PBL Intermediate Blended Learning Immersive Coaching

Grow and develop socially, emotionally and globally aware citizens through project-based learning.

$333 USD per person. 15% discount for groups of 4 or more.

Seats are limited, so register to reserve a spot.

Description

This more immersive PBL program couples virtual training with virtual coaching in small 15 person cohorts to help participants tune and enhance the design, assessment, management and implementation of their PBL experiences to ensure it transforms learning for their students.

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Who It's For

Teachers, Coordinators, Edtech Facilitators, and others already with a foundational understanding of PBL
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Commitment

8 weeks
25 hours total
3 hours per week
1.5 hour cohort meeting every fortnight
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Cost

$333 USD per person

15% discount for groups of 4 or more

Cohorts: Minimum of 10 and Maximum of 20

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Outcomes

  • Learn how to best implement components of high-quality project- based experiences

  • Learn the simple 5 step process to design and plan blended learning projects with learners

  • Learn strategies for multiple and varied formative and summative assessment

  • Learn strategies for remote and in-person project management

  • Learn how to create virtual study guides and resources to support student independent learning

  • Learn techniques for overcoming the most common challenges with PBL including student motivation and differentiation

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Includes

  • Four module, 24 lesson online course

  • Four regular virtual cohort meetings to tune projects and overcome challenges with implementation

  • Individual Coaching Session for PBL Implementation

  • Expert Practitioner Facilitation

  • Project Review from a team of expert practitioners

  • Certificate for 25 Professional Development Hours

Preview the Course

Get a taste of the course curriculum! Preview 4 modules online and see the whole table of contents.

Course Timeline

Week 1

Overview
Accelerator Course Starts.
Meet fellow participants. Introductions. Project Sharing. Establish goals. Socratic seminar. Hopes and Fears for hybrid PBL.

Learnings
What does high-quality PBL look like? What are the major components?

Week 2-3

Overview
Module #1: Understanding PBL
Understand PBL basics and case studies

Learnings
What does each component of high-quality PBL look like in model projects (both in-person and hybrid)? What’s the difference between ‘doing projects’ and ‘project- based learning?’ How do you come up with good project ideas?

Week 3

Cohort 1: 4:30-6:00 pm

Overview
Cohort Meeting #1:
Establishing Project Idea and Driving Question. ‘Hot Seats’ and ‘Hybrid PBL’ tips.

Learnings
Discuss project ideas. Use design technique to discuss and vote on favorite. Driving Question introduction. ‘Hot Seat’ Hybrid PBL.

Week 3-4

Overview
Module #2: Planning PBL
Designing Hybrid PBL

Learnings
How to write effective driving questions? Organize PBL online lessons? Integrate standards, skills and curriculum content? How to launch and virtual exhibitions?

Week 5

Cohort #1: 4:30-6:00 pm

Overview
Cohort Meeting #2:
Designing Hybrid PBL

Learnings
Share Project skeleton. Tune Driving Questions and Overcome Challenges w/ hybrid PBL. ‘Hot seats.’

Week 5-6

Module #3: Assessing PBL
Assessing Hybrid PBL

Learnings
How to authentically assess PBL? How to scaffold milestones and experiences? How to structure authentic formative and summative assessment? Use digital portfolios, critique and self/ peer assessment rubrics?

Week 6

Cohort #1: 4:30-6:00 pm

Overview
Cohort Meeting #3:
Assessing Hybrid PBL

Learnings
Share assessment plans. Tune assessments. Discuss methods of assessment. Overcome challenges w/ hybrid PBL.

Week 7-8

Overview
Module #4: Managing PBL
Managing Hybrid PBL

Learnings
How to manage projects in a digital environment? How to foster collaboration? How to create independent learners? How to schedule hybrid PBL?

Week 8

Cohort #1: 4:30-6:00 pm

Overview
Cohort Meeting #4:
PBL Management and Overall Project Share

Learnings
Share project briefs and management plans and PBL Schedule. Integration of experts. ‘Hot Seats’

Overview
FINAL Presentation of Learning via FlipGrid.

Learnings
Provide a short project presentation to share on Flip Grid to wider audience for Final Certificate and Course Completion!

Overview
Evaluation/Graduation!

Learnings
Complete PBL Evaluation. Receive Course Certificates, digital badges, and credit for 25 PD hours.

“My teachers and I gained tremendous insight through Kyle’s course and coaching by pushing past our comfort zones and providing students with a deeper level of engagement, rigor, active learning, and critical thinking.”
 

Anne Robinson

Instructional Coach at Gompers Prep
“It is really difficult to manage students in online workshops, but Kyle did the best! He is very professional and a good teacher.”
 

Learning Participant

“Kyle’s enthusiasm and knowledge about PBL was incredible. Despite the online mode of delivery, there was genuinely effective interaction between him and participants. The course was well structured with thoughtful progression from each session. Examples were inspiring and had huge reference value. Well done! ”
 

William Cheng

Program Director Educational Bureau Hong Kong
“Kyle was an amazing facilitator and trainer. I liked how he kept us on track and helped us when we got stuck. He modelled how we could give support or scaffolding to our students. What an amazing six weeks of training.”

Training Participant

Facilitator Bio

Kyle Wagner is the founder and lead consultant for Transform Educational Consulting, an organization that empowers forward thinking schools to grow and develop 21st century learners.

His work with project- based learning and design thinking experiences spans 12 years, three continents and over 15 schools. He has worked with successful public, charter and international schools in the Asia region including ESF, YCIS, IMS and ISB, HARBOUR SCHOOL and VTC. He is the former Coordinator of Futures Academy at the International School of Beijing, a program that uses interdisciplinary project- based learning to connect students to their passions and the world outside of school. His book “The Power of SIMPLE” documents this experience and helps provide simple, research- based strategies for developing students as 21st century problem solvers.

Kyle is also a former educator and project leader at High Tech High, the famous project-based learning school featured on the hit documentary “Most Likely to Succeed.” He holds a M.Ed. (Masters Degree) in Teacher Leadership with a thesis that focuses on developing democratic classrooms and distributed leadership models. When not writing or teaching, he is performing with his original band, participating in karaoke contests and traveling the world with his partner. He currently resides in Hong Kong where he spends time developing schools of the future while helping other school leaders build theirs.

Learn project-based learning
with a small community.

$333 USD per participant. 15% discount for groups of 4 or more.