During the edLeader Panel, “Utilizing ESSER Funding to Implement PBL + STEM Initiatives,” a panel of educational peers engaged in a lively discussion about how to best invest funding from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) in high-impact project-based learning (PBL) and STEM initiatives across the nation.
Presented by Dr. Darin Brawley, Superintendent, Compton Unified School District (CA); Patrick Sullivan, Principal, Compton Unified School District (CA); Jose Gonzalez, 21st Century Learning Specialist and Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Coach, Compton Unified School District (CA); Karina Sanchez, Student, Compton Unified School District (CA); and Karina Rodriguez, Student, Compton Unified School District (CA)
Moderated by Barbara Pape, Senior Director, Learner Variability Project, Digital Promise
Presented by Kevin Walters, Supervisor, Grants Contracts and School Support, Michigan Department of Education; Mark Whelton, Superintendent, Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District (MI); and Marilyn Powell-Barnes, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Lincoln Elementary School District 156 (IL)
Presented by Sara Nachtigal, Ph.D., Director of Teaching and Learning, Educurious; and Valeria Gamarra, Curriculum Writer, Educurious
Moderated by Kristi Hemingway, Director of Programs, EdCuration
A better approach to STEM education is project-based learning (PBL), emphasized by veteran teachers in the edLeader Panel, “Impacting Student Achievement with Project-Based Learning and STEM.” Describing innovative student-led initiatives they launched, the panelists highlighted research-based PBL practices that advance skill development, academic success, and a vast appreciation for science.
Presented by Larry Zurcher, Sustainability and STEM TOSA, Lake Oswego School District (OR); Cath Rathbone, STEM Lab Facilitator, Fayetteville Academy (NC); and Marcus Diamond, Science Teacher and SmartLab Facilitator, Weld Central High School (CO)
Presented by Lelli Van Den Einde, Ph.D., Teaching Professor at University of California San Diego, and President of eGrove Education, Inc.; and Lizzy Cowan, User Experience Research and Design, eGrove Education, Inc.
Presented by Jennifer Gasser, Business Development Consultant, Solar Education Project; and Mary Buchenic, Education Director, Solar Education Project
This edWebinar will share a range of project examples that illustrate how PBL can amplify student engagement, deepen students’ understanding of meaningful content and lead to real-world problem solving.
In this edWebinar, learn how to measure what counts in PBL and assess students’ growth and areas for improvement.