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Project Based Learning in an Online or Blended Environment: Fun, Engaging, Meaningful, and Curriculum Based!

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Facilitator(s): Corrie Ziegler
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Nov 10, 2020 (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MDT)
Day 2Nov 17, 2020 (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MDT)
Day 3Nov 24, 2020 (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MDT)
$60.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Course code: 21-CR-033

Target Audience

K - 12 Teachers, Consultants, Curriculum Coordinators, Coaches

About this learning opportunity

Please note: the webinar information (link and how to access the webinar) will be emailed to you 2 hours prior to the webinar start time. If you have not received the webinar link by then, please email 

It can be a challenge to actively engage students in meaningful learning within an online learning environment.  One way is through Project Based Learning - proven to be successful in both face to face classrooms as well as through an online learning environment.  Students who are involved in project based learning (PBL), solve complex problems that require both fundamental skills (reading, writing, and math) and 21st century skills (problem solving, research gathering, time management, information synthesizing, utilizing high tech tools). Through PBL, students become directors and managers of their learning - critically important in an online learning environment -  guided and mentored by the teacher.  How can teachers engage students in authentic and relevant project based learning in an online or blended learning environment?  This three part series will share key ideas and concrete tools to get you and your students started.  Join us to learn about: 

  • key components of PBL in an online environment; 
  • creating meaningful student group options and interdependent online student structures;
  • boosting student success in completing projects (eg. phases for PBL);
  • assessing PBL, including what to assess;
  • creating equity for all students (resources, time, opportunity, etc.); and
  • communicating with parents to help them understand and support their child’s PBL 

Join us for this engaging and meaningful online learning experience!

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Corrie Ziegler has been an educator for over 39 years. Prior to joining Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, Corrie served as a teacher, principal, supervisor and director with Edmonton Public Schools, where she led numerous districtwide projects, managed complex teams, and facilitated professional learning sessions on a broad spectrum of topics related to teaching and learning. Corrie has her Master’s degree from the University of Alberta, and was a finalist in Alberta's Excellence in Teaching awards program. 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