I sent the following email to the CERTL office about PBL in my classroom:
My AIG girls are reading Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass. In the story, the two main characters have a box to open that has 5 locks. They need to find the keys for those locks to open the box by Jeremy's 13th birthday. The characters were listing what they knew, what they needed to do, and were developing a plan to achieve the goal. My girls looked at me and commented that was like what we do for a PBL project! :) I am developing PBL thinkers!!!
Below is the reply from the CERTL Office:
How exciting. Don't you just love seeing those lightbulbs click. It sounds like you really are developing PBL thinkers! Keep up the great work. And, I do love your webpage...it is so rich and looks like lots of work goes into it. Thanks for sharing the news and your link.
Ann Lambros, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Medical Education
Director, Center of Excellence for Research, Teaching, & Learning
Wake Forest University School of Medicine