Rigorous PBL Trainings

April Rigorous PBL Save the Date

New Technology High School’s Professional Development center, Center for Excellence, is proud to present 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 October 25-26th, 2018.  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 November 29th 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 November 30th.

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

Sign up and register here.


Rigorous PBL by Design 3 Day: October 25-26 (days 1-2) and November 29 (day 3)

$800 per person

Optional 4th Day add on or single day stand alone: Deep Dive November 30
$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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