What do we know about project based learning?
How is it different from the more traditional teaching
25 years of proven success in the medical education
Replicates challenges regularly encountered in one’s
life and career
State and National Standards
Funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation
Developed to improve academic achievement and to
inform students about careers in transportation
Supports and aligns with the National Career Cluster
and Common Core Standards as well as state standards
Developed by teachers for teachers
Modules have a common theme related to some aspect
of transportation, and all are related to math, science,
English, and/or social studies.
The goal is to expose students to a wide variety of
careers in transportation and improve their academic
Lesson 1: From Where Does Power Come?
What I want students to know…
What I want students to be able to do…
Mini-Demonstration of Lesson 1:
From Where Does Power Come?
Small groups: At least one member of each group will
need a smartphone to access dictionary.com and /or
one of the websites listed on your flash cards.
Your task: Determine the advantages and
disadvantages of the different types of energy assigned
to your group and present your findings on a chart.
After creating your chart, choose one energy type to
present as the most logical choice for fueling
automobiles of the future.
FL DOE Language Arts State Standards
Common Core State Standards
- English Language Arts and Literacy in
History/Social Studies, Science, and
- College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards
for both Reading and Writing
- Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and
Field tested Lesson 3, Activities 1, 2, and 3 as a prequel
to the activity we just demonstrated
Currently preparing brief summary and evaluation of
the activities, as well as recommendations
Finally, integrating pilot tested activities into
Easy as 1-2-3!
“It was fun!”
“It was challenging.”
“I did extensive research.”
“I liked it.”
“I learned a lot.”
“It was a lot of work, but it was worth it.”
“We knew what to do. Because of the rubric it was structured.”
Dr. Frances Beauman, Project Director
217-725-1140 or email@example.com
Ms. Cynthia Brennan-Jones, Field Tester
772-462-7895 or firstname.lastname@example.org