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Introduction to Project-Based Learning: The What, Why and How! Open to grades K-12
Do you want give students the opportunity to learn core content in a more engaging way?
Do you want students to become real-world problem solvers who can adapt those skills to any situation?
Do you want to expose students to real world roles and inspire future careers and possibilities?
Do you want to easily teach and assess meaningful 21st century skills?
Do you want to re-energize your classroom—for both the teacher and student?
Authentic Project-Based Learning will ensure all of this in your classroom!
In this academy, participants will explore the delivery model of Project-Based Learning and why it is getting so much attention! Participants will learn PBL by engaging in the creative process of developing their own project step by step with collaborative support from the instructors and their peers. Along the way, they will learn PBL delivery, management and assessment techniques that will ensure 21st Century skills are being taught along-side their core curriculum. Successful examples from other teachers will be shared and broken down. All participants will receive resources for building future units. Introduction to Project-Based Learning: The What, Why and How! Open to grades K-12.
The 2018 Content Teaching Academy sessions begin at 8:30 Monday, June 25 and conclude at noon on Friday, June 29. On Monday-Thursday, the daily schedule is set up much like a high school 4x4 block schedule, with two 1.5 hour sessions in the morning and two 1.5 hour sessions in the afternoon. Breaks with snacks and beverages are provided between sessions in both the mornings and afternoons. Participants who are enrolled in an Academy for graduate credit must attend two additional sessions scheduled from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
The primary check-in period is from 5 to 7 pm on Sunday, June 24. Late arrivals and commuters may check in early Monday morning between 7 and 8 a.m.
Carrie Levis is approaching her 20th year of teaching in Fairfax County Public Schools. She has experience teaching multiple grade levels and has worked with special education, ESOL, general education and advanced learners. She is a county leader on collaborative team data collection and tracking student progress. Carrie was an FCPS Teacher of The Year nominee in 2011 and uses Project- Based Learning as her primary method of delivery for student success. She currently teaches the Project- Based Learning Academy course to teachers and administrators throughout Fairfax County.