Required Preparation for

Problem, Project and Design-Based Teaching

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This survey will be used for planning and grouping. Please complete it by 1 June.

  • Complete the chart in the PDF version of your prep above and be prepared to discuss on the first day of class.


Larmer, John & Mergendoller John (2015). Gold Standard PBL: Essential Project Design Elements. Retrieved from:

  • Focus question: Gold Standard PBL is something we aspire to achieve in our project planning. Given your own understanding of PBL what components are you already embedding in your instruction? What is something new you want to try from this article?

Lathram, Lenz, & Ark (2016). Preparing Sudents for a Project-Based World. Retrieved from:

  • Identify one word, one phrase, and one sentence from the text that feels especially meaningful to you. Be prepared to share why you chose your word, phrase, and sentence.

A Framework for High Quality Project Based Learning. Retrieved from:


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I look forward to seeing you this summer!

Kristen MacConnell