Getting Strarted with Project Based Learning
Just what is Project-Based Learning? Is it just old-school thematic teaching? What about standards? "Project-Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge." - The Buck Institute for Education.
In this online, self-paced course you will develop project-based learning opportunities for your students.
Runs 1/13/20- 2/21/20
Course # at PDPro: 12935
For questions please contact Keli Kinsella at: firstname.lastname@example.org
STEM and Innovation: Design Thinking Study Team
This design thinking study team will focus on shifting to an exponential mindset through design thinking. We will offer this study team once per month after school for 90 minutes. Each session will address design thinking frameworks from Stanford University’s d.school and IDEO. We will have both 2019-2020 SY.
Course # at PDPro: 11294
Near Space Balloon Launch Training and Mission Prep
This course is a mandatory training for anyone interested in launching a near-space weather balloon. The training will include breakout sessions to refresh and learn our new launch procedures, review our new onboard computer hardware and software, sensor suite, iPad App and real-time data collection methods. We will also discuss StratoStar’s near-space balloon launch classroom curriculum and school implementation. Our training process is an 8 step learning program. Starting with the first session, you’ll learn all about mission planning. By the end of the process, you’ll have a complete understanding of launching, tracking, and analyzing a StratoStar mission.
Course # at PDPro: 11305
Idea Accelerator for Education (X Lab)
The X Lab will be a half-day experience for teachers and administrators. We will meet 3 times per year (limited seats available) giving participants a place to solve real problems they are facing in their classrooms and buildings. Using design-based problem solving, teachers and administrators will work to create impact design solutions and build a culture of innovation in their building. The X Lab is completely opt-in, collaborative, and impactful. Participants commit to regular meetings as a Design Team and are coached on their ideas. The Design Lab guides participants through an iterative process that involves gathering information, developing possibilities and evolving them into viable solutions. We learn together, from each other, and through new insights.
Course # at PDPro: 11311