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Project Based Learning (PBL) Two Day Workshop, Grades 1-12

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Facilitator(s): Corrie Ziegler
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Oct 02, 2018 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Day 2Oct 03, 2018 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 19-CR-044

Target Audience

Grades 1 - 12 Teachers

Also Recommended For

Curriculum Coordinators, Learning Coaches, Department Heads, Administrators

About this learning opportunity

Alberta's revised curriculum will be concept-based, in which students are challenged to "...become conceptual thinkers, who have the ability to examine factual information critically, relate new learning to prior knowledge, see patterns and connections, draw out significant understandings at the conceptual level, evaluate the truth of these understandings based on the supporting evidence, transfer understandings across time or situation, and use a conceptual understanding creatively to solve a problem." (Erickson, Lanning, & French.  2017. Concept-Based Curriculum & Instruction for the Thinking Classroom, 2nd edition, pp.24-25).  Project-based learning, if done well, is one way in which to engage students in the concept-based approach described here.

This interactive two-day workshop will walk you through the principles of Project Based Learning (PBL) and how it connects to concept-based teaching and learning. Through a combination of direct instruction, video analysis and hands-on collaborative work, you will have the opportunity to plan and design an engaging and rigorous project for your students, that includes effective formative and summative assessment practices. Be prepared to provide/receive formative feedback about your project from your colleagues.  

By the end of the two days, you will have a complete project that directly aligns with Alberta's current Programs of Study, but also deepens your understanding of the new curriculum. You will walk away from the workshop with a project that is "ready" to introduce to your students! 

This session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.

About the facilitator(s)

Corrie Ziegler has been an educator for over 36 years and prior to joining Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, she worked as a teacher, principal, supervisor and director with Edmonton Public Schools. She has led AISI projects, managed teams, and has facilitated numerous sessions on a broad spectrum of topics related to teaching and learning.  Corrie believes in the power of collaboration and has coached numerous learning communities in working together to achieve high levels of engagement and learning for all students.