Date: November 13, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: WCU Campus at Biltmore Park
Registration Fee: $45
Looking for a balanced approach to teaching to engage all learners and revive a thematic approach to teaching? Ready to use your creativity and remember the joy of teaching?
Come learn how to create a Project Based Learning unit. PBL is an engaging and effective teaching method that motivates students to develop deep knowledge about content and provides teachers a framework for launching meaningful, authentic projects. PBL is a research-based, effective method for integrating subjects and motivating all students. This session will start with a PBL unit simulation based on a relevant, timely adult topic: teacher burnout and wellness. In this engaging session you’ll experience the steps of a PBL unit and then use tools to plan how to launch your own PBL unit.
Session will focus on:
*the steps for crafting a Project Based Learning unit
*new protocols to structure classroom conversation and support classroom management
*differentiated ways to help students read and build background knowledge
*formative assessment to empower student reflection and growth
*integrating technology to support differentiated project ideas
*strategies to collaborate and access community resources to enrich your teaching
PLEASE BRING A DEVICE and potential social studies/science curriculum topics for your January/February 2020. Your facilitator will be Dr Megan Keiser, Associate Professor of Education at Brevard College. For more information, contact April at firstname.lastname@example.org