Int’l Teachers: Problem, Project and Design-Based Teaching (TTC 118)

Rich Lehrer
Rome 13-17 July 2020

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International schools have the unique opportunity to provide a variety of authentic learning experiences for students, expose students to a range of experts in their respective fields and to provide opportunities for students to find and solve meaningful problems both locally, in their community, and globally. If you are looking for more contemporary and progressive teaching approaches that empower students as agents of their own learning, this course is for you. 

Participants will learn and practice how to:

  • Write effective driving questions to design Problem, Project, and/or Design-based units.

  • Identify the essential elements of effective Problem, Project, and Design-based teaching approaches.

  • Effectively manage, scaffold, and assess student learning using Problem, Project, and/or Design-based teaching approaches.

  • Build a culture of student independence, collaboration, ownership, and inquiry in the classroom community through Problem, Project, and Design-based teaching approaches.

  • Apply strategies to encourage students to design, create and think while empowering them to solve authentic problems for real world audiences.

  • Develop and/or refine a Problem, Project, and/or Design-based Learning unit.

This course is suitable for certified teachers working in international schools.

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