PBU builder is an online tool that allows teachers to build project-based curriculum units (PBUs) that are aligned to state and district standards and incorporate technology competencies based on the Massachusetts K-12 Instructional Technology Standards. The PBU Builder system utilizes a number of customized databases that include the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, District Curriculum Standards, Student Technology Competencies, and a PBU/MCAS test item alignment matrix.
Everett, Malden, and Medford teachers access their PBU Builder user accounts to build PBUs using the following tools.
Teachers and visitors have free access to our PBUs. Use these tools to find teacher-created PBUs.
nationally recognized fifth grade unit integrates the study of rocks and
minerals, simple machines, early colonial history and the engineering
design process through a place-based investigation of the first successful
integrated iron works in the New World. Building
upon the first 2002 Saugus Iron Works PBU that focused primarily on science
and engineering, a team of fifth grade teachers this year (2008) collaboratively
developed a set of American history lessons to expand the academic breadth
of the original unit. Student PBU use has produced statistically
significant gains in achievement as measured by the Science MCAS exam.