For teachers, coaches, curriculum specialists, school & district leaders.
Prerequisite: PBLWorks' PBL 101 Workshop
PBL 201 Workshops are three-day onsite workshops that provide experienced PBL practitioners with in-depth instruction on PBLWorks' Gold Standard Project Based Teaching Practices as well as supported project development time. Participants will leave each workshop with the beginnings of a new project as well as a deeper understanding of effective PBL facilitation practices.
INDICATE YOUR FIRST AND SECOND CHOICE OUT OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS (please note that we cannot guarantee your first choice):
Option 1: Building a Learner-Centered Classroom
Focus on teaching Practices: Align to Standards, Build the Culture, Manage Activities, Assess Student Learning
Option 2: Deepening the Quality of Student Work
In this active and participatory learning experience, educators will learn strategies for increasing the engagement and empowerment of all students in the PBL classroom. Experienced PBL educators who attend this workshop will learn to skillfully plan for student choice throughout a project and to use management structures that place student learning at the center. They will reflect on the use of peer feedback as a tool for student empowerment and distributed expertise in the classroom. Workshop attendees will apply the practices they learn to the development of a high-quality standards-aligned project and a plan for learner-centered project implementation in their classrooms.
Focus Teaching Practices: Align to Standards, Scaffold Student Learning, Engage & Coach, Assess Student Learning
How do we ensure that the products we ask students to create are rigorous and align to significant content and skills? What project-embedded strategies can help deepen student thinking and elicit evidence of this thinking? How can we coach students toward ever-increasing levels of intellectual rigor and quality work? In this engaging and interactive workshop, participants will investigate and apply teaching practices and strategies that can help to strengthen the quality of student work in a PBL classroom. They will develop and reflect on a high-quality project, and will plan for project implementation in order to improve student products and enhance learning.
Facilitated by one of PBLWorks' expert National Faculty, each PBL 201 workshop offers a balanced blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback.