Project Based Learning 101:

First Steps to Success

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What is this course  about?

This course has been created for educators who are new to Project Based Learning (PBL)  and want to understand it better and learn how they can integrate this methodology into their lessons and school curriculum. PBL instruction offers students an opportunity to be more engaged and motivated in the lessons, provides students with a deeper understanding of the topic, builds up key life skills like critical thinking, communication and cooperation and can potentially close the achievement gap by engaging lower-achieving students too.

In this hands-on course participants will gain an understanding of what Project Based Learning is, which steps and tools are best for integrating PBL into their lessons, how to monitor and assess students using PBL and reflect on how they can integrate PBL into their own concrete teaching practices and context.

 

The course uses PBL methodology itself so as participants can better learn it by experiencing it first hand. They will be exposed to regular reflection interactions, research, best practices and overall experiences with a common goal to understand and apply PBL instruction into a concrete final product, a PBL unit that will relate to their real teaching context. Participants will be presented with authentic thought-provoking projects, they will receive coaching on the ideation, design and implementation processes and will work in teams to create their own projects that they will present, receive feedback and take home to use it in their classes.

By the end of this course, participants will have gained greater insight into PBL projects for the classroom and how to integrate PBL into their lessons.  They will become more confident in their own teaching, will learn how to brainstorm ideas on projects with a team of teachers and collaborate with peers to develop and implement them. They will learn how to scaffold and differenciate using PBL instruction, will take away ideas on how to integrate PBL into their classroom and school curriculum and will create a PBL unit to a fair level of development.

480 Euros 

  • Classes are Monday to Saturday, 6 days course, 30 hours.

  • Maximum 12 participants

  • The language used is English, though with a minimum of 6 participants a session can be organised in Spanish or for any other specific need and location.

  • 1 cultural afternoon activity and one half day trip on Saturday included.

  • In collaboration with Europass Teacher Academy

price 

next courses Sevilla

 

september 2020

07/09 - 12/09

October 2020

05/10 - 10/10

november 2020

02/11 - 07/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

learning goals

  • Understand what PBL is.

  • Learn about the benefits and challenges of PBL for students and teachers.

  • Adopt, adapt or/and create high quality PBL units.

  • Apply the design and implementation steps for PBL.

  • Acquire soft skills to effectively facilitate PBL.

  • Use PBL to positively apply positive differentiation in your class.

  • Understand how to better participate and promote peer teacher collaboration at your school.

  • Learn about how collaborative technologies can be used to facilitate PBL.

  • Gain insight into how to implement PBL school wide.

  • Critically assess the suitability of PBL for your classes.

  • Learn where to find high quality resources such a model PBL units.

is it for you?

  • Teachers of Primary, Secondary, Vocational, Adult education, Higher Education, Special needs

  • School counsellors and/or psychologists

  • Headmasters

  • School Management

  • NGOs

digital platform/follow up

Teacher participants will have access to a digital platform where they will be able to exchange ideas and materials before, during and after the course and the facilitator will be available for 3 months after the course to follow up on the participants’ progress.

locatioN

Most of our courses are held in the beautiful historical town of Sevilla in the south of Spain, worldwide renown for flamenco music and dance, the setting of the opera Carmen and mind blowing tapas.

cultural activities

The course includes 1 cultural activity around Sevilla during the week to explore the interconnections with your own culture and take the opportunity to get to know your peers better. On Saturday we offer a full day trip out of Sevilla to discover the wonderful region and white villages.

certification

After finishing the course all participants will receive an attendance certificate from our collaborator Europass Teacher Academy if you are in the Erasmus + program, otherwise we will provide also a diploma from Connected Minds Teacher Academy, that will include the concrete topics covered, the start and finish date, number of hours.

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