Rigorous PBL Trainings

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New Technology High School’s Professional Development center, Center for Excellence, is proud to partner with Michael McDowell Ed.D and his book, Rigorous PBL by Design. The 3 day professional learning opportunity will include 3 days of learning at and facilitated by New Tech High School’s Center for Excellence. Teachers will learn about the 3 design shifts needed to occur to ensure high impact and effect size to maximize student success at the surface, deep and transfer levels.

What is unique about this experience? The Center for Excellence provides embedded professional development that incorporates learning and then observations of learners in action. We move from the theory of professional learning to living the learning and seeing the implications of the work in practice in the classrooms. During the course of the training, participants will learn how to design and deliver PBL effectively to gain more than one year results in one year’s time. The 3 day split experience will begin with 2 days focusing on shifting the PBL design to Clarity and Challenge on March 4-5, 2019.  Teachers will then be able to go back to their school sites, implement and reflect on their practice. They will return for Day 3 on Thursday April 4, 2019 to focus to reflect as a whole group their implementation ask more questions and learn about the design shift of Culture.

Each day will involve learning, sharing, planning, reflecting and observational learning walks of students in session. At the end of the 3 day cohort, participants will know how to design rigorous projects engage students in learning at the surface, deep and transfer level knowledge.

This year we are offering a 4th day optional add on “Deep Dive” into Rigorous PBL. The 4th day will take the participants who have completed the 3 day Rigorous PBL by design previously. The Deep Dive day will be held on Friday April 5, 2019.

For more information please reach out to aaron@newtechhighcfe.org.

Sign up and register here.


Rigorous PBL by Design 3 Day: March 4-5 (days 1-2) and April 4 (day 3)

$800 per person

Optional 4th Day add on or single day stand alone: Deep Dive April 5
$200 per person

All 4 days (Rigorous PBL by Design + Deep Dive)

$950 per person

Registration includes: Rigorous PBL by Design book (3 days only), workbook, light breakfast options and lunch.




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