Workshop G... The Driving Question (PBL... STEP FOUR)


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Workshop G … What is your driving question that will uncover the content?

What essential questions is it based on?


BIE Information Driving Question Tubric 2.0 - The DQ TUBRIC 2.0 is not only a great hands-on activity for teachers during professional development, but it's also a great collaborative tool to help your students create their own Driving Questions for their projects. So just download it, print it, and build it!


Tubric Video - Explains the tubric


Crafting a Driving Question - A project without a Driving Question is like an essay without a thesis. Without one, a reader might be able to pick out the main point a writer is trying to make, but with a thesis the main point is unmistakable. Without a Driving Question, students may not understand why they are doing the project.


Practice with Driving Questions - Once you have the project theme or a "big idea" for a project, capture the theme in the form of a problem or a question that cannot easily be solved or answered. Click the button next to each guideline below to view example questions.


More DQ Driving Questions vs Educationese - Article that has been worked on by Michel Gorman at 21centuryedtech


Driving Question Essential - check off list for use when crafting Driving Questions.... from PBL Education Associates


Jetspost - Article defining concepts of the Driving Question


Characteristics of a Driving Question - Information from the University of Michigan.

Edutopia Links For DQ The Right Way to Ask Questions in the Classroom posted by Ben Johnson

Posing a question to the class, allowing for think time, and then calling on a student is one simple strategy for engaging students in better academic discourse.

3/30/2009 | 154 commentsBLOG


How to Write Effective Driving Questions for Project-Based Learning posted by Andrew Miller

Good driving questions are written to help guide the teacher and the student.

8/17/2011 | 2 commentsBLOG


How to Refine Driving Questions for Effective Project-Based Learning posted by Andrew Miller

Identify the type of question you want to ask, focus for your desired outcome, then ensure it's appropriate for the students and their culture.

8/24/2011GROUP DISCUSSION


New to PBL - Help with driving question!! Art + Math A 5th grade math teacher needs help creating a driving question for a project incorporating art masterpieces in math by replicating them. "This will deal with scale, lines, angles, etc. We need some help with a driving question?" some response include, " Before the driving question ask "what is it that I want the students to know ... look for your driving question that is connected to the art and come up with the different strategies .."