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The PBL Studio
A Pathway to PBL - Workshops for Educators
The PBL POD Series
EARTH ~ WATER ~SKY ~ FIRE
Foundations ~ Sustainability ~ Creativity ~ Spark
The Institute offers an online, 4 part workshop series on Project Based Learning. You have easy access to the workshops to fit your busy schedule and to immerse yourself at your convenience.
The PODs are named after the four essential elements in nature, and symbolize the connections between real world issues and the lives of the students. PBL is a catalyst for this type of learning and student action.
The structure and philosophical underpinnings of PBL is a common thread throughout all 4 PODS, thus helping educators stay motivated and engaged as they try new things in the classroom.
Just as the Earth is the bedrock foundation of our existence, so too does this POD form the core basis of our emerging understanding of PBL. Therefore, this is an introduction to PBL with important Project structures, philosophical understanding, sustainable processes, and foundational examples examined.
Water is life itself. It is fluid, powerful, and necessary for growth. So too is PBL, in that it allows for deeper thinking and sustainable engagement in process, leading to an authentic educational mindset. Therefore, this next level Workshop inquires further into PBL with specific and comprehensive Project Case Studies. How to develop in-depth evaluation is also a key component of this POD.
Air is vital to life, just as creativity breathes life into PBL. Reach then for the sky and achieve your dreams, and learn through this POD that 'Creativity Endures' and thrives via PBL. Therefore, this final, special, future thinking POD focuses on the creative and innovative components that drive PBL forward in connecting learning to the real world and the vital concept of Community Building. Constructing personal relevance for your students is also an important focus in this POD.