Project Based Learning: Real Questions. Real Answers. How to Unpack PBL and Inquiry
By- Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy
About the Book
Countless educators from across the globe would love to leverage project based learning to create learner-centered opportunities for their students, but, believe it or not, PBL has yet to go mainstream.
If project based learning can benefit so many students, why isn’t this approach the norm in teaching? Because educators have questions.
Since the release of their first book, Hacking Project Based Learning, Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy, prominent PBL experts, have connected with thousands of PBL practitioners.
Project Based Learning is Cooper's and Murphy’s response to the most common, and most complex, questions educators ask about PBL and inquiry, including:
How do I structure a PBL experience?
What do I do while the kids are working?
How do I get grades?
How do I include direct instruction?
What happens when kids don't work well together?
How do I manage the chaos?
Project Based Learning answers these questions, and more, to show you how to do PBL and inquiry, and all school projects the right way, in any subject or grade.
About the Authors
Ross Cooper is currently an administrator in the Chappaqua Central School District. Previously, he was an Elementary School Principal, K-12 curriculum supervisor, Elementary Assistant Principal, and fourth grade teacher. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Innovator. As a nationally recognized leader in project based learning, he has worked with thousands of educators across the country to implement PBL. In 2021 he coauthored Project Based Learning: Real Questions. Real Answers. How to Unpack PBL and Inquiry, and in 2016 he coauthored Hacking Project Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom. While his day job is his first professional priority, he finds time to conduct workshops and speak on project based learning, inquiry-based learning, student-centered learning, instructional leadership, his professional experiences, and more. When he is not working, he enjoys eating steak and pizza and provoking his four beautiful nephews and niece. He blogs at RossCoops31.com, and you can connect with him via email, RossCoops31@gmail.com, and on Twitter @RossCoops31.
Erin Murphy is co-author of Project Based Learning: Real Questions. Real Answers. How to Unpack PBL and Inquiry and Hacking Project Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom. She regularly consults with other leaders and learners regarding literacy, learning, and leadership. She is a proud graduate of Penn State University's Professional Development School, where she was trained in inquiry-based instructional approaches. Erin spent four years as a middle school assistant principal and has classroom experiences ranging from kindergarten through fifth grade. Currently, Erin has the pleasure of serving as the Supervisor of Teaching & Learning for the Humanities subjects in the East Penn School District. Erin, her husband, and her two curious daughters reside in Pennsylvania, and the family enjoys spending time gardening, watching football, and playing board games.
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