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Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Real-World Projects in the Digital Age
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Suzie Boss, Author and Consultant; and Jane Krauss, Educational Consultant
Hosted by Colin Murcray, Director of Books and Journals, ISTE
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Based on their popular ISTE title Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age, Third Edition, Suzie Boss and Jane Krauss lead a conversation to help participants maximize the effectiveness of project-based learning (PBL).
Viewers will come away from this edWebinar with:
- A critical sense of what makes for effective PBL
- Suggestions for avoiding PBL pitfalls
- Strategies to develop students’ abilities to inquire and carry out projects that make a difference
- Practical ideas for incorporating digital tools for authentic learning
The presenters 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. Through these digital age projects, students develop disciplinary thinking (thinking as experts do), and may also gain exposure to computational thinking, community engagement and media literacy. Stories of PBL in action show how teachers are transforming their practice to better meet the needs of today’s learners. Finally, the presenters suggest next steps to help participants continue their PBL journeys.
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to elementary through high school teachers, librarians, school leaders, district leaders, instructional coaches, and technology coordinators.
About the Presenters
Suzie Boss is a writer and educational consultant who focuses on the power of teaching and learning to improve lives and transform communities. She is the author of 10 books for educators, most recently Project Based Teaching: How to Create Rigorous and Engaging Learning Experiences and All Together Now: How to Engage Your Stakeholders in Reimagining School. She contributes regularly to Edutopia and is a member of the National Faculty of PBLWorks (formerly the Buck Institute for Education). She has consulted with educators across the U.S. as well as in India, South Korea, South America and Europe to bring project-based learning and innovation strategies to both traditional classrooms and informal learning settings.
A former teacher in Oregon schools, Jane Krauss divides her time between curriculum and program development for the National Center for Women & Information Technology and professional development for project-based learning in the U.S. and internationally. In her previous role as Director of Professional Development services at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Jane managed programs and provided professional development on technology integration to educators around the world.
About the Host
Colin Murcray is the director of book and journal publishing at ISTE and an online instructor of English at Brigham Young University-Idaho. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, most of it leading publishing operations for nonprofits, and has been teaching college English courses for over a decade.
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