Topic: Curriculum and Instruction
Instructor: Teresa Dempsey
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: AU Columbus Center
Center Offered: CPD

Course Description:

Project Based Learning (PBL), is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working through a process of sustained inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. This interactive three-day workshop led by a Buck Institute for Education (BIE)-certified workshop facilitator has three basic parts: Project Design, Assessment, and Management. It is designed to teach the basics of PBL through exemplifying the experience of a project, video analysis of best classroom practice, exploration of PBL tools and project libraries, and development of a project with opportunities for critique & revision. By the end of this workshop, participants will have designed a project for use in their own classroom and will have a better understanding of: 1) The difference between PBL and “doing projects” 2) The need to provide students with opportunities to practice 21st century competencies balanced with learning significant content; and 3) How to manage a project in the classroom. The third day of the workshop is purposefully designed to provide participants with time to gain the knowledge and skills to help them plan their project while allowing time for additional research, refinement, gathering of resources, assessment alignment, and peer review before finalizing their high-quality PBL. Project Slice participants engage as learners in a transformative one-day project that models the key features of the PBL process. The day mirrors the flow of a larger project, beginning with an engaging launch/entry event and authentic driving question. Teams work together to build knowledge, understanding and success skills, and develop and critique products and answers to the driving question. The day culminates with team presentations of their products, followed by structured reflection on what they have learned about PBL. At key moments throughout the day, participants are encouraged to “put on their teacher hats” and reflect on the pedagogical moves they are experiencing as PBL learners, as well as implications for their own contexts.

You must register and pay the fee at https://www.pblmatters.org/upcoming-pbl-events.html before registering and paying for the optional Ashland graduate credit. 

For more information please contact Teresa Dempsey at tdempsey@fairfieldesc.org.

If you are paying by check please complete the registration form at: /founders/professional-development-services/pds-registration-form  Mail the completed registration with payment to the address listed on the form.  If you are using an Ashland University tuition voucher worth $166.00 please include this with your registration. Please direct questions about this process to col-pds@ashland.edu.

Cost: $498
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2020 to August 1, 2021
Contact E-mail: tdempsey@fairfield.org

Meeting Times

  • Day and Time of Meeting: 
    Sunday, August 1, 2021 - 8:00am to Friday, August 20, 2021 - 4:00pm
    Location of Meeting: 
Course Number: EDU*6160*Z4
Academic Term: 21/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 2.00
Subject: EDU