Post Sessions

Post Sessions

Post-Sessions will take place from 8:30 am to 11:30 am, on Wednesday, November 18. There is no additional charge. Limited to 60 participants.

Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning (PBL) is an instructional method that engages students in authentic learning experiences well beyond the classroom walls. Project Based Learning units are designed for students to learn through projects aligned to their interests, their academy/pathway themes, and scenarios encountered by academy partners. 

This rigorous, real-world approach to teaching and learning takes students beyond textbooks and teachers to facilitators of in-depth, engaging learning! It provides student the opportunity to learn the required content and skills embedded in the project while creating and developing solutions to current and potential problems and challenges in their chosen career areas of interest.

During this two-day workshop, participants will learn:
•           The components of PBL
•               How to create authentic projects focused on content standards and skills;
•               How to assess authentic projects using multiple sources;
•               How to create interdisciplinary projects using multiple standards from different content areas;
•               Teaching strategies to support student success in a PBL setting; and, 
•               The impact of PBL on student learning.

Participants will leave the training with the outline of a project or project ideas and a set of resources to support them in fully developing and implementing the projects.

Presenters: Dr. Kelly Henderson, Education Consultant & Dr. Michelle Wilcox, NCAC Review Coordinator