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WORKSHOPS FOR PBL

Learn PBL by doing PBL in this
one-day Project Slice - an immersive experience where teachers get to experience high-quality PBL first-hand. Slices start with a provocative entry event on intriguing design challenges and end the day with an exhibition, complete with 

presentations of learning with educators’ products in-hand. Along the way, participants respond to powerful focusing questions.

 

They experience high-quality, formative assessments with the use of protocols for drafting, critique and revision. They experience non-linear and personalized construction of knowledge first-hand.

 

Biomimicry Designs – For years, humans have been stealing

ideas from plants and animals to create tools, solve problems and enhance their lives. For example, humans used biomimicry with the kangaroo's pouch to inspire the Baby Bjorn - a tool humans use to carry babies.

 

Try your hand at Design Thinking to ideate and conceptualize a solution, inspired by nature, that helps humans with an everyday problem. Solution concepts will be publicly exhibited at the end of the day.

PROJECT SLICE:
BIOMIMICRY DESIGNS
PROJECT SLICE:
MECHANIZED ME

Learn PBL by doing PBL in this
one-day Project Slice - an immersive experience where teachers get to experience high-quality PBL first-hand. Slices start with a provocative entry event on intriguing design challenges and end the day with an exhibition,  complete with presentations of

learning with educators’ products in-hand. Along the way, participants respond to powerful focusing questions.

They experience high-quality, formative assessments with the use of protocols for drafting, critique and revision. They experience non-linear and personalized construction of knowledge first-hand.

 

Mechanized Masterpieces: Art and engineering come together in this zany design challenge. Experience Design Thinking first-hand as you brainstorm, conceptualize and iterate a mechanized masterpiece to publicly exhibit at the end of the day.

1-3 DAY INTRO TO PBL 
WORKSHOP

INTRO TO PBL

"How can we design effective and engaging Project Based experiences for students?"

Learn the fundamentals of project-based learning

development and implementation in this workshop for teachers and instructional leaders. Highly interactive by design, this workshop balances work-time with engaging didactics, activities, facilitated discussions, protocols, and task review checkpoints. The training results in the ideation of a useable, peer-reviewed project-based unit participants can implement in their classrooms.

 

During this engaging and active workshop, participants will...
 

  • Build common language around the characteristics of PBL and explore the difference between "Projects" and PBL.
     

  • Assess sample projects using clear criteria for high-quality Project Based Learning.
     

  • Apply an intuitive design process to create an original project that can be implemented beyond the workshop.
     

  • Participate in one or more tuning protocols to give and receive feedback to improve work in progress.
     

  • Review free, useful resources from a variety of sources.
     

  • Dive deeper on topics such as:
     

  1. Teaching & Assessing
    21st Century Competencies

  2. Methods of Focused Inquiry

  3. Supporting Drafting and
    Critique with Students

  4. Developing High Quality
    Entry Events

  5. Curating Project Work

  6. Common PBL Practices

  7. Exhibitions & Presentations
    of Learning

Participants will each receive a PBL Planning Guide

PBL Planning Guide, Project-Based Learning, PBL, Project Based Learning