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What PBL Can Do For Your School–And What It Can’t – TeachThought PD

  • What PBL Can Do For Your SchoolAnd What ItCant – – by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD – – Grow TeachThought PD Project-Based Learning Workshops – – Project-Based Learning is a great way to reach and teach students, but what is often overlooked is what high quality PBL can…
  • What this means for students is powerful, but developing a PBL mindset at your school or district is an opportunity to shift teaching and leadership practices.
  • – – Project-Based Learning Helps Leadership – – As leaders, the PBL process allows you to empower your staff by giving them voice and choice in the decision making for your school.
  • PBL can: – – – increase the authenticity of learning because it asks them to put learning in context by asking questions that are important to their students, not just teachers – – improve their use of formative assessment in a way that results in more responsive teaching – -…
  • PBL can help students… – – – become lifelong and more self-directed learners as they do intellectually and emotionally engaging work that leaves them asking more questions and wanting to learn more – – become better at asking questions as they engage in the Inquiry List as a living, breathing…

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7 Characteristics of Great Professional Development – TeachThought PD

  • But for the cynical teacher (and really all teachers) whos been to this rodeo before its important to be intentional in including and growingPD from your teachers voices.
  • Teachers prefer PD that is doesnt necessarilymean that teachers are the ones leading the work.
  • While unconference types of PD where teachers are presenters likeEdCamp and TeachMeetcan bea great part of a balanced PD approach, having an outside partner that growsthe professional learning fromthe questions of teachers can be powerful.
  • Start your PD off with what I jokingly call reindeer games and youll lose your cynical teachers instantly.
  • Mixing that with things that do get them moving like a Gallery Walk or The Scissors Game (pictured on the right) where teacherspractice the 4 Cs of Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical Thinking and more outside of the heavy content of the workshop can be great brain breaks to keep…

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7 Characteristics of Great Professional Development – TeachThought PD