My students worked on their products for about a week and were ready for a dry run on their presentations. It was planned that we would present our learning in the gym on an evening during the week, the plan was to invite parents, family, teachers, and district personal.
In class a few days before our PBL showcase, students set up their projects in class. Students were given a BIE rubric for presentation, found here. We talked about how to keep eye contact with their audience and the use of body language. We talked about expressions and hand movements when presenting.
Most of my students worked in groups of 4. I had 2 students stay at the station where they set up their project and I had 2 students move to another group to watch a different presentation. Students would then give and receive feedback using Post-It notes (note to self: buy stock in 3M and Post-It notes!)
I also walked around and gave students feedback. Most of the feedback was reminding kids to talk to their audience instead of talking to their computer or poster or tri-fold board. I reminded kids to state their driving question and then highlight how they are going about solving this driving question.
Next post I will talk about grading and the big public product night.
Comments or questions welcome.