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0.6 CEU

Project Based Learning in the PreK-12 Classroom

Course Summary

The course focuses on project-based learning, enabling participants to develop unit plans, guided by a driving question which leads to a public group project by students.

What do I need to know?

Teachers need to have access to appropriate grade-level and subject area standards.

After completing this training course, you will earn 0.6 CEUs and a certificate of completion in your Adventist Learning Community e-portfolio.

What will I learn in this course?

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain the components of PBL.
  2. Manage a classroom for whole group instruction and small group collaboration.
  3. Design a project-based unit plan.
  4. Embed appropriate formative assessments into a project-based unit plan.
  5. Identify appropriate summative assessments for public projects. 

About the Instructor

Betty F. Nugent, EdD, is an educator with more than 30 years of experience as a teacher, grant writer, special projects coordinator, and administrator. At the university level she has served as a supervisor of student teachers and professor of various educational methods courses. Dr. Nugent graduated from Southern Adventist University, Andrews University, and Walden University. She has authored several articles in educational journals and currently teaches at Forest Lake Academy in Apopka, FL.


a month ago
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Excellent presentation of the “how to” and the required steps and processes to integrate PBL in the classroom..

a month ago
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Excellent help for those of us who are novice in the PBL arena. I appreciated the systematic introductory approach and added resources for further investigation and application.

2 months ago
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Thank you , it was so helpful

2 months ago
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This class provides an informative overview with some specific examples of the PBL process and products.

7 months ago
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Good to learn about the projects.

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