Authentic Connections for Project-Based Learning
Develop real-world connections to your content through project-based learning. The course reaches beyond the typical checklist approach to PBL and prepares teachers to implement relevant challenges that take students to deeper levels of learning.
As we approach the end of the second decade of the twenty-first century, we need to continue to develop twenty-first century skills in our students. The use of technology to enhance critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity is only as useful as the reasons for which students are asked to use the technology tools. The deepest levels of learning occur in a student when the curriculum is connected to authentic, relevant, and appropriately complex learning experiences. This course will empower its participants with the tools necessary to design and develop authentic learning experiences as they enrich their students’ classroom experiences through a connected global environment.
*Participants in this course will have a mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. The date and time are listed on each course registration page.
See what other educators are saying about this course
I liked how the summative assessment was a unit that I could implement in my classroom.K.F., Special Education Teacher
I took this class because I wanted to improve my teaching, and I believe much of what I learned will help me do just that.K.C., Elementary Teacher
Incorporating broader student engagement and attempting to collaborate with colleagues from other departments.N.J., Language Arts Teacher
The scaffolding that the instructor used to teach the components of Project Based Learning allowed us to create a project that we can use immediately within our classrooms.W.F., Social Studies Teacher
This course was well-organized, challenging, and it was clear that the instructor really knew the content well.J.S., Elementary Teacher
To be honest, this was my first online course. I never really liked the idea of an online course because I love classroom discussion. I think Dayna did a great job of commenting so that I felt like someone really was looking at my work and thinking about it. I have learned a lot and am looking forward to putting it into action.M.L., Librarian
Learning about the benefits and structure of PBL. The challenge question and authentic audience really stood out for me. The opportunity to design a project from start to finish was valuable too.S.L.
Very Much--I have already set up meetings with teachers to discuss our plans and have recommended the course to my colleagues.M.L., Librarian
This course was very beneficial in taking you through the PBL process. It provided a great understanding of Project Based Learning from a more academic/theoretical lens.K.C., Elementary Teacher
I will be able to use the project created during the course in my classroom. It will also help me to develop other PBL Units for use in my classroom.W.F., Social Studies Teacher
The final PBL unit is very valuable and I plan on using it early on in this school year.J.H., Language Arts Teacher
Very applicable content to any subject that points you in a direction to where we should be headed in our classroomsK.V.
I think understanding the educational theory and history behind PBL was extremely valuable. In addition, the process of planning a PBL with guided feedback was extremely helpful.K.C., Elementary Teacher
I found this course to be challenging and thought-provoking. The workload was a lot for a four-week course, but the materials/assignments were high-quality and practical. Dayna Lauer was very accessible and extremely specific and timely with her feedback.J.H., Language Arts Teacher
I was exposed to new ways to present material and to engage students. I appreciate all the material and the scaffolding of material. I felt good about the conceptual aspects but struggled with the practical/applicable aspects. The instructor was highly knowledgable and presented relevant material to support the concepts.N.J., Language Arts Teacher
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|Online||Jun 07, 2021 9:12 AM||May 27, 2021 9:12 AM||Summer|