Using specific classroom scenarios, teachers explore characteristics and benefits of ProjectBased Learning (PBL). Throughout the course, teachers consider their own teaching practice as they follow a teacher new to project-based learning who discusses strategies with a  mentor teacher. They also consider the ways that technology supports project-based approaches. Planning and project design modules guide teachers through organizing the curriculum, the classroom, technology, and students for successful 21st century projects.   The assessment module demonstrates strategies for assessing students’ 21st century skills throughout an open-ended project. The course offers opportunities to apply the PBL concepts with action planning exercises.

The Intel&reg; Teach Elements: <em>Inquiry in the Science Classroom</em> course is an interactive e-learning experience that is intended for new and veteran science teachers of students in third through eighth grade (ages 8 to 14).  In this course, teachers will build a foundation for scientific inquiry.  They will explore the rationale and research basis, common misconceptions, and specific strategies for incorporating scientific inquiry into science learning, regardless of the science discipline.  The course explains and demonstrates the Scientific Inquiry Phases with relevant classroom examples.  In addition, teachers will learn best practices for improving scientific inquiry through interactive activities.  Direct connections to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are provided throughout the course and can be connected within the final project as appropriate.

The Intel® Teach Elements: Thinking Critically with Data course is an interactive e-learning course that examines critical thinking with a focus on data analysis in our information-rich world. In this course, teachers explore practical skills and strategies to draw on when teaching students to think critically about the information around them. Teachers will understand how to design student projects and assessments that address critical thinking skills when collecting and analyzing data. Additionally, they will see how technology can support students' collection, organization, and presentation of data. The course also offers practical tips for implementing projects that ask students to think critically with data.