Prof. Dev. : Envisioning Project-Based Language Learning (online course)

Open from January 1, 2020-March 31, 2020

Envisioning Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL)
a self-paced online course
Open January 1 – March 31, 2020

Envisioning PBLL is designed as an open-enrollment course for language educators beginning to learn about Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL). Successful learners will be able to describe essential features of high quality PBLL and to generate high-quality ideas for projects using the Product Square. Registration and the content for this MOOC (massive open online course) is FREE. However, if you wish to earn the optional digital badge for completion afterwards, you will need to meet the badge criteria and pay a nominal fee ($25) to have your submitted materials evaluated by NFLRC staff.

The following is a selection of targeted learning outcomes for the MOOC:

  • identify essential features of high quality project-based learning (PBL) project designs
  • identify key concerns of project-based language learning PBLL compared to PBL in other disciplines
  • describe sources for project ideas
  • identify the three dimensions of “authenticity” in projects
  • craft an effective “driving question” (challenging question or problem)
  • generate multiple project ideas and test them using the Product Square, aligning product, audience, partners, and purpose
  • anticipate “Need-To-Knows” for a project’s content, skills, and management

Instruction spans five modules, for an equivalent of five hours’ contact time (or one-half CEU).Register today: