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Welcome to the Midwest Summit: 21st Century Learning 2017, Featuring Apple Distiguished Educators as Presenters

We are the only conference in the nation to focus exclusively on 21st Century Learning with Apple Distinguished Educators, known as the most innovative and engaging teachers in the world.
  • Discover a personalized road to learning. 
  • Problem solve with teachers from districts across the Midwest. 
  • Learn from international teacher leaders. 
  • Engage in sample activities, receive materials, and implement what you’ll learn in your classroom after the summit!

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Monday, May 1 • 1:20pm - 2:50pm
Breakout 3: Symptoms and Remedies for PBL Paralysis LIMITED

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Theme: Project Based Learning / Inquiry-Based Learning

Length: 90 Minutes

Target Audience:  Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12; audience, K-12; 90 minute session

Title: Symptoms and Remedies for PBL Paralysis

A bright, thoughtful teacher sits with her lesson plans, and she dreams of engaging her students in authentic, innovative learning. The magnificent idea comes crashing down around her as the feigned fears associated with planning such an authentic, innovative experience become overwhelming. We call this feeling: PBL Paralysis.

While project based learning (PBL) has circulated the education arena for decades, it has yet to breach into mainstream instructional practices. While there are undoubtedly some systemic factors that inhibit this forward motion, countless educators hesitate to implement PBL due to causes of PBL Paralysis.

In this session, we’ll demystify what PBL is all about by examining PBL Paralysis and some of the main obstacles (and solutions) that typically prevent educators from implementing project based learning. We’ll dive into: how to differentiate PBL to make it work for all students, carrying out PBL while also covering what’s on the state test, what to do if your district’s professional development doesn’t cut it, and more!

Participants will leave (1) knowing where to start in implementing PBL in their respective schools, and (2) feeling confident they have answers for the main “Yes, buts!” related to project based learning. 

 


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Ross Cooper

Supervisor of Instructional Practice, Salisbury Township School District
Description  Theme: Project Based Learning / Inquiry-Based Learning Length: 90 Minutes Target Audience:  Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12; audience, K-12; 90 minute session Title: Symptoms and Remedies for PBL Paralysis  A bright, thoughtful teacher sits with her lesson plans, and she dreams of engaging her students in authentic, innovative learning. The magnificent idea comes crashing down around her as the feigned fears associated with planning such an authentic, innovative experience become overwhelming. We call this feeling: PBL Paralysis. While project based learning (PBL) has circulated the education arena for decades, it has yet to breach into mainstream instructional practices. While there are undoubtedly some systemic factors that inhibit this forward motion, countless educators hesitate to implement PBL due to causes of PBL Paralysis. In this session... Read More →


Monday May 1, 2017 1:20pm - 2:50pm
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523
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