Empty
Welcome Visitor
Browse Course(s)s
  • Show All
  • +   Conferences
  • +   Study Group/PLC
  • +   test
  • +   Workshops
Color Legend
Season Pass Eligible Workshop
Refresh Data
Sort by: Default Ascending | Course(s) number | Course(s) name | Course(s) start | Location | Course(s) time | Course(s) date
9755
DESCRIPTION: This is an ongoing coaching clinic for instructional coaches and teacher-leaders who support other educators in implementing Project/Problem Based Learning in a school system. A large piece of the Kansans Can vision includes long-term, student-centered projects and civic engagement. As schools are shifting their learning models toward this approach, they’re finding that PBL is not just applying a strategy or two, but instead, it’s truly thinking differently about what teaching and learning means in a modern learning environment. And some schools are struggling. This PLC-style clinic is being facilitated by Ginger Lewman and Katie Perez, both of whom have extensive experience as PBL teachers, K-12 and also have years of experience coaching educators from all backgrounds into and through the realities of PBL. Some of the questions addressed will be: Where do new-to-PBL teachers stumble? What are the big questions teachers are left with when facing kids and a blank lesson planning document after a quick 2-day PBL training? How can we support a teacher trying to shift a favorite “project” into a “PBL?” Giving and receiving feedback for growth. Encouraging content integration. Shifting teachers from more content-driven to more universal skills-driven learning. Encouraging and helping to coordinate/facilitate collaboration between classes across school, district, state, nation, world-wide and between various age-groups. Moving from more school-flavored PBL into more outside world PBL. Moving from more teacher-ignited PBL to more student-ignited PBL. What happens when we need to communicate to parents what & why we’re doing school differently? How do we evaluate their progress not just for coaching, but also for supporting our administration in their teacher-evaluation process? What are top suggestions when a teacher is reluctant in moving forward? How do I start to support PBL-style professional learning? How do I role model what I’m coaching? How can we start advocating for a better system structure that reflects learning instead of the old-style structures of “school?” ie, bell schedule? Grading system? Report cards? Grade-levels based on age? Adequate tech supports to enable student-centered learning? And more, customized to the needs of the coaches attending these trainings. NOTE: this is not a PBL-training. Before taking this clinic series, it is highly recommended that each participant have had some form of in-depth PBL training for educators. All attending coaches will be expected to understand the basic “what & why” of PBL including at least 8 of the following concepts: What is PBL and how is it different from “doing projects.” Which of our students are greatest affected by PBL? What’s the basic structure of PBL? And what does it feel like from a learner’s point of view? Why do we want to build that environment of optimal ambiguity? What skills are enhanced with this approach? Soft & Hard deadline structure with constructive peer feedback in the process. Basic tech tools for collaboration, connecting, presentation, & publishing. Content and age collaboration. Basic unit planning structures. More
Starts Starts: 2/23/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 4
Location Location:
Status Status: 30 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
Add to cart
9756
DESCRIPTION: This is an ongoing coaching clinic for instructional coaches and teacher-leaders who support other educators in implementing Project/Problem Based Learning in a school system. A large piece of the Kansans Can vision includes long-term, student-centered projects and civic engagement. As schools are shifting their learning models toward this approach, they’re finding that PBL is not just applying a strategy or two, but instead, it’s truly thinking differently about what teaching and learning means in a modern learning environment. And some schools are struggling. This PLC-style clinic is being facilitated by Ginger Lewman and Katie Perez, both of whom have extensive experience as PBL teachers, K-12 and also have years of experience coaching educators from all backgrounds into and through the realities of PBL. Some of the questions addressed will be: Where do new-to-PBL teachers stumble? What are the big questions teachers are left with when facing kids and a blank lesson planning document after a quick 2-day PBL training? How can we support a teacher trying to shift a favorite “project” into a “PBL?” Giving and receiving feedback for growth. Encouraging content integration. Shifting teachers from more content-driven to more universal skills-driven learning. Encouraging and helping to coordinate/facilitate collaboration between classes across school, district, state, nation, world-wide and between various age-groups. Moving from more school-flavored PBL into more outside world PBL. Moving from more teacher-ignited PBL to more student-ignited PBL. What happens when we need to communicate to parents what & why we’re doing school differently? How do we evaluate their progress not just for coaching, but also for supporting our administration in their teacher-evaluation process? What are top suggestions when a teacher is reluctant in moving forward? How do I start to support PBL-style professional learning? How do I role model what I’m coaching? How can we start advocating for a better system structure that reflects learning instead of the old-style structures of “school?” ie, bell schedule? Grading system? Report cards? Grade-levels based on age? Adequate tech supports to enable student-centered learning? And more, customized to the needs of the coaches attending these trainings. NOTE: this is not a PBL-training. Before taking this clinic series, it is highly recommended that each participant have had some form of in-depth PBL training for educators. All attending coaches will be expected to understand the basic “what & why” of PBL including at least 8 of the following concepts: What is PBL and how is it different from “doing projects.” Which of our students are greatest affected by PBL? What’s the basic structure of PBL? And what does it feel like from a learner’s point of view? Why do we want to build that environment of optimal ambiguity? What skills are enhanced with this approach? Soft & Hard deadline structure with constructive peer feedback in the process. Basic tech tools for collaboration, connecting, presentation, & publishing. Content and age collaboration. Basic unit planning structures. More
Starts Starts: 2/23/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 30 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
Add to cart
9757
DESCRIPTION: This is an ongoing coaching clinic for instructional coaches and teacher-leaders who support other educators in implementing Project/Problem Based Learning in a school system. A large piece of the Kansans Can vision includes long-term, student-centered projects and civic engagement. As schools are shifting their learning models toward this approach, they’re finding that PBL is not just applying a strategy or two, but instead, it’s truly thinking differently about what teaching and learning means in a modern learning environment. And some schools are struggling. This PLC-style clinic is being facilitated by Ginger Lewman and Katie Perez, both of whom have extensive experience as PBL teachers, K-12 and also have years of experience coaching educators from all backgrounds into and through the realities of PBL. Some of the questions addressed will be: Where do new-to-PBL teachers stumble? What are the big questions teachers are left with when facing kids and a blank lesson planning document after a quick 2-day PBL training? How can we support a teacher trying to shift a favorite “project” into a “PBL?” Giving and receiving feedback for growth. Encouraging content integration. Shifting teachers from more content-driven to more universal skills-driven learning. Encouraging and helping to coordinate/facilitate collaboration between classes across school, district, state, nation, world-wide and between various age-groups. Moving from more school-flavored PBL into more outside world PBL. Moving from more teacher-ignited PBL to more student-ignited PBL. What happens when we need to communicate to parents what & why we’re doing school differently? How do we evaluate their progress not just for coaching, but also for supporting our administration in their teacher-evaluation process? What are top suggestions when a teacher is reluctant in moving forward? How do I start to support PBL-style professional learning? How do I role model what I’m coaching? How can we start advocating for a better system structure that reflects learning instead of the old-style structures of “school?” ie, bell schedule? Grading system? Report cards? Grade-levels based on age? Adequate tech supports to enable student-centered learning? And more, customized to the needs of the coaches attending these trainings. NOTE: this is not a PBL-training. Before taking this clinic series, it is highly recommended that each participant have had some form of in-depth PBL training for educators. All attending coaches will be expected to understand the basic “what & why” of PBL including at least 8 of the following concepts: What is PBL and how is it different from “doing projects.” Which of our students are greatest affected by PBL? What’s the basic structure of PBL? And what does it feel like from a learner’s point of view? Why do we want to build that environment of optimal ambiguity? What skills are enhanced with this approach? Soft & Hard deadline structure with constructive peer feedback in the process. Basic tech tools for collaboration, connecting, presentation, & publishing. Content and age collaboration. Basic unit planning structures. More
Starts Starts: 3/23/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 30 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
Add to cart
9753
This is an intense 2-day clinic for elementary and secondary curriculum & instruction coaches who want to to better support their teachers as they begin implementing long term Project and Problem Based Learning and civic engagement opportunities across schools and districts. Many coaches, while understanding the basic concepts of PBL may never have taught in a PBL classroom and find themselves struggling to answer some of the typical beginner-level questions from teachers. This clinic is being facilitated in a PBL style by Ginger Lewman and Katie Perez, both of whom have extensive experience as PBL teachers, K-12, but also have years of experience coaching educators from all backgrounds into and through the realities of PBL. Some of the questions addressed will be: Where do new-to-PBL teachers stumble? What are the big questions teachers are left with when facing kids and a blank lesson planning document after a quick 2-day PBL training? How can we support a teacher trying to shift a favorite “project” into a “PBL?” Giving and receiving feedback for growth. Encouraging content integration. Shifting teachers from more content-driven to more universal skills-driven learning. Encouraging and helping to coordinate/facilitate collaboration between classes across school, district, state, nation, world-wide and between various age-groups. Moving from more school-flavored PBL into more outside world PBL. Moving from more teacher-ignited PBL to more student-ignited PBL. What happens when we need to communicate to parents what & why we’re doing school differently? How do we evaluate their progress not just for coaching, but also for supporting our administration in their teacher-evaluation process? What are top suggestions when a teacher is reluctant in moving forward? How do I start to support PBL-style professional learning? How do I role model what I’m coaching? How can we start advocating for a better system structure that reflects learning instead of the old-style structures of “school?” ie, bell schedule? Grading system? Report cards? Grade-levels based on age? Adequate tech supports to enable student-centered learning? And more, customized to the needs of the coaches attending these trainings. NOTE: this is not a PBL-training. Before taking this course, it is highly recommended that each participant have had some form of in-depth PBL training for educators. All attending coaches will be expected to understand the basic “what & why” of PBL including at least 8 of the following concepts: What is PBL and how is it different from “doing projects.” Which of our students are greatest affected by PBL? What’s the basic structure of PBL? And what does it feel like from a learner’s point of view? Why do we want to build that environment of optimal ambiguity? What skills are enhanced with this approach? Soft & Hard deadline structure with constructive peer feedback in the process. Basic tech tools for collaboration, connecting, presentation, & publishing. Content and age collaboration. Basic unit planning structures. More
Starts Starts: 4/4/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Location Location:
Status Status: 25 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
Add to cart
9737
Workshop Dates: April 10, April 18, May 8 Workshop title: PBL: Building Long-term, civic-engagement units, Elem-HS Audience: teachers, grades 4-12, administrators This is a 3-part studio in the PBL workshop series. April 10, April 18, May 8 Part 1 — Building our Units In this highly-active, hands-on, brains-on session, participants will briefly review the general structure of civic engagement and Project Based Learning units. We'll immediately begin building personalized units for their classrooms. This is a workshop for teachers who already understand the WHY and are ready to build their own. Audience: teachers, grades 4-12, administrators Workshop goals: Participants will spend the day structuring a unit, writing high-quality driving questions, and implementing assessment as motivating forces for learning. Each will leave with a completed unit ready to go. Part 2 — Assessing Learning in PBL Assessing previous academic knowledge, skills, and interests is a keystone of high-quality PBL. In this session, participants will dissect various PBL units (their own or other), to find and create high quality formative and summative assessments. Audience: teachers, grades 4-12, administrators Workshop goals: Participants will identify specific standards and skills in a given PBL unit and will develop multiple formative & summative assessments for guiding high-quality learning. Participants will practice and construct their own strategies for managing rubrics assessing multiple products, as well as learn how to support students’ constructive self- and peer-review processes. Each will leave with an assessment strategy in hand. Part 3 — Building an independent mindset for students, educators, and community that enhances and deepens our Project Based Learning practice When implementing a PBL environment, students, teachers, and community go through a radical shift in thinking about teaching & learning that is not an overnight process. Both educators and administrators support a gradual shift from teacher-directed learning to more student-directed learning. This workshop will outline practical “pitfalls and parachutes” to help our entire community balance and embrace the shift to independence. Audience: teachers grades 4-12, administrators Workshop goals: Participants will identify trouble spots for potential misunderstanding in their own communities with students, colleagues, administrators, parents, and beyond. Specific strategies will be shared to help students begin to take the reins of their own learning and how we can help the wider community ease the process. Each will leave with a community action plan where they can begin to affect greater change for their students. More
Starts Starts: 4/10/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 3
Location Location:
Status Status: 37 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 40 seats
Add to cart
9758
DESCRIPTION: This is an ongoing coaching clinic for instructional coaches and teacher-leaders who support other educators in implementing Project/Problem Based Learning in a school system. A large piece of the Kansans Can vision includes long-term, student-centered projects and civic engagement. As schools are shifting their learning models toward this approach, they’re finding that PBL is not just applying a strategy or two, but instead, it’s truly thinking differently about what teaching and learning means in a modern learning environment. And some schools are struggling. This PLC-style clinic is being facilitated by Ginger Lewman and Katie Perez, both of whom have extensive experience as PBL teachers, K-12 and also have years of experience coaching educators from all backgrounds into and through the realities of PBL. Some of the questions addressed will be: Where do new-to-PBL teachers stumble? What are the big questions teachers are left with when facing kids and a blank lesson planning document after a quick 2-day PBL training? How can we support a teacher trying to shift a favorite “project” into a “PBL?” Giving and receiving feedback for growth. Encouraging content integration. Shifting teachers from more content-driven to more universal skills-driven learning. Encouraging and helping to coordinate/facilitate collaboration between classes across school, district, state, nation, world-wide and between various age-groups. Moving from more school-flavored PBL into more outside world PBL. Moving from more teacher-ignited PBL to more student-ignited PBL. What happens when we need to communicate to parents what & why we’re doing school differently? How do we evaluate their progress not just for coaching, but also for supporting our administration in their teacher-evaluation process? What are top suggestions when a teacher is reluctant in moving forward? How do I start to support PBL-style professional learning? How do I role model what I’m coaching? How can we start advocating for a better system structure that reflects learning instead of the old-style structures of “school?” ie, bell schedule? Grading system? Report cards? Grade-levels based on age? Adequate tech supports to enable student-centered learning? And more, customized to the needs of the coaches attending these trainings. NOTE: this is not a PBL-training. Before taking this clinic series, it is highly recommended that each participant have had some form of in-depth PBL training for educators. All attending coaches will be expected to understand the basic “what & why” of PBL including at least 8 of the following concepts: What is PBL and how is it different from “doing projects.” Which of our students are greatest affected by PBL? What’s the basic structure of PBL? And what does it feel like from a learner’s point of view? Why do we want to build that environment of optimal ambiguity? What skills are enhanced with this approach? Soft & Hard deadline structure with constructive peer feedback in the process. Basic tech tools for collaboration, connecting, presentation, & publishing. Content and age collaboration. Basic unit planning structures. More
Starts Starts: 4/20/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 30 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
Add to cart
9759
DESCRIPTION: This is an ongoing coaching clinic for instructional coaches and teacher-leaders who support other educators in implementing Project/Problem Based Learning in a school system. A large piece of the Kansans Can vision includes long-term, student-centered projects and civic engagement. As schools are shifting their learning models toward this approach, they’re finding that PBL is not just applying a strategy or two, but instead, it’s truly thinking differently about what teaching and learning means in a modern learning environment. And some schools are struggling. This PLC-style clinic is being facilitated by Ginger Lewman and Katie Perez, both of whom have extensive experience as PBL teachers, K-12 and also have years of experience coaching educators from all backgrounds into and through the realities of PBL. Some of the questions addressed will be: Where do new-to-PBL teachers stumble? What are the big questions teachers are left with when facing kids and a blank lesson planning document after a quick 2-day PBL training? How can we support a teacher trying to shift a favorite “project” into a “PBL?” Giving and receiving feedback for growth. Encouraging content integration. Shifting teachers from more content-driven to more universal skills-driven learning. Encouraging and helping to coordinate/facilitate collaboration between classes across school, district, state, nation, world-wide and between various age-groups. Moving from more school-flavored PBL into more outside world PBL. Moving from more teacher-ignited PBL to more student-ignited PBL. What happens when we need to communicate to parents what & why we’re doing school differently? How do we evaluate their progress not just for coaching, but also for supporting our administration in their teacher-evaluation process? What are top suggestions when a teacher is reluctant in moving forward? How do I start to support PBL-style professional learning? How do I role model what I’m coaching? How can we start advocating for a better system structure that reflects learning instead of the old-style structures of “school?” ie, bell schedule? Grading system? Report cards? Grade-levels based on age? Adequate tech supports to enable student-centered learning? And more, customized to the needs of the coaches attending these trainings. NOTE: this is not a PBL-training. Before taking this clinic series, it is highly recommended that each participant have had some form of in-depth PBL training for educators. All attending coaches will be expected to understand the basic “what & why” of PBL including at least 8 of the following concepts: What is PBL and how is it different from “doing projects.” Which of our students are greatest affected by PBL? What’s the basic structure of PBL? And what does it feel like from a learner’s point of view? Why do we want to build that environment of optimal ambiguity? What skills are enhanced with this approach? Soft & Hard deadline structure with constructive peer feedback in the process. Basic tech tools for collaboration, connecting, presentation, & publishing. Content and age collaboration. Basic unit planning structures. More
Starts Starts: 5/25/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 30 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
Add to cart
9738
Tired of saggy-faced students and drooping attitudes in your classroom and school? Then let’s do something about it! Let’s get your students and classroom culture in amazing shape with this summer’s Project Based Learning Bootcamp! Your learning goals will be evaluated to guide your personalized training. There will be non-stop learning, stretching, building, and growing! Participants will learn the how to shift an everyday classroom of “students doing projects” to creating a culture of long-term learning and engagement building “learners who are hungry for more!” Our workouts include the following and will be selected by the participants to customize and personalize their learning: • basics of PBL, what it is, what it isn’t • building PBL units for our students, from launch to post-project wrap-up • leveraging technology tools (whatever you have) to enhance learning and creating • how to build robust assessment strategies in a dynamic environment • how to create groups and use student-created contracts to build the overall culture of learning (and prevent bullying) • how to customize for student needs: special education, gifted, ELL's and more! • integrated content and real-world learning • involving the broader community for high-stakes and authentic learning • eyes on the next steps of PBL with Passion and Problem Based Learning, as well as exploring the Maker Movement in education • and practice, practice, practice! This is not a Bootcamp for sissies who are content to sit back and watch. This is for all middle school and high school educators who are willing to dig in, go deep, and come out at the end of 2 days with a transformed set of units ready to go this fall! Are you ready to take the challenge? More
Starts Starts: 5/29/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Location Location:
Status Status: 40 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 40 seats
Add to cart
9740
Tired of saggy-faced students and drooping attitudes in your classroom and school? Then let’s do something about it! Let’s get your students and classroom culture in amazing shape with this summer’s Project Based Learning Bootcamp! Your learning goals will be evaluated to guide your personalized training. There will be non-stop learning, stretching, building, and growing! Participants will learn the how to shift an everyday classroom of “students doing projects” to creating a culture of long-term learning and engagement building “learners who are hungry for more!” Our workouts include the following and will be selected by the participants to customize and personalize their learning: • basics of PBL, what it is, what it isn’t • building PBL units for our students, from launch to post-project wrap-up • leveraging technology tools (whatever you have) to enhance learning and creating • how to build robust assessment strategies in a dynamic environment • how to create groups and use student-created contracts to build the overall culture of learning (and prevent bullying) • how to customize for student needs: special education, gifted, ELL's and more! • integrated content and real-world learning • involving the broader community for high-stakes and authentic learning • eyes on the next steps of PBL with Passion and Problem Based Learning, as well as exploring the Maker Movement in education • and practice, practice, practice! This is not a Bootcamp for sissies who are content to sit back and watch. This is for all middle school and high school educators who are willing to dig in, go deep, and come out at the end of 2 days with a transformed set of units ready to go this fall! Are you ready to take the challenge? More
Starts Starts: 5/29/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Location Location:
Status Status: 29 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
Add to cart
9754
This is an intense 2-day clinic for elementary and secondary curriculum & instruction coaches who want to to better support their teachers as they begin implementing long term Project and Problem Based Learning and civic engagement opportunities across schools and districts. Many coaches, while understanding the basic concepts of PBL may never have taught in a PBL classroom and find themselves struggling to answer some of the typical beginner-level questions from teachers. This clinic is being facilitated in a PBL style by Ginger Lewman and Katie Perez, both of whom have extensive experience as PBL teachers, K-12, but also have years of experience coaching educators from all backgrounds into and through the realities of PBL. Some of the questions addressed will be: Where do new-to-PBL teachers stumble? What are the big questions teachers are left with when facing kids and a blank lesson planning document after a quick 2-day PBL training? How can we support a teacher trying to shift a favorite “project” into a “PBL?” Giving and receiving feedback for growth. Encouraging content integration. Shifting teachers from more content-driven to more universal skills-driven learning. Encouraging and helping to coordinate/facilitate collaboration between classes across school, district, state, nation, world-wide and between various age-groups. Moving from more school-flavored PBL into more outside world PBL. Moving from more teacher-ignited PBL to more student-ignited PBL. What happens when we need to communicate to parents what & why we’re doing school differently? How do we evaluate their progress not just for coaching, but also for supporting our administration in their teacher-evaluation process? What are top suggestions when a teacher is reluctant in moving forward? How do I start to support PBL-style professional learning? How do I role model what I’m coaching? How can we start advocating for a better system structure that reflects learning instead of the old-style structures of “school?” ie, bell schedule? Grading system? Report cards? Grade-levels based on age? Adequate tech supports to enable student-centered learning? And more, customized to the needs of the coaches attending these trainings. NOTE: this is not a PBL-training. Before taking this course, it is highly recommended that each participant have had some form of in-depth PBL training for educators. All attending coaches will be expected to understand the basic “what & why” of PBL including at least 8 of the following concepts: What is PBL and how is it different from “doing projects.” Which of our students are greatest affected by PBL? What’s the basic structure of PBL? And what does it feel like from a learner’s point of view? Why do we want to build that environment of optimal ambiguity? What skills are enhanced with this approach? Soft & Hard deadline structure with constructive peer feedback in the process. Basic tech tools for collaboration, connecting, presentation, & publishing. Content and age collaboration. Basic unit planning structures. More
Starts Starts: 6/20/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Location Location:
Status Status: 25 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
Add to cart
<< Previous of 2 Next >> Total: 12 Page size: