Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services
Project Based Learning, or PBL, is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by engaging in sustained inquiry as they respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge. This blended course, led by a Buck Institute for Education (BIE)-certified workshop facilitator, contains three basic parts: project design, assessment, and management. Designed to teach the basics of PBL by modeling the project experience, the course includes a blend of online and face-to-face sessions as well as analysis of video clips of best classroom practice, exploration of PBL tools and project libraries, and opportunities for critique & revision. By the end of this course, participants will complete a project for use in their own classroom. After designing their own class project, participants will also demonstrate a better understanding of
1) the difference between PBL and "doing projects;" 2) the importance of covering significant content while providing students with opportunities to practice 21st century competencies; and 3) the variety of strategies that can be used to manage a classroom project. This six-week course blends four, three-hour, face-to-face sessions with asynchronous online modules that include readings, video clips, and online discussion forums. Face-to-face meeting dates are from 4-7 p.m. and meet on 9/14, 9/28, 10/12 and 10/26. Please note that this content is identical to the PBL 101 Academy. All participants will also receive a copy of Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning. One-semester hour of Ashland graduate credit is available for an additional $249.