On February 10th, we had Magnify Learning come to our school and lead a professional development seminar on Project-Based Learning essentials and tips. This is the reflection on that day of professional learning.
Project-Based Learning PD Reflection
Wow! What a day of learning about Project Based Learning! Regardless of your level of experience with Project Based Learning, there was a fair amount of refresher and reminder, or a whole world of new possibilities.
It is my opinion that Project Based Learning is the way of the future. What students are asked to do prepare them for jobs in the new globally competitive, technology enhanced, critical thinking required, economy. PBL, when done correctly, will allow students to foster a deeper, more meaningful understanding of the content and prepare them to work in the new economy.
As a reminder, the nuts and bolts of PBL:
The group from Magnify Learning also shared with us the reminder that there are two types of people in the world:
Magnify Learning also shared this wonderful TED Talk from Rita Pierson:
Finally, they left us with some Daniel Pink and what really motivates us: