Learning the Principles of Project Based Learning (PBL)

Photo: An engaged group of participants discussing their draft projects and rubrics.

Teachers from across the region came together at Elmwood School to engage in a two day project based learning workshop. The essential question for the workshop was "How can we design, assess and manage meaningful and effective projects in which students learn Alberta’s Programs of Study outcomes and develop competencies?"  

A focus on making connections to Alberta's current educational context resulted in a relevant and meaningful learning opportunity.

This practical, interactive and engaging workshop provided teachers with the foundational principles related to project based learning, as well as strategies for effectively assessing students.

Teachers were given time to plan their own project and shared/received feedback about their draft project from the other workshop participants. The teachers worked hard but walked away feeling very proud of what they had learned and what they had accomplished!