Basics Chapter 2: Java Data Structures and Algorithms Chapter 3: Java Web Development Chapter 4: Java GUI Programming Chapter 5: Object-Oriented Programming Chapter 6: Java Interview Questions

Project Based Writing

Discover why project-based writing is so effective in engaging students and enriching their writing.

Author: Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Publisher:

ISBN: 1420627899

Category: Education

Page: 96

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Discover why project-based writing is so effective in engaging students and enriching their writing. Follow a practical approach to choosing topics, conducting online research, organizing and presenting ideas, and assessing results. The wealth of ideas and guides makes it easy to implement differentiated instruction and meet Common Core standards.

Research Methods for Community Change A Project Based Approach

Research Methods for Community Change: A Project-Based Approach, Second Edition is an in-depth review of all of the research methods that communities can use to solve problems, develop their resources, protect their identities, and build ...

Author: Randy Stoecker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412994057

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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Research Methods for Community Change: A Project-Based Approach, Second Edition is an in-depth review of all of the research methods that communities can use to solve problems, develop their resources, protect their identities, and build power. With an engaging writing style and numerous real world examples, Randy Stoecker shows how to use a project-based research model in the community to: diagnose a community condition; prescribe an intervention for the condition; implement the prescription; and evaluate its impact. At every stage of this model there are research tasks, from needs and assets assessments to process and outcome studies. Readers also learn the importance of involving community members at every stage of the project and in every aspect of the research, making the research part of the community-building process.

Authentic Learning Experiences

This practical guide provides step-by-step instructions to make it easy for teachers to create their own authentic learning experiences. The book is loaded with a variety of examples from different grade levels and content areas. Bonus!

Author: Dayna Laur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317921325

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Learn how to implement a real-world approach to project-based learning. Authentic learning experiences are created around genuine, outside audiences and meaningful purposes. They meet the Common Core, engage students in critical thinking and 21st Century learning, teach important skills such as research and collaboration, and improve student learning. This practical guide provides step-by-step instructions to make it easy for teachers to create their own authentic learning experiences. The book is loaded with a variety of examples from different grade levels and content areas. Bonus! Each example incorporates technology and addresses the Common Core State Standards.

Writing Math

A Project-based Approach Sharon Z. Draznin. DAY 6 Amazing Applesauce , Step By Step Language Arts Objective : Students will write a sequential story about ...

Author: Sharon Z. Draznin

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 0673361276

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Containing ten thematic units, one for each month of the school year, this book provides hands-on projects that integrate maths and language arts. The activities involve children with manipulatives and show how maths is part of our everyday experiences.

Handbook of Research on Teaching and Learning in K 20 Education

Previous Research on Project-Based Learning There have been a lot of successful ... One prominent successful example is the inquirybased approach at ...

Author: Wang, Victor C.X.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466642508

Category: Education

Page: 1180

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While the general agreement in education remains that the more senses involved in learning, the better we learn; the question still remains as to the distinction between the education of children and the education of adults. Handbook of Research on Teaching and Learning in K-20 Education provides well-rounded research in providing teaching and learning theories that can be applied to both adults and children while acknowledging the difference between both. This book serves as a comprehensive collection of expertise, research, skill, and experiences which will be useful to educators, scholars, and practitioners in the K-12 education, higher education, and adult education field.

Project Management

This part describes what a project-based approach entails, ... and hold a project meeting, how to make an executive summary and how to write a report.

Author: Roel Grit

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000416794

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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Project Management introduces students in a unique and accessible way to projectbased working as a means to tackle projects successfully. Not only in business circles, but also in the field of education, increasingly more activities are performed using a projectbased approach. Consider for example comprehensive study assignments, internal projects and projects during work placement and the fi nal stages of a degree. The line of approach of this book is practiceoriented. Based on assignments, groups of two to three students work on a project plan and an executive summary. Students can also opt for a ‘real’ assignment for a company or for one of the cases of the accompanying website. Added to this fifth edition are examples and illustrations, new sections about various subjects and a chapter about the flexible project approach Scrum.

Project Based Learning in Second Language Acquisition

In the activities reported here, student assessment of each project indicated that international students, overall, enjoyed the project-based approach.

Author: Adrian Gras-Velazquez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429854729

Category: Education

Page: 276

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This book showcases pedagogical tools for learning languages through interdisciplinary project-based learning (PBL). Chapters demonstrate a diverse range of PBL activities that help students build communities of practice within classroom settings, and across local and global communities. Too often, learning a language can become a static endeavor, confined to a classroom and a singular discipline. But language is dynamic and fluid no matter the setting in which learning takes place. In acknowledging this, this volume explores how PBL and community-engagement pedagogies serve to combine learning goals and community service in ways that enhance student growth and facilitate second language development in an interdisciplinary, multilingual, and multicultural higher education learning environment. Chapters touch on activities and approaches including spoken-word poetry, environmental projects, social activism, study abroad, and in-service learning. This book will be of interest to researchers, academics, and postgraduate students in the fields of language education, second language acquisition, higher education, and comparative and international education.

The Art of Teaching Russian

Our projects utilize both product- and processoriented approaches to writing by incorporating prewriting activities and multiple stages of editing before ...

Author: Evgeny Dengub

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781647120030

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 496

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The Art of Teaching Russian offers Russian-language practitioners current research, pedagogy, and specific methodologies for teaching the Russian language and culture in the twenty-first century. With contributions from the leading professionals in the field, this collection covers the most important aspects of teaching the Russian language.

Asian English Language Classrooms

genre-based. approach. Justina. Ong. The current writing pedagogies include the ... theme-based), task-based, problem-based, and project-based approaches ...

Author: Handoyo Puji Widodo

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317626534

Category: Education

Page: 270

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The teaching of English in the Asian context is always challenging and dynamic because both teachers and learners have diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Equally important, where English is not widely used outside the classroom, English language classrooms are an authentic site of learner engagement. For these reasons, for all those concerned with contemporary English language teaching (ELT) in Asia, Asian English Language Classrooms: Where Theory and Practice Meet, provides an account of theoretical orientations and practices in the teaching of English to multilingual speakers whose primary language is not English. While covering the fundamental ELT areas (e.g., the teaching of language skills, educational literature, the use of technology in ELT, the role of pragmatics in ELT, social psychology of the language classroom, and language classroom management) with which every language teacher and teacher trainer must be concerned, this volume showcases how particular orientations shape ELT practices. We believe that practicing English teachers must have a heightened awareness of the theory behind their practice. At the same time, the theoretical stance must be firmly anchored in actual classrooms. Containing newly commissioned chapters written by well-regarded and emerging scholars, this book will appeal not only to beginning teachers or teachers in training but also to established teachers around Asia where English is used as a lingua franca. If you are a student teacher of English or an English teacher who would like to see what other progressive teachers like you are doing across Asia, this is the book you have been looking for.

PIC in Practice

In this new edition excellent coverage is given to the 16F818, with additional information on writing and documenting software.

Author: David W Smith

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080464985

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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PIC in Practice is a graded course based around the practical use of the PIC microcontroller through project work. Principles are introduced gradually, through hands-on experience, enabling students to develop their understanding at their own pace. Dave Smith has based the book on his popular short courses on the PIC for professionals, students and teachers at Manchester Metropolitan University. The result is a graded text, formulated around practical exercises, which truly guides the reader from square one. The book can be used at a variety of levels and the carefully graded projects make it ideal for colleges, schools and universities. Newcomers to the PIC will find it a painless introduction, whilst electronics hobbyists will enjoy the practical nature of this first course in microcontrollers. PIC in Practice introduces applications using the popular 16F84 device as well as the 16F627, 16F877, 12C508, 12C629 and 12C675. In this new edition excellent coverage is given to the 16F818, with additional information on writing and documenting software. Gentle introduction to using PICs for electronic applications Principles and programming introduced through graded projects Thoroughly up-to-date with new chapters on the 16F818 and writing and documenting programs

Next Steps

... professional writing (PW), that resulted in curricular and project-based revisions, supporting greater integration of WAW principles and approaches.

Author: Barbara Bird

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607328421

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 306

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Next Steps: New Directions for/in Writing about Writing is the first collection of teacher and student voices on a writing pedagogy that puts expert knowledge at the center of the writing classroom. More than forty contributors report on implementations of writing-about-writing pedagogies from the basic writing classroom to the graduate seminar, in two-year and four-year schools, and in small colleges and research universities around the United States and the world. For more than ten years, WAW approaches have been emerging in all these sites and scenes of college writing instruction, and Next Steps offers an original look at the breadth of ways WAW pedagogy has been taken up by writing instructors and into an array of writing courses. Organized by some of the key foci of WAW instruction—writerly identity, process, and engagement—the book takes readers into thick classroom descriptions as well as vignettes offering shorter takes on particular strategies. The classroom descriptions are fleshed out in more personal ways by student vignettes, reflections on encountering writing about writing in college writing classes. As its theoretical basis, Next Steps includes chapters on threshold concepts, transfer of writing-related learning, and the history of WAW pedagogies. As the first extensive look into WAW pedagogies across courses and institutions, Next Steps is ideal for writing instructors looking for new approaches to college composition instruction or curious about what “writing about writing” pedagogy actually is, for graduate students in composition pedagogy and their faculty, and for those researching composition pedagogy, threshold concepts, and learning transfer. Contributors: Linda Adler-Kassner, Olga Aksakalova, Joy Arbor, Matthew Bryan, Shawn Casey, Gabriel Cutrufello, Jennifer deWinter, Kristen di Gennaro, Emma Gaier, Christina Grant, Gwen Hart, Kimberly Hoover, Rebecca Jackson, Frances Johnson, Elizabeth Kleinfeld, Katie Jo LaRiviere, Andrew Lucchesi, Cat Mahaffey, Michael Michaud, Rebecca S. Nowacek, Andrew Ogilvie, Sarah Read, Rebecca Robinson, Kevin Roozen, Mysti Rudd, Christian Smith, Nichole Stack, Samuel Stinson, Hiroki Sugimoto, Lisa Tremain, Valerie Vera, Megan Wallace, Elizabeth Wardle, Christy I. Wenger, Nancy Wilson, Dominique Zino

2014 International Conference on Advanced Education and Management ICAEM2014

The project-based learning approach combines the speaking and writing courses together, getting students involved in not only the traditional language ...

Author:

Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9781605951539

Category: Education

Page: 609

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The ICAEM2014 aims to bring together researchers, educators and students from around the world in both industry and academia for sharing the state-of-art research results and applications, for exploring new areas of research and development, and for discussing emerging issues on education and management fields. We received a total of 312 submissions from various parts of the world. The Technical Program Committee worked very hard to have all papers reviewed before the review deadline. The final technical program consists of 92 papers. There are one keynote speech and 2 invited sessions. The proceedings were published by DEStech Publications, Inc. and will submitted to Ei Compendex databases for indexing. We would like to mention that, due to the limitation of the conference venue capacity, we are not able to include many fine papers in the technical program. Our apology goes to those authors.

Helping English Learners to Write

... 93, 99; in informative/explanatory writing, 92–100, 94f–98f; project-based approach to, 113–115, 115f, 117f Textbook exercises, 22 Textual constraints, ...

Author: Carol Booth Olson

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807756331

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Using a rich array of research-based practices, this book will help teachers improve the academic writing of English learners. It provides specific teaching strategies, activities, and extended lessons to develop E Learner students' narrative, informational, and argumentative writing, emphasized in the Common Core State Standards. It also explores the challenges each of these genres pose for English Learners and suggests ways to scaffold instruction to help students become confident and competent academic writers. Showcasing the work of exemplary school teachers who have devoted time and expertise to creating rich learning environments for the secondary classroom Helping English Learners Write includes artifacts and written work produced by students with varying levels of language proficiency as models of what students can accomplish. Each chapter begins with a brief overview and ends with a short summary of the key points.

Sociocultural and Power Relational Dimensions of Multilingual Writing

Recommendations for Deindustrializing Writing Education Amir Kalan ... (2003) A project-based approach to teaching research writing to nonnative writers.

Author: Amir Kalan

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781788927826

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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This book examines the writing practices of three adult multilingual writers through the prism of their writing in English as an additional language. It illustrates some of the social, cultural and political contexts of the writers’ literacy activities and discusses how these impact their literate and intellectual lives. It reflects on the para- and meta-textual dimensions of writing because organic writing practices are almost always performed within sociocultural and power-relational contexts. In our highly compartmentalized educational structures, writing education has been severed from those organic components, focusing mainly on writing stylistics. This book proposes creating space for organic writing practices in our everyday writing pedagogies, and argues for a writing pedagogy that acknowledges the complex interactions of social, emotional and identity-related layers of writing.

Deeper Learning Dialogic Learning and Critical Thinking

Research-based Strategies for the Classroom Emmanuel Manalo ... Finally, Technical Writing 1 (TW 1) followed a project-based approach, ...

Author: Emmanuel Manalo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000627428

Category: Education

Page: 364

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Deeper learning, dialogic learning, and critical thinking are essential capabilities in the 21st-century environments we now operate. Apart from being important in themselves, they are also crucial in enabling the acquisition of many other 21st-century skills/capabilities such as problem solving, collaborative learning, innovation, information and media literacy, and so on. However, the majority of teachers in schools and instructors in higher education are inadequately prepared for the task of promoting deeper learning, dialogic learning, and critical thinking in their students. This is despite the fact that there are educational researchers who are developing and evaluating strategies for such promotion. The problem is bridging the gap between the educational researchers’ work and what gets conveyed to teachers and instructors as evidence-based, usable strategies. This book addresses that gap: in it, leading scholars from around the world describe strategies they have developed for successfully cultivating students’ capabilities for deeper learning and transfer of what they learn, dialogic learning and effective communication, and critical thought. They explore connections in the promotion of these capabilities, and they provide, in accessible form, research evidence demonstrating the efficacy of the strategies. They also discuss answers to the questions of how and why the strategies work. A seminal resource, this book creates tangible links between innovative educational research and classroom teaching practices to address the all-important question of how we can realize our ideals for education in the 21st century. It is a must read for pre-service and in-service teachers, teacher educators and professional developers, and educational researchers who truly care that we deliver education that will prepare and serve students for life.