Current Workshop Offerings

NOTE: Submitting a registration request does not guarantee you a seat in the Workshop, you will receive an official confirmation by e-mail.
Bold School: Blended Learning that Works | Online Book Study
Instructor: Heidi Deyo and Caitlin Hughes
Description:

Bold School

Now through March 15, 2021 [register here]

Join us for a study of blended learning instructional strategies based on the book Bold School.

 Tuesday, 1/5/2021 - 12:00 AM
Balance With Blended Learning | Online Book Study
Instructor: Heidi Deyo and Caitlin Hughes
Description:

Balance with Blended Learning

Now through March 15, 2021 [register here]

Join us for a study focused on empowering student ownership, individualized learning, and increasing student engagement in a blended learning environment, all while managing time demands on the teacher.

 Tuesday, 1/5/2021 - 12:00 AM
Implementing PBL in Early Childhood | online book study
Instructor: Teresa Dempsey
Description:

Book cover for Implementing Project Based Learning in Early Childhood
 

Now through March 15, 2021  [register here]

March 19-June 14, 2021  [register here]

PBL does work in early childhood classrooms.  PBL in Pre-K through 2nd grade is rife with assumptions, misconceptions, and perceived barriers that have prevented its widespread implementation. Implementing Project Based Learning in Early Childhood breaks down these barriers, offering teachers and leaders at various stages of PBL implementation the tools, resources, instructional strategies, and suggestions needed to dispel the myths and discover the truth. 

 Tuesday, 1/19/2021 - All Day
 Friday, 3/19/2021 - All Day
Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management | online book study
Instructor: Teresa Dempsey
Description:

Cover of the book "Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management"

Now through March 15, 2021   [register here]

March 19-June 14, 2021   [register here]

In Better Than Carrots or Sticks, the authors provide a practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together. This book will prepare teachers at all levels to ensure that their classrooms are welcoming, enriching, and constructive environments built on collective respect and focused on student achievement.

 Tuesday, 1/19/2021 - All Day
 Friday, 3/19/2021 - All Day
PBL Teaching Practices | online book study
Instructor: Teresa Dempsey, Caitlin Hughes
Description:

Cover of PBL Teaching Practices book
 

Now through March 15, 2021  [register here]

March 19-June 14, 2021  [register here]

Fee is waived for Amanda Clearcreek, Berne Union, Bloom-Carroll, and Walnut Township.
Whether you are new to Project Based Learning (PBL) or a seasoned PBL practitioner, this book highlights PBLWorks' seven Gold Standard Teaching Practices that support a PBL student-centered learning environment.

 

 Tuesday, 1/19/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Friday, 3/19/2021 - 12:00 AM
All Learning is Social and Emotional | Online Book Study
Instructor: Teresa Dempsey, Caitlin Hughes
Description:

Cover for All Learning is Social and Emotional book      Teal sphere with the words "This book study meets the 15 clock-hour gifted HQPD requirement."


Now through March 15, 2021  [register here]

March 19-June 14, 2021  [register here]

Fee is waived for Amanda Clearcreek, Berne Union, Bloom-Carroll, and Walnut Township.
To many, SEL is an isolated “program” separate from academics.  The truth is, all learning is social and emotional.  If you want all kids to get what they need to thrive, this book offers a solution of how SEL can easily integrate into everyday content instruction, no matter what subject or grade level you teach. 

 Tuesday, 1/19/2021 - All Day
 Friday, 3/19/2021 - All Day
Personalized Learning | Online Book Study
Instructor: Teresa Dempsey, Caitlin Hughes
Description:

Cover of book "Students at the Center: Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind."      Teal sphere with the words "This book study meets the 15 clock-hour gifted HQPD requirement."  
 

Now through March 15, 2021  [register here]

March 19-June 14, 2021  [register here]

Fee is waived for Amanda Clearcreek, Berne Union, Bloom-Carroll, and Walnut Township.
Authors Kallick and Zmuda highlight the habits that empower students to pursue aspirations, investigate problems, design solutions, chase curiosities, and create performances; and provide tools and recommendations for adjusting classroom practices to facilitate learning that is self-directed, dynamic, sometimes messy, and always meaningful.

 Tuesday, 1/19/2021 - All Day
 Friday, 3/19/2021 - All Day
Fostering Resilient Learners | Online Book Study
Instructor: Teresa Dempsey
Description:

Cover of the book "Fostering Resilient Learners." 


Now through March 15, 2021  [register here]

March 19-June 14, 2021  [register here]

Grounded in research and the authors' experience working with trauma-affected students and their teachers, Fostering Resilient Learners will help you cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings.

 Tuesday, 1/19/2021 - All Day
 Friday, 3/19/2021 - All Day
PBL in the Math Classroom | Online Book Study
Instructor: Heidi Deyo and Caitlin Hughes
Description:

Cover of the book "Project Based Learning in the Math Classroom."      Teal sphere with the words "This book study meets the 15 clock-hour gifted HQPD requirement."
 

Now through March 15, 2021 [register here]

March 19-June 14, 2021  [register here]

Fee is waived for Amanda Clearcreek, Berne Union, Bloom-Carroll, and Walnut Township.
Mathematics in the PBL classroom can be tricky. PBL in the Math Classroom describes how PBL and inquiry work together in a math classroom and includes structures, processes and strategies for creating those experiences in your own classroom.

 Tuesday, 1/19/2021 - All Day
 Friday, 3/19/2021 - All Day
Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement | Online Book Study
Instructor: Heidi Deyo and Caitlin Hughes
Description:

Cover of the book "Just Ask Us: Kids Speak out on Student Engagement."        Teal sphere with the words "This book study meets the 15 clock-hour gifted HQPD requirement."


Now through March 15, 2021  [register here]

March 19-June 14, 2021  [register here]

Fee is waived for Amanda Clearcreek, Berne Union, Bloom-Carroll, and Walnut Township.
Written by PBLWorks National Faculty Heather Wolpert-Gawron, Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement  is an outstanding resource for teachers to increase student engagement. Each chapter includes practical instructional tips and extensive tips from students that support research-based best practices in student engagement. 

 Tuesday, 1/19/2021 - All Day
 Friday, 3/19/2021 - All Day
PBL Splash: An Introduction to PBL Design
Instructor: Teresa Dempsey
Description:

Now through March 15, 2021  [register here]

March 19-June 14, 2021  [register here]

How are "projects" different from "project based learning"? Many people think they mean the same.  Want to learn how they are different? PBL Splash is a fantastic introductory course for learning some basic principles for how to design PBL. 

 Tuesday, 1/19/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Friday, 3/19/2021 - 12:00 AM
PBL Design
Instructor: Jill Simpson & Teresa Dempsey
Description:

Driving QuestionHow can I design high-quality PBL units for my classroom?  

Want to learn how to design a high-quality project based learning unit for your in-person or online classroom?  This 24-hour online course is composed of 12 hours of asynchronous instruction via Google Classroom as a review of the foundational elements for high-quality PBL design and culminates with two days of synchronous instruction with a PBLMatters facilitator to help you put your PBL design into action.  

Asynchronous Work:  Completed anytime from Jan. 29-Feb. 17, 2021 (12.5 hours of work)
Synchronous (Live) Dates: Feb. 18-19, 2021 (8:30am-3:00pm)

[register here]
 

 Friday, 1/29/2021 - 12:00 AM
Google Apps Training
Instructor: Heidi Deyo and Caitlin Hughes
Description:

google

February 1-April 1, 2021  [register here]

Join us for up to 8 self-paced courses to learn about Google Apps.

 

 Monday, 2/1/2021 - 12:00 AM
PBL PLC Series - FREE!
Instructor: A weekly variety of PBL experts
Description:

Click this link to view all PLC topics

PBLers - both new and experienced, have been asking for a way to stay connected this year as most of us will likely be embarking upon some type of digital PBL journey with our students. PBLMatters is proud to create a FREE PBL PLC (professional learning community) series to help you be successful. Each PBL PLC session will have a specialized topic and begin with an introduction by a featured guest speaker with time for Q/A and breakout sessions with other teachers.

 Wednesday, 2/3/2021 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 Wednesday, 2/17/2021 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 Wednesday, 2/24/2021 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Assessment 101 in the PBL Classroom: Assessing Throughout a Project
Instructor: Jenn Reid
Description:

February 5-28, 2021  [register here]

Fee: $149 for Assessment 101 
         $275 Bundle Price for both 101 & 201 (save $23!)

Assessment in the PBL classroom is daunting for most teachers.  Facilitated by Jenn Reid, an expert PBL coach from the Dayton Regional STEM School, this 15-hour asynchronous online course will explore how teachers create and use assessment throughout project-based learning, and not simply view assessment as just a final product. 

 Friday, 2/5/2021 - All Day
PBL Plunge: Experiencing Online PBL as a Student
Instructor: Jenn Reid
Description:

February 5-28, 2021   [register here]

Want to know what it's like to experience PBL as a student in an online classroom? This 15-hour asynchronous online course immerses teachers from the start as a student. 

 Friday, 2/5/2021 - 12:00 AM
Inspiring and Anchoring Wellness in our Lives: A Course For Educators and the Students they Touch
Instructor: Kristen Rhodes Beland, Evan Whitehead, Kavita Tanna, Linda Amici
Description:

February 17-May 26, 2021  REGISTER HERE
Fee: $149
Using a Project Based Learning (PBL) approach, educators will be guided through their own journey of wellness as they become familiar with strategies that they can then use with their students. This online course promises to be thought-provoking, practical, and engaging through both hands-on and remote learning activities. 

Format
This 15-week course consists of weekly 45-minute synchronous sessions from 8:00-8:45 am EST and 15 minutes of asynchronous work outside of class. 

 

 Wednesday, 2/17/2021 - 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
 Wednesday, 2/24/2021 - 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
 Wednesday, 3/3/2021 - 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
 Wednesday, 3/10/2021 - 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
 Wednesday, 3/17/2021 - 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
 Wednesday, 3/24/2021 - 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
 Wednesday, 3/31/2021 - 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
 Wednesday, 4/7/2021 - 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
 Wednesday, 4/14/2021 - 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
 Wednesday, 4/21/2021 - 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
 Wednesday, 4/28/2021 - 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
 Wednesday, 5/5/2021 - 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
 Wednesday, 5/12/2021 - 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
 Wednesday, 5/19/2021 - 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
 Wednesday, 5/26/2021 - 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Assessment 201 in the PBL Classroom: Creating Student Centered Assessments
Instructor: Jenn Reid
Description:

March 1-21, 2021  [register here]

Fee: $149 for Assessment 201
         $275 Bundle Price for both 201 & 101 (save $23!)

Designed for participants that have taken Assessment 101, this 15-hour asynchronous online workshop will focus on creating student-centered assessments.  Participants will explore the use of high-quality critique, self-assessment, and reflection as assessment tools during project-based learning. 

 Monday, 3/1/2021 - All Day