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Professional Learning Community - Project Based Learning to Challenge All Learners

Professional Learning Community - Project Based Learning to Challenge All Learners

Gather with other teachers implementing inquiry approaches to their curriculum in virtual Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

Thu, January 14 4:00 PM - Thu, March 4 2021 5:00 PM

Administered by OSPI

Presenters

  • Jody Hess
  • Nancy Hertzog

Description

Project-based learning is an important and effective teaching approach to challenge all learners, including those who are above grade level and need advanced instruction. But there is no one way to implement project-based learning, and teachers often find it difficult to integrate project-based learning into required units of study. This course is designed as opportunities to gather with other teachers who are implementing inquiry approaches to their curriculum in virtual Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). The course consists of eight one hour Zoom sessions on Thursdays, starting on January 14th at 4:00 PM.  These one hour Zoom sessions are open to any and all teachers who are interested in talking about project-based learning.  Nancy Hertzog with Jody Hess and others who may join the Zoom session throughout the 8-week PLC meetings, will facilitate discussions and focus on the strategies that help teachers to differentiate instruction, and provide opportunities for students to engage in their own learning through an inquiry process. Outcomes of the PLCs include greater teacher efficacy in implementing project-based learning, feelings of comradery by working together, and ultimately, better student outcomes for all students engaged in project-based learning, especially those who are most advanced. These PLCs relate directly to two of the HiCapPlus Pedagogies and Strategies Professional Learning Modules: Module 4: Inquiry-Based Instructional Approaches, and Module 5: Integrating Individual or Small Group Investigation. These PLCs will encourage teachers to use the HiCapPlus modules which were developed with Jacob K. Javits federal grant funding (PR/Award # S206A150008) and share them with other teachers in their district, thereby helping to sustain professional learning for all teachers in Washington.

Event Notes

Participants can attend one or more sessions.  Attendance will be taken at each session.  Please use the name you have registered in pdEnroller to sign into and out of the Zoom Chat.

Zoom link will be sent to registered participants prior to the event.

Dates

  • Thu, January 14 2021
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Online
  • Thu, January 21 2021
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Online
  • Thu, January 28 2021
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Online
  • Thu, February 4 2021
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Online
  • Thu, February 11 2021
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Online
  • Thu, February 18 2021
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Online
  • Thu, February 25 2021
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Online
  • Thu, March 4 2021
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Online

Registration

Event # 111043

Price
Free
Registration Ends
Thursday Mar 4, 2021 4:00 PM

Professional Hours

Clock Hour Number: SPK0037
8.00 Clock Hours