Equipped with powerful knowledge creation and visualization tools, the Project Pals platform allows students to create project assets, import media, and visualize relationships within a collaborative workspace updated in real time.
Teachers can organize, monitor, and assess multiple projects simultaneously, get inspired by Project Pals’ Catalog of Common Core-aligned projects, and share student work with peers and parents.
The Project Pals methodology incorporates learning principles based on cognitive research—external problem representations, computational thinking, design thinking, systems thinking, and collaborative problem solving—to improve students’ approach to learning across disciplines.
-Maegan Rutherford, STEM Coordinator &
Teacher, Haralson County Middle School
Develop short- and long-term individual and group projects across all subjects
Document offline experiments and import media files as project assets
Create a book report with character and plot analyses
Critical Thinking Activities
Compare and contrast, sort and classify, modeling and mapping
In Day 1 of this hands-on introduction to Project Pals course, you will take full advantage of Project Pals’ visualization tools. You will import media, diagram relationships, and create project assets. You will be able to design projects so that learners can collaborate with each other in real time. You will discover that Project Pals brings Project-based learning to life.
In Day 2 of this Project Pals course, you’ll use Project Pals to turn “invisible” computational and design thinking of your students’ works into visible learning to use with formative assessments. By the completion of this workshop, you will create a project-based lesson you can use right away with your students.
When you create project-based learning (PBL) activities in Project Pals, you are supporting computational thinking, design thinking and collaborative problem solving. In this hands-on workshop, you will build on your learning from your Getting Started with Project Pals workshop.
You will learn about the advanced techniques and features of Project Pals and will be able to create timelines, visual representations of relationships, and develop a structured analysis to support reasoned conclusions. You will further advance your skills in Project Pals to assist your students secure their skills in PBL, which will benefit them as life long learners.
Eduscape’s STEM Made Simple and Project Pals are a perfect pair. In this hands-on workshop, you will experience the value of combining STEM Made Simple, which addresses inquiry and project-based learning with Project Pals. You will explore these learning models, as well as the Engineering Design Process and Transdisciplinary Lesson Design.
You will define the difference between project and problem-based learning and create lessons and activities that align to each category. By the completion of this workshop, you will learn how to make the most of all of Project Pal’s tools and features to support learning experiences that promote increased student engagement and student agency.
In this hands-on workshop, you will delve deeply into sustainable project based learning (PBL) with Project Plans. By the completion of this workshop, you will have the tools and knowledge to integrate sustainable PBL with Project Pals into your strategic planning for your students.