Creating a Dynamic Classroom Through Project-Based Learning (K-5) online course

Does the phrase project-based learning seem entirely foreign to you? Perhaps you’ve heard about it but it seems much too complicated to incorporate into your current teaching practices? The good news is that it doesn’t need to be. Also known as PBL, project-based learning is a great way to engage students so that they are challenged to use their higher-order 21st century skills as they collaborate to learn content in a fun and exciting way. This online course is designed for K-5 teachers who are looking to explore how PBL can fit into their current curriculum. In doing so, students become immersed in the guided inquiry process. As they work through a variety of projects, they become critical and creative thinkers and communicators who are able to work collaboratively while embracing what has become known as Gold Standard PBL. This course begins by discussing the role that PBL plays in 21st century learning. As teachers progress through the course, they will take a deep dive into each of PBL’s essential components. Teachers will learn how to effectively implement each of the components throughout several content areas, including reading, math, science, engineering, and social studies. Teachers will learn strategies for establishing a PBL mindset in their classrooms and they will learn how to “marry” some “out of the box” strategies within the PBL framework. By the end of this course, teachers will feel more confident and successful in their quest to implement project-based learning into their own teaching practices. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension.

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Professional Development Institute

Event Details
Target Group K - 2, 3 - 5
Delivery Method Online
Renewal Units/Credit College credits available or 1 hour/renewal unit.

$149 course only/$379 course with university credit