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April 2020

PBL Teaching Practices | online book study

April 10 @ 12:00 am - May 11 @ 11:30 pm

Whether you are new to Project Based Learning (PBL) or a seasoned PBL practitioner, this book highlights PBLWorks' seven Gold Standard Teaching Practices that support a PBL student-centered learning environment. The book is full of practical tips from practicing PBL teachers that are easy to start implementing immediately. It also features accompanying videos that show some of the featured PBL teachers in-action modeling the teaching practices with students in their classrooms. This 15-hour online book study is self-paced for users…

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PBL Deep Dive: Science & PBL

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dayton Regional STEM School, 1724 Woodman Drive
Kettering, OH 45420 United States
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Ready for your science classroom to evolve? Spend the day at a project-based learning STEM school with two Science teachers who will demonstrate how they use inquiry-based instruction as a stepping stone to meaningful project-based learning (PBL) for students. In Science classes especially, marrying inquiry-based instruction with PBL allows students to build skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, and scientific argumentation. During the workshop, these teachers will share an abundance of science projects and teaching resources, including management strategies for active…

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PBL in the Math Classroom | online book study

April 17 @ 12:00 am - May 22 @ 11:30 pm

Mathematics in the PBL classroom can be tricky. PBL in the Math Classroom describes how PBL and inquiry work together in a math classroom and includes structures, processes and strategies for creating those experiences in your own classroom. The book also includes sample projects to implement or to inspire you to create your own. This 15-hour online book study--facilitated by an experienced PBL math teacher; PBL coach, and a Gifted Intervention Specialist--is self-paced for users to complete at their convenience…

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May 2020

PBL Design | Washington Middle

May 26 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Washington Middle School, 500 S. Elm St.
Washington Court House, OH 43160 United States
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Design a high-quality project (integrated with SEL competencies) in this multi-day foundational workshop influenced by the Buck Institute for Education/PBLWorks Gold Standard Design Elements. The workshop models the project process and is a balanced blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration. Participants have substantial time to plan their own project and receive formative feedback from peers and the facilitator. Participants will be given and utilize one of these PBLWorks books: PBL in the Elementary…

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June 2020

Ag Biotech Academy

June 9 @ 8:00 am - June 10 @ 3:30 pm
Global Impact STEM Academy, 700 S Limestone St
Springfield, OH 45505 United States
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AgBiotech Academy introduces teachers to biotechnology methods and the ways these methods are incorporated into agriculture through food science and biofuels labs. For teachers of Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science. At this two-day workshop, all participants will experience: Industry Speakers addressing current trends in the use of biotechnology in agriculture Biotech Lab skills Food Science Labs Biofuels Labs

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Computer Science Fundamentals Introduction Workshop

June 22 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Battelle, 505 King Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201 United States
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Elementary school is the ideal time for students to first engage in Computer Science. Computer science is about creativity, problem solving and persistence. Students will create their own games, art, and digital stories.  Lesson progressions start with "unplugged" activities that teach computational thinking skills without computers.  The lessons then have students to go deeper with the skill in a "plugged" (computer based) activity. (YouTube: K-5 teachers and students talk about the program) Learn more about the curriculum here. This Intro…

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Feed the World summer workshop

June 24 @ 8:00 am - June 25 @ 4:00 pm

How is science contributing to the future of food production and energy security? See how science issues can be solved through agriculture. You’ll also take part in inquiry-based, hands-on science labs with an engineering design focus covering these topics: Biotechnology, Soil science, Water quality, Energy production, and Sustainable agricultural practices.

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July 2020

Counselors for Computing workshop

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Metro Early College Training Center, 1929 Kenny Road
Columbus , OH 43210 United States
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Join educators and counselors from across Ohio to bring computer science to all Ohio students! The 2020 Ohio Computer Science TeacherCon will kick off with a professional learning opportunity just for school counselors. Battelle’s Ohio STEM Learning Network will partner with the National Center for Women in Information Technology for a special day-long professional development. Maureen Stewart and Julie Gustafson from the Counselors for Computing Program will share key insights for today’s students. Read more about Maureen, Julie, and the…

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2020 PBL Ohio Institute

July 28 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 3:00 pm
Roush Hall at Otterbein University, 27 South Grove Street
Westerville, OH 43081 United States
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PBLWorks' fifth annual PBL Ohio Institute is being hosted by PBLMatters at Otterbein University. Founded in 1847, this charming campus is located in Westerville, Ohio, 14 minutes from Columbus' John Glenn International airport and close to dozens of hotels--with an option to stay at affordable on-campus dormitories.  This tree-lined community has a walkable uptown with dozens of restaurants, shops and fitness trails. Just like PBLWorld, the PBL Ohio Institute will offer a pre-conference option of Project Slice on July 28 AND PBL 101; PBL 201; PBL Coaching,…

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