Foundations of Project Based Learning (PBL)
2 Day Workshop
August 6, 2018 & August 7, 2018
12 ECE TRIS training hours
Appropriate for all ECE through 12th grade educators and administrators
Trainer: Drew Perkins, Director of Professional Development TeachThought
Cost: $250, early bird discount $225 if registered by June 22nd
Registration deadline: July 1st, 2018
About the Workshop
Are you looking for relevant and engaging work in which to master essential standards? Make meaning of the TeachTought PBL (Project Based Learning) design levers like “Rich Inquiry” as you explore the critical pedagogical relationship between your Driving Question and the Need to Knows that align with your content and skills. Collaborate with peers to explore and deepen your understanding of “Meaningful Assessment” in PBL. Educators and administrators will explore and deepen their understanding of scaffolding and sequencing projects in their learning environments and leave the workshop with the skills to complete project ideation and development.
About Drew Perkins
As TeachThought’s Director of Professional Development and co-host of the TeachThought Podcast Drew helps design and deliver on-site workshops and learning as well as coordinating PD work with our other Specialists. A graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Political Science in three years, he was decidedly against the idea of being a teacher. With a mother and grandmother both educators, a stint as a substitute teacher lured him back to earn a teaching certificate in secondary social studies. Thus began a journey that includes 15 years in the classroom and leadership in Michigan, California, Texas and most recently Kentucky and spanned middle and high school, Special Education to Advanced Placement and basketball and golf coaching.
Formerly with the Buck Institute for Education and the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning he has designed and contributed to several PBL models, including the TeachThought PBL Model. Drew continues to deliver professional development and speak at conferences and events internationally. He has been light-heartedly referred to as a professional thought stretcher due to his emphasis on leading through inquiry and questioning.
To register, please complete the registration form below. The payment link for your professional development registration will be available after you submit your registration information.