Project-Based Learning

  • Title:Project-Based Learning: Differentiating Instruction for the 21st Century
  • Author:William Bender
  • Publication Date:February 2012
  • Grade Level:PreK-12
  • ISBN:9781412997904
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

Project-based learning has emerged as one of today’s most effective instructional practices. In PBL, students confront real-world issues and problems, collaborate to create solutions, and present their results. This exciting new book describes how PBL fosters 21st century skills and innovative thinking. The author provides instructional strategies, assessment methods, and detailed instruction on how to:

  • Design projects for various content areas across all grade levels
  • Integrate technology throughout the learning process
  • Use Khan Academy, webquests, wikis, and more to foster deeper conceptual learning
  • Build social learning networks
  • Differentiate instruction by scaffolding supports for the learning process
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Author Bio

William N. Bender began his career by teaching eighth- and ninth-grade students in the public schools. He worked in higher education for 28 years and published over 60 research articles and 24 books in education. He specializes in instructional strategies for all students and is recognized as a national leader on instructional tactics, response to intervention, and differentiated instruction. Dr. Bender believes his job is to inform audiences across the nation of innovative, up to date information, based on current applied research. Dr. Bender received his Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of North Carolina and currently consults with schools and districts in the United States and Canada.

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