2016 Fundamentals of PBLL: Badge Criteria

    • 2016
    • Project Lead(s): Julio C Rodriguez

    Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning is an introductory online institute for world language instructors and world language curriculum 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 received a badge completed a Project Blueprint that specifies basic aspects of project design and interacted with colleagues in activities or discussions on this topic. Participation in the institute and completion of the Project Blueprint provide evidence that the badge recipient:

    • learned about fundamental aspects of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) and some of the commonalities and differences between PBL and PBLL;
    • developed a world language project for a specific context and described it in a Project Blueprint document;
    • designed sample standards-based tasks that target specific areas of language learning and 21st Century Skills;
    • described an articulated sequence of project tasks and corresponding assessment;
    • 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 (at least 8) of the “Get Involved” sections;
    • provided feedback to two colleagues on their Project Blueprints.






    From PBL to PBLL

    Lesson 1

    What is Project-Based Learning (PBL)?

    Lesson 2

    From PBL to PBLL: What language teachers need to know about adapting PBL to the language education context

    Lesson 3

    Developing a project idea



    Beginning Your Project Planning

    Lesson 4

    Starting with the end in mind: Defining outcomes

    Lesson 5

    Task designs for authentic language use

    Lesson 6

    The Product Square: Keeping your project on track



    Interculturality and PBLL

    Lesson 7

    What is interculturality?

    Lesson 8

    Connecting learners with communities

    Lesson 9

    Interculturality in lesson and task design



    Language, Content, & Technology

    Lesson 10

    Scaffolding Interpretive Communication

    Lesson 11

    Scaffolding Interpersonal Communication

    Lesson 12

    Scaffolding Presentational Communication



    Designing Tasks and Assessment

    Lesson 13

    Assessing projects

    Lesson 14

    Assessing products

    Lesson 15

    Finalizing your project blueprint