Harness the power of 21st century capacities at this project-based learning institute, where you’ll have the chance to navigate the PBL process as a participant, and as an educator looking to implement new instructional strategies in your classroom. Preview innovative workshops, practice new instructional strategies, and make connections with other teachers while designing your own project around one of the following themes:
- Mapping History
- Modeling in Mathematics
- Poetry & Prose (in partnership with the Student Press Initiative)
- Reading & Discussion
- Remixing Performance (in partnership with Literacy Unbound)
- Scientific Exploration
Each year, Big Learning Challenge participants approach 21st century project creation from a common theme (announced the day of the institute). For the 2019 Big Learning Challenge, educators tackled project-based learning under the theme of seeds. They produced mathematical seed designs, designed hydroponic systems for growing seeds, and even created stop motion animations that investigated what happens when a seed is planted. This year’s theme is still under wraps, but will be announced the morning of the institute!