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Project-Based Learning Unit Design Workshop

Goals and Objectives

Whether you’re new to Project-Based Learning (PBL) or an expert at the approach, this interactive 3-day workshop will deepen your understanding of PBL design and instruction. You will use the Educurious Design Framework to explore how rigorous PBL establishes rich contexts for 3-dimensional learning. Then, you will experience how the key PBL principles come to life through Educurious science units at a variety of grade levels, which are aligned to the Idaho content standards. Finally, you will be guided through creating or adapting a compelling STEM PBL unit for your classroom. Skilled facilitators will provide templates, scaffolds, and multiple exemplars to support your design process. Join us this summer and connect with other Idaho educators committed to high-quality STEM teaching experiences!

Workshop Outcomes:

  • Learn and apply research-based elements and design features of rigorous, STEM Project-based Learning
  • Create or adapt a standards-based STEM project-based learning unit
  • Apply Idaho content standards and 21st Century skills to project work
  • Design learning experiences so all students can reach high levels of engaged learning

More on Project-Based Learning: PBL is an instructional approach that challenges students to learn how to learn through collaborative real-world problem solving. Research shows that compared with traditional lecture-based instruction, PBL improves student motivation, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, learning retention and the ability to adapt learning to new and novel situations—critical skills for the 21st century workplace.

STATUS: Closed

Training Fee: Free

Training Dates, Locations and Funding Schedule:

When: October 12-14, 2022
7 Hours per day
Where: Pocatello, ID (Location to Follow)

Application Closed: 09/06/2022
Award Date: 09/16/2022

Program Manager: Katie Bosch-Wilson

Anticipated # of awards: 35

Program Partner: Educurious

! See Requirements & Eligibility !

Course Requirements (30 hours)

  • Attend one of the workshops (must attend all three full days: 7 hours each, 21 hours total).
  • Complete a detailed outline of a STEM PBL unit you will teach in your classroom (due 60 days after attendance, ~4 hours).
  • Attend two additional online facilitated sessions for implementation support (1 hour each, 2 total).

Eligibility: Formal and informal educators are welcome.

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