Strand E: Project-Based Learning for World Languages

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Facilitator: Don Doehla, MA, NBCT

Co-Director, Berkeley WL Project

French Instructor, Vintage HS, Napa, CA


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Participants in this strand will earn this badge for completion of a fully aligned thematic unit addressing the 8 elements of PBL, the 4 C's of 21st Century Skills, the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, the CA WL Standards and the Common Core Standards.

Please refer to the following links for this strand:


The PBL-WL wiki is found here.


To join the Edmodo group for this strand, you will need an account on - use this link to join our group.

All the handouts for this strand are posted on Edmodo, along with many other items.


We will be using this hashtag for Twitter, both during the conference and into the future to continue our dialogue on PBL for WL: #pblwl

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Consider joining the the conversations at Edutopia!


Join us every Thursday (except in July) for #langchat on Twitter. Our wiki has all the information you might like to know about us. Join the conversation, and add us to your PLN. Also, download our free eBook Web Tools for the 21st Century.

What is Project-Based Learning?

View a Storify on PBL
by clicking here.

The 8 Essentials of PBL:

1) Teaches Significant Content

2) 21st Century Skills

3) A driving question

4) In-Depth Inquiry

5) A need to know

6) Student voice and choice

7) Revision and Reflection

8) A Publicly presented product
Infographic courtesy of Buck Institute for Education

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Using PBL to Teach WL, by Don @Edutopia

More articles on PBL

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Infographic courtesy of Powerful Learning Practices Network

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Infographic courtesy of Open Colleges (link embedded)

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