KSF PBL Project

Welcome to our Kent Schools Foundation Problem-Based Learning Project page.  We are very grateful to the Kent Schools Foundation for their support of our work in the area of PBL staff development and implementation.  One of our goals is to share some snapshots of the different projects that we've worked on.  You'll find some links to sample videos here as well as some sample lesson plans and handouts.  This page is not a curriculum resource itself.  So the goal is not reproducible units and activities but inspiration for others by sharing what we're doing.  We hope that our project ideas inspire ideas for you and your staff about what PBL can mean for your school.  Whether it's project-base, problem-based, place-based, or passion-based, PBL activities bring integrated learning to life in ways that traditional curriculum does not.  By making student learning real-world, purpose driven, and tangible, we can motivate students to achieve more than what's possible through traditional textbook-based curriculum.

 

Amazon Robotics PBL Sample Video: https://kentschooldistrict-my.sharepoint.com/personal/fergud15427e_kent_k12_wa_us/Documents/8%20KSF%20Videos/Robotics%20PBL%2010m.mp4?csf=1&e=P3CeZu

Amazon Robotics PBL Sample Pictures: http://teacher.kent.k12.wa.us/martinsortun/dferguson/stem-lighthouse-pictures/11714-robots-graphing-pbl-problem

Amazon Robotics PBL Sample Lesson Plans: https://www.themespark.net/@beccamarx/lesson/EkMqsnwQN

Amazon Robotics PBL Sample Handout: https://kentschooldistrict-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/personal/fergud15427e_kent_k12_wa_us/Documents/8%20KSF%20PBL%20Lesson%20Plans/Coordinate%20Planes%20Amazon%20Performance%20Task.docx?d=w9dd445d8d518484a82efce58e1e00521&csf=1&e=FNrGQU

 

CubeSat PBL Sample Video: https://kentschooldistrict-my.sharepoint.com/personal/fergud15427e_kent_k12_wa_us/Documents/8%20KSF%20Videos/CubeSat%20PBL%2012m.mp4?csf=1&e=xXKDjR

CubeSat PBL Sample Pictures: http://teacher.kent.k12.wa.us/martinsortun/dferguson/stem-lighthouse-pictures/12507-engineering-with-cubesats

CubeSat PBL Sample Lesson Plans: https://kentschooldistrict-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/r/personal/fergud15427e_kent_k12_wa_us/Documents/8%20KSF%20PBL%20Lesson%20Plans/CubeSat%20Protection%20System%20-%20Lesson%20Plan.pdf?csf=1&e=4EclqV

CubeSat PBL Sample Rubric: https://kentschooldistrict-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/r/personal/fergud15427e_kent_k12_wa_us/Documents/8%20KSF%20PBL%20Lesson%20Plans/CubeSat%20Protection%20System%20-%20Lesson%20Rubric.pdf?csf=1&e=xdvcnp

CubeSat PBL Sample Handout: https://kentschooldistrict-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/r/personal/fergud15427e_kent_k12_wa_us/Documents/8%20KSF%20PBL%20Lesson%20Plans/CubeSat%20Supply%20Depot%20Invoice%20Form.pdf?csf=1&e=5JyLaw

 

Earthquake Engineering PBL Sample Video: https://kentschooldistrict-my.sharepoint.com/personal/fergud15427e_kent_k12_wa_us/Documents/8%20KSF%20Videos/Earthquake%20PBL%2015m.mp4?csf=1&e=LIKjJ6

Earthquake Engineering PBL Sample Pictures: http://teacher.kent.k12.wa.us/martinsortun/dferguson/stem-lighthouse-pictures/11844-engineering-hand2mind-pbl-constructing-earthquake-resistant-structures

Earthquake Engineering PBL Sample Lesson Plans: https://www.themespark.net/@beccamarx/lesson/E196oAZ84

 

LEGO Literacy PBL Sample Video: https://kentschooldistrict-my.sharepoint.com/personal/fergud15427e_kent_k12_wa_us/Documents/8%20KSF%20Videos/LEGO%20Literacy%2012m.mp4?csf=1&e=WZIu7j

LEGO Literacy PBL Sample Pictures: http://teacher.kent.k12.wa.us/martinsortun/dferguson/stem-lighthouse-pictures/11837-creating-amp-capturing-stories

LEGO Literacy PBL Sample SMART Notebook File: https://kentschooldistrict-my.sharepoint.com/:u:/r/personal/fergud15427e_kent_k12_wa_us/Documents/8%20KSF%20PBL%20Lesson%20Plans/Lego%20STEM%20Narrative.notebook?csf=1&e=36I4hk

LEGO Literacy PBL Sample Handout: https://kentschooldistrict-my.sharepoint.com/:i:/r/personal/fergud15427e_kent_k12_wa_us/Documents/8%20KSF%20PBL%20Lesson%20Plans/LEGO%20STEM%20Narrative%20Sample%20Handout.PNG?csf=1&e=mYO8R4

LEGO Literacy PBL Sample Student Work: https://kentschooldistrict-my.sharepoint.com/:u:/r/personal/fergud15427e_kent_k12_wa_us/Documents/8%20KSF%20PBL%20Lesson%20Plans/LEGO%20STEM%20Narrative%20Sample%20Student%20Work.galleryitem?csf=1&e=yJmTgs

 

Oregon Trail Sample Pictures: To be loaded soon...

Oregon Trail PBL Sample Lesson Plans: https://kentschooldistrict.sharepoint.com/:b:/r/sites/Elementary/MS/Documents/PBL%20Work/4th%20Grade%20Oregon%20Trail%20PBL/Oregon%20Trail%20PBL%20-%20Lesson%20Plan.pdf?csf=1&e=DIBfzF

Oregon Trail PBL Sample Rubric: https://kentschooldistrict.sharepoint.com/:b:/r/sites/Elementary/MS/Documents/PBL%20Work/4th%20Grade%20Oregon%20Trail%20PBL/Oregon%20Trail%20PBL%20-%20Lesson%20Rubric.pdf?csf=1&e=lW3Y62

Oregon Trail PBL Sample Handout: https://kentschooldistrict-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/personal/fergud15427e_kent_k12_wa_us/Documents/8%20KSF%20PBL%20Lesson%20Plans/Oregon%20Trail%20Letters%20for%20Packing%20PBL.docx?d=wb5fbec5a167042058920edd181b15a3f&csf=1&e=HqRoZs

Oregon Trail PBL Sample Handout: https://kentschooldistrict-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/personal/fergud15427e_kent_k12_wa_us/Documents/8%20KSF%20PBL%20Lesson%20Plans/Oregon%20Trail%20Westward%20Ho.docx?d=w02ae0fffc6bd4b35bb523f78ea9b9b44&csf=1&e=UEziEH

 

 

Rainwater Runoff PBL Sample Video: https://kentschooldistrict-my.sharepoint.com/personal/fergud15427e_kent_k12_wa_us/Documents/8%20KSF%20Videos/Rainwater%20Runoff%20PBL%2012m.mp4?csf=1&e=Bm2Fqj

Rainwater Runoff PBL Sample Pictures: To be loaded soon...

Rainwater Runoff PBL Sample Lesson Plans: https://www.themespark.net/@thomas.jackson/lesson/NJkih2P74

 

Shrinking Shoreline PBL Sample Video: https://kentschooldistrict-my.sharepoint.com/personal/fergud15427e_kent_k12_wa_us/Documents/8%20KSF%20Videos/Shrinking%20Shoreline%20PBL%2012m.mp4?csf=1&e=DELEFR

Shrinking Shoreline PBL Sample Pictures: To be loaded soon...

Shrinking Shoreline PBL Sample Lesson Plans: https://kentschooldistrict-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/personal/fergud15427e_kent_k12_wa_us/Documents/8%20KSF%20PBL%20Lesson%20Plans/Shrinking%20Shores%20Lesson%20Plans.docx?d=we0d3859ee99e400eaa80ce5b15eccd08&csf=1&e=tlovO7

Shrinking Shoreline PBL Sample Handout: https://kentschooldistrict-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/personal/fergud15427e_kent_k12_wa_us/Documents/8%20KSF%20PBL%20Lesson%20Plans/Shrinking%20Shores%20Help%20Save%20Our%20Seagrass%20and%20Dunes.docx?d=w5fbb1048ed5c4d2d88f7fad3df13ea5a&csf=1&e=s7oRNc

 

Smoothie Company PBL Sample Video: To be loaded soon...

Smoothie Company PBL Sample Pictures: http://teacher.kent.k12.wa.us/martinsortun/dferguson/stem-lighthouse-pictures/11842-3d-printing-shipping-containers-volume-pbl

Smoothie Company PBL Sample Lesson Plans: To be loaded soon...

Smoothie Company PBL Sample Handout: https://kentschooldistrict-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/r/personal/fergud15427e_kent_k12_wa_us/Documents/8%20KSF%20PBL%20Lesson%20Plans/Smoothie%20Shipping%20Volume%20Problem.pdf?csf=1&e=OSqdf4

 

Three Little Pigs Civil Engineering PBL Sample Video: To be loaded soon...

Three Little Pigs Civil Engineering PBL Sample Pictures: To be loaded soon...

Three Little Pigs Civil Engineering PBL Sample Lesson Plans: To be loaded soon...

Three Little Pigs Civil Engineering PBL Sample Handout: https://kentschooldistrict.sharepoint.com/:b:/r/sites/Elementary/MS/Documents/PBL%20Work/3rd%20Grade%203%20Little%20Pigs%20Building%20PBL/3%20ErwinWorksheet.pdf?csf=1&e=sL7W15

 

Tower Platform Design Challenge PBL Sample Video: https://kentschooldistrict-my.sharepoint.com/personal/fergud15427e_kent_k12_wa_us/Documents/8%20KSF%20Videos/Tower%20Design%20Challenge%2011m.mp4?csf=1&e=SGd2aa

Tower Platform Design Challenge PBL Sample Pictures: http://teacher.kent.k12.wa.us/martinsortun/dferguson/stem-lighthouse-pictures/12506-engineering-with-platforms

Tower Platform Design Challenge PBL Sample Handout: https://kentschooldistrict-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/personal/fergud15427e_kent_k12_wa_us/Documents/8%20KSF%20PBL%20Lesson%20Plans/Platform%20Prototype%20Analysis.docx?d=w5d234448b1d147d9939b9ff9bd0be331&csf=1&e=TREudI

 

Variety of STEM & PBL Pictures Presented as a Student-Created Video Slideshow: https://kentschooldistrict-my.sharepoint.com/personal/fergud15427e_kent_k12_wa_us/Documents/8%20KSF%20Videos/Student%20STEM%206m.mp4?csf=1&e=gOZwoh