On-Your-Feet Guide for Planning and Assessing PBL
The On-Your-Feet Guide for Planning and Assessing PBL provides:
- A step-by-step guide to building your project rubric
- Practical tips and tools for student reflection and feedback
- Steps for creating the conditions for a culture of assessment in your PBL classroom
- QR codes and links to additional resources, downloadable templates, and a companion website
PBL – Elementary
An Indies Book of the year award-winning book in education, this practical book leads elementary teachers through the planning process for an authentic PBL experience in a clear and efficient way with the help of built-out models across grades kinder-five, student reproducibles, planning forms and tools. If mastering PBL is on your list, prepare to cross it off with the help of this book! Now available with purchase, access to the NEW e-book for adapting PBL to virtual learning, via Corwin Press.
PBL – Secondary
This practical book leads secondary teachers through the planning process for an authentic PBL experience in a clear and efficient way with the help of built-out models across grades six-twelve, student reproducibles, planning forms and tools. If mastering PBL is on your list, prepare to cross it off with the help of this book! Now available with purchase, access to the NEW e-book for adapting PBL to virtual learning, via Corwin Press.
More About the Author
Dr. Jennifer Pieratt is an award-winning author. Pieratt started out as a classroom teacher before founding CraftEd Curriculum. Her unique perspective on the hardships the teachers of today face is supported by her years of experience working as a School Development Coach. She also holds a Ph.D. in Educational Philosophy, with an emphasis in PBL, and as such, brings an extensive knowledge of learning theory to her work. This dynamic combination of skills has made her an international expert on Project Based Learning. Even as President of CraftED, Jenny remains active in fieldwork through PBL consults and coaching. In both guide books, she seeks to lay out a practical guide to PBL that offers an approach focused on simplicity.
“Over the past two school years, Jen has provided targeted Project Based Learning support to my Transitional Kindergarten-5th grade teachers as they developed two PBL units at each grade level. Teachers were challenged to delve into their grade level standards to create unique, challenging projects that connected to our school’s environmentalism focus. The products were outstanding!
Jen also supported me as the school leader through targeted feedback regarding where my support for teachers was most needed. Our school has transformed over the past two years and Jen’s consultation was instrumental in that transformation.”
-Tina Howard, Principal, Buena Vista Elementary Carlsbad Unified School District
The CraftED Difference
You may be ready to test the waters with Project Based Learning, but still be wondering, “why should I use the resources provided by CraftED Curriculum?” The answer is simple: we have the PBL knoweldge and experience that will help you implement strategies seamlessly into your classroom, no matter the grade level.
We offer support for 14 grade-levels, and we have worked in 34 states and 6 different countries. Working hands-on with our clients, we help them to feel confident bringing PBL into the classroom with tailored, ongoing support. We offer a range of services, including pbl e-courses, workshops, in-person coaching, and virtual project based learning coaching.
There isn’t any other program out there that provides comprehensive services and continued support like CraftED Curriculum does. No one offers you a curriculum as inspiring and engaging as we do. At the end of the day, one of the biggest benefits we bring to the table is that our program directly addresses common challenges teachers face because our program was designed from the perspective of a teacher. Our PBL books will help you become a master of Project Based Learning.