STAFF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
Build PBL capability at your school
Kick-start your PBL journey with eduSTEM’s practical, implementation-focused Staff Professional Development.
Starting PBL can often feel like taking the first steps in a foreign country: unfamiliar, exciting, and downright intimidating! Too often, Professional Development relating to PBL is conceptual and theoretical but is short of practical strategies. eduSTEM's Staff PD is implementation-focused and is designed to provide staff with an immediate toolkit to begin innovating with hands-on, real-world learning in their classrooms!
You don’t learn to ride a bike through a lecture, and it is the same with PBL. The best way to learn how to implement PBL in the classroom is to actually be immersed in a project yourself. In PBL Kick-start we immerse staff in a project experience, allowing teachers to understand the project from the perspective of their students, whilst mastering the fundamentals of PBL delivery.
An introduction to PBL: Why use PBL and what you can expect in the PBL journey
Introduction to design thinking: Each phase of eduSTEM’s design thinking process is introduced, and key components modelled in the classroom
PBL implementation pitfalls
- PBL best practice
60-90 minutes. Must be tied to an existing eduSTEM PBL unit running (or to be run)
“The eduSTEM PBL Professional Learning was exceptionally well received by all our senior staff. It had its desired effect – our people are very excited about the prospect of integrating PBL into their teaching!”
Ryan Gill, Head of Teaching & Learning, Masada College
You don’t learn to ride a bike through a lecture, and it is the same with PBL. The best way to learn how to implement PBL in the classroom is to be immersed in a project yourself; crucially, it is the project that staff will be implementing. This ensures staff understand the project from the perspective of their students and master the fundamentals of PBL delivery.
Managing the classroom: How to help students drive their own learning across a project
Assessment: How to assess students’ progress through the project
Trouble-shooting: Understand the key risk points in a project, the types of problems normally encountered, and how to troubleshoot them
Collaboration: helping students work productively in teams
Creativity & critical thinking: helping students develop creative and rigorous solutions
Running interdisciplinary units
Full-day preferable, however a half-day is a possibility