International House London Institute

Project Based Learning in ELT

​This online learning course aims at giving teachers the necessary knowledge,
tools and strategies to design, plan, teach, manage and assess a project-based learning programme.​

By the end of this course,
• you will have learnt about the different aspects of project planning, teaching, management and assessment
• you will have familiarised yourself with digital tools and strategies to design creative projects
• you will have designed one or more projects according to you students’ and institutional needs.
• you will have shared your projects with colleagues and received feedback to improve them, if necessary.

Session 1: Introduction and Planning projects
• What is a project and what isn’t?
• PBL or doing projects?
• Types of projects
• Project stages
• Project planning
• Project ideas and digital tools

Session 2: Managing projects
• Classroom management strategies
• Student roles
• Teacher roles
• Teaching the Needs to Know
• Scaffolding: project wall, checklists, worksheets, differentiation
• Project ideas and digital tools

Session 3: Assessing projects
• What are rubrics?
• Making your own rubrics
• Creating handouts
• Project ideas and digital tools

Session 4: Planning a PBL programme
• Planning the curriculum
• Standards and resources
• Finalising your Project
• Project ideas and digital tools

Session 5: Projects showcase
• Projects showcase
• Feedback

Tutor : Vicky Saumell
She is a teacher, trainer, materials writer and presenter.
She currently teaches at a bilingual primary school in Buenos Aires.
She is also a freelance author and has worked as a writer and trainer for Pearson, CUP, Macmillan and Santillana.
She is a committee member for IATEFL LTSIG and the Publications Committee.

March to July: 5 month-course
Starting on March 27th 2020
Fridays 18:00 a 21:00 h

Online sessions on Zoom.us
Ongoing online activities and support on Google Classroom 

Limited places for good interaction.