August 20-22, 2018

Hillfield Strathallan College is pleased to host the PBL CANADA INSTITUTE in collaboration with the Buck Institute for Education (BIE).

Early Bird is $1,000 plus HST and ends on May 31, 2018. 

For schools or boards interested in sending 10 or more participants, a group discount rate of 10% per participant will be offered. Please contact Jennifer Vergos at 905-389-1367, ext. 118 or pbl@hsc.on.ca to arrange registration with the discounted rate.

Academics

Project-Based Learning

Program Descriptions



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  • PBL 101 (3 days)

    PBL 101 is BIE’s foundational three-day (consecutive) onsite workshop based on our model of Gold Standard PBL. It provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to design, assess, and manage a rigorous, standards-based project. The workshop models the project process. Facilitated by one of BIE's expert National Faculty, the workshop is a balanced blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Participants
    are actively engaged in project design, with the expectation that every teacher or teaching team will generate a project plan that receives formative feedback from both participants and BIE National Faculty.

    The Workshop

    Day One – Designing Projects Deliverable: Charrette Protocol Objectives:
    ● Understand the distinction between “doing projects” and Project Based Learning
    ● Become familiar with online project design, assessment and management resources
    ● Learn to use peer-driven feedback protocols
    Day Two – Assessing Projects Deliverables: Gallery Walk Protocol and Student Learning Guide Objectives:
    ● Create a standards-based project design, including key success skills, a driving question, and major student products
    ● Incorporate best practices in formative and summative assessment into project designs
    ● Learn to use peer-driven feedback protocols
    Day Three –Managing Projects Deliverables: Tuning Protocol and Project Design: Overview Objectives:
    ● Incorporate best practices in managing projects into project plans
    ● Learn to use peer-driven feedback protocols

    Final Product
    As result of this workshop, participants will:
    ● As a team or individual teacher, produce a draft project design that is ready to be implemented in their classroom.

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  • PBL 201 - Option 1 (3 days)

    PBL 201 event space workshops are three-day onsite workshops that provide experienced PBL practitioners with in-depth instruction on BIE’s Gold Standard Project Based Teaching Practices as well as supported project development time. Facilitated by one of BIE's expert National Faculty, each workshop offers a balanced blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Participants will leave each workshop with the beginnings of a new project as well as a deeper understanding of effective PBL facilitation practices.

    Prerequisite: PBL 101.

    Building a Learner Centered Classroom
    Focus Teaching Practices: Align to Standards, Build the Culture, Manage Activities, Assess Student Learning

    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.

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  • PBL Coaching

    PBL Coaching Academy: The PBL Coaching Academy is a three day workshop based on our BIE’s Coaching Cycle and aligned to Gold Standard Project Based Learning. It provides instructional coaches/leaders with the knowledge and skills to support teachers in project implementation. Facilitated by one of BIE's expert National Faculty, the workshop is a balanced blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands‐on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Participants are actively engaged in developing a PBL Coaching Toolkit.

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  • PBL 201 - Option 2 (3days)

    PBL 201 event space workshops are three-day onsite workshops that provide experienced PBL practitioners with in-depth instruction on BIE’s Gold Standard Project Based Teaching Practices as well as supported project development time. Facilitated by one of BIE's expert National Faculty, each workshop offers a balanced blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Participants will leave each workshop with the beginnings of a new project as well as a deeper understanding of effective PBL facilitation practices. 

    Prerequisite: PBL 101.

    Improving the Quality of Student Work
    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 strategies can students learn in order to deepen their thinking-- and show evidence of this thinking-- within projects? 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.

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  • PBL Leadership

    We are gathering a list of interested participants.

    PBL Leadership Workshop
    : The PBL Leadership Workshop is a three-day intensive dive into how school and district leaders support the conditions for Project Based Learning to thrive in their systems. Reflecting on their current reality, participants will design their strategy to implement PBL and foster a project based mindset for teaching, learning and leading that moves them forward along the PBL Leadership Progression of Practice.

    If you are interested in registering for this workshop, please contact Carrie Annable at pbl@hsc.on.ca. If there is sufficient interest, this session will run from Aug 20-22, 2018 at the same cost as the PBL 101, 201 sessions and coaching sessions.

PBL IN ACTION






Located in Hamilton, ON, Hillfield Strathallan College is a Canadian independent, co-educational day school.
The academic program runs from Montessori Toddler and Pre-K to Grade 12.

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