2018 Fundamentals of PBLL: Badge Criteria

2018

2014-2018 online-learning online-institute pbl pbll

 

Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning is an introductory online institute for world language instructors, world language curriculum directors, and professional development specialists. Participants who complete the online institute gain basic familiarity with theoretical and practical aspects of designing projects for the context of world language teaching and learning. The online institute progresses through five modules.

Participants who receive a badge have completed a set of deliverables and have interacted with colleagues in activities or discussions on this topic. Participation in the institute and completion of these requirements provide evidence that the badge recipient:

1) Learned about fundamental aspects of Project-based Language Learning (PBLL) and some of the commonalities and differences between PBL and PBLL by completing a series of online modules.

2) Completed and submitted the following deliverables:

• three project ideas (Module 1);
• three initial Product Squares (Module 2);
• three revised Product Squares with added SLOs and pragmatic elements (Module 3);
• a plan for scaffolding student skills in the Interpretive mode for one selected high-quality authentic text (Module 4);
• a self-evaluative composition reflecting on the strengths and weaknesses of the Product Squares they have generated (Module 5);
• a rubric for assessing student products in a chosen project with 3~5 essential dimensions (criteria) (Module 5)

3) Participated in a collegial discussion on topics related to language learning project planning, design, and implementation by posting responses to prompts related to PBLL in the majority (i.e., at least 8) of the “Get Involved” sections in the lessons.

 

Modules

 

1

 

From PBL to PBLL

Lesson 1

High Quality Project Design

Lesson 2

From PBL to PBLL: What Teachers Need to Know to Adapt PBL to the Language Education Context

Lesson 3

Generating Project Ideas 

 

Deliverable: Three project ideas 

 

2

Designing Engaging Projects

Lesson 4

Evaluating Your Project Idea & Engaging Students in Project Development: The Product Square

Lesson 5

Product Square Showcase

Lesson 6

Pragmatics: Appropriate Use of Language in the Real World

 

Deliverable: Three initial Product Squares

 

3

Pragmatics in PBLL

Lesson 7

Enhancing PBLL through Pragmatics

Lesson 8

Starting with the End in Mind: Defining Student Learning Outcomes

Lesson 9

Formative Assessment in PBLL

 

Deliverable: Three revised Product Squares with added SLOs and pragmatic elements

 

4

Scaffolding the Learning Experience

Lesson 10

Scaffolding Sustained Inquiry in the Interpretive Mode

Lesson 11

Scaffolding Collaboration in the Interpersonal Mode

Lesson 12

Scaffolding Product Creation in the Presentational Mode

 

Deliverable: A plan for scaffolding student skills in the Interpretive mode for one selected high-quality authentic text

 

5

Assessing Learning & Project Impact

Lesson 13

Rubrics for Assessing Student Learning
 

Lesson 14

Assessing Pragmatics
 

Lesson 15

Evaluating Project Design

 

Deliverables: A self-evaluative composition reflecting on the strengths and weaknesses of the Product Squares they have generated and a rubric for assessing student products in a chosen project with 3~5 essential dimensions (criteria)

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