May 6, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm CDT
A continuing education workshop teaching educators and administrators to engage students through project-based learning and real-world issues.
More schools are recognizing the value of project-based learning (PBL) as a model for teaching 21st-century skills, but getting started with PBL can be overwhelming and challenging for both teachers and students.
In this workshop, participants will learn the PBL model that has been developed at Global Citizenship Experience Lab School over the last 10 years, and see how some basic elements can be incorporated into their own classrooms. Participants will also preview a sample project to see how GCE’s model can be used to introduce students to global issues like climate change and sustainability, and engage students in learning that is relevant to their lives and interests.
► Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
► A laptop or device is required.
4 CPDUs offered from National Louis University.
Bring your IEIN number if you are certified in Illinois.
When teachers are trained well and PBL is used effectively, it “increases long-term retention of content, helps students perform as well as or better than traditional learners in high-stakes tests, improves problem-solving and collaboration skills, and improves students’ attitudes towards learning” (Edutopia).
The PBL Project
ReDesigning the Future
During the workshop, we’ll explore and exercise the PBL experience using a Mastery Project.
ReDesigning the Future is an 8-lesson project that introduces students to global issues like climate change and sustainability, and engage students in learning that is relevant to their lives and interests.
► Educators attending the workshop are invited to use the ReDesigning the Future project in their own classroom.