To engage today’s students, it is imperative that we connect student learning with the real world. Educating our children today can no longer be the sole responsibility of schools districts, administrators and teachers. We must involve the community, business and industry to help best prepare our students for the future. One way to do this is planning curriculum through problem-based learning. This class provides a framework and process for you to do just that.
What’s the advantage to teachers of this approach you call Transdisciplinary Problem-Based Learning (TPBL)?
Business and industry has identified several areas that they believe are lacking from their young employees today. They are creativity, critical thinking skills, collaboration and real world experiences. Traditionally most of the focus has been on students learning content but not necessarily knowing how to apply it. TPBL supports the development of these important skills and more.
This four-week class provides you with the tools and strategies teachers can take directly back to their classrooms - many of which are transformational ideas and practices to help capture their students’ attention and integrate real-world application. This process encourages creativity, higher level thinking, and requires students to take ownership of their own learning. We offer either CEU credit or graduate credit. Teachers wishing to receive college credit upon completion of additional deliverables, can receive two non-degree graduate credits issued through DWU at a very affordable price. An additional two weeks is granted for teacher to complete these requirements.
What’s one good example of something teachers will learn through the course?
Most of the comments we receive from teachers completing the course is how they have so many ideas and practical resources to take back to their classrooms each week and immediately implement. Our process is designed to be very real and adaptable to all levels and types of learners.
Our course is designed to help teachers break out of the mold of what they are currently doing, and push the boundaries with new ways of thinking, integrating technology in a deliberate and meaningful way and demonstrating that we all are students and need to commit to a plan of lifelong learning.
How do I sign up?
Visit this link to register: https://pastinnovationlab.org/itsco-p3/. Classes are offered monthly except the months of July and December.