[Other workshops/retreats and keynote presentations available upon request]
Looking for a PBL Partner?
We're available to meet with small groups or individual teachers to take your PBL projects to the next level. We'll help develop the PBL curriculum, design/adapt PBL curricula for the online/hybrid learning environment, troubleshoot classroom challenges, assist with the development of meaningful assessments, and more!
$100/hour of consultation.
Request our assistance today!
Hands-on Elementary GLOBE Material Kits Now Available at our Xcite Learning Store.
Other Popular Workshop Titles:
Motivation Matters: 7 Ways to Ignite, Excite, and Engage 21st Century Learners! Design your K-12 classroom around these 7 principles to create a learning environment that will have your students engaged, learning, and thirsty for more!
Motivating and Engaging Online Teaching! Pandemic Woes??? Having a hard time keeping your students motivated and engaged during online instruction? Design meaningful and engaging activities for your students using principles of human motivation as your guide.
[60 - 90 minutes]
- Learning Should Be Latte!TedX Toledo Talk
- Measuring What Matters: Assessing The
- Motivation Matters: 7 Ways to Ignite, Excite, and Engage 21st Century Learners!
- Roots to STEM: Prezi
- Roots to Women in STEM: Video
- Mindset & the New Psychology of Success
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Project-Based Learning [PBL] 1.0 & 2.0 Remote PD [via ZOOM].
PBL 1.0: February 16 and 17, 2021
Are you hoping to learn PBL Basics and get started implementing PBL? If so, this workshop is perfect for you! You'll DISCOVER PBL as a powerful and effective inquiry-based learning framework for people of all ages in all learning environments and all disciplines. Learn the difference between traditional classroom projects vs. PBL and how to make traditional projects gold standard PBL experiences for students. ACCESS ready-to-use PBL units for your particular learning environment needs. $100/participant
PBL 2.0: March 2 and 3, 2021
Are you looking to take the PBL experience to the next level and DESIGN your own PBL units? Well then, this workshop is just right for you! Learn to TWEAK an old unit, BUILD a new unit, and /or DESIGN ASSESSMENTS and RUBRICS to measure the effectiveness of your PBL experience. $100/participant
Bring a team and develop an interdisciplinary PBL unit.
Growth Mindset 1.0 & 2.0 - Dates TBD
Is Growth Mindset a concept that is rather new to you? If so, our Growth Mindset 1.0 option is just right for you! Mindset is a theory developed by Carol Dweck, Ph.D. regarding the psychology of success. Dweck makes the case that people with a GROWTH vs. FIXED mindset are much more apt to fulfill their potential, persevere when faced with adversity, and take on more challenging tasks. We'll examine the theory and use it as a framework to develop teaching materials, routines, and practices that support the psychology of success for immediate implementation into your classroom, team, school, and/or home. All Mindset 1.0 participants will create a Mindset Action Plan with classroom lessons and materials to use RIGHT NOW!
Are you a veteran in regard to the concept of Mindset? Then come to our Growth Mindset 2.0 Leadership Training. You and a small group of other veterans will learn how to elevate Growth Mindset at your school or within your district. You will develop coaching strategies, create a Growth Mindset professional development plan and training materials, and/or learn how to lead a parent/community mindset program.
Bring a team and develop a school/program-wide mindset plan! [team discounts available].
K-5 Supercharged STEM 2.0 - Dates TBD
Explore ways to make your grades K - 5 STEM lessons Supercharged and Picture Perfect by infusing STEM inquiry and literature. Learn how to supercharge STEM lessons in your classroom using our Science, Technology, Engineering, and Design model. Participants receive an inquiry-based STEM lesson book and a hands-on science teaching "kit", and a grade-appropriate literature book. Bring a team and design a STEM experience for your grade level [team discounts available]. This workshop is PART II of the Supercharged Science workshop, focusing on STEM design challenges.
Science Assessment Matters - Dates TBD
Join us to create a science assessment plan chock full of opportunities to measure HOW EACH CHILD IS SMART, rather than merely how smart each child is! Build formative and summative assessments to truly measure what matters [base knowledge, scientific thinking, and processes, active participation, and engagement]! Participants receive Page Keeley's Science Formative Assessment book and a collection of her "Uncovering Student Ideas" probes. This session will focus on principles of Universal Design as related to best practices in differentiated assessment practices.
Two-Day Professional Development Face to Face Retreats:
COST: $300/teacher or $275/teacher if 4+ teachers/district
LOCATION: The 577 Foundation, Perrysburg, Ohio. A beautiful retreat & conference setting.
WHAT TO EXPECT: All workshop participants receive:
TIMES: 8:30- 3:30 pm each day
*Please Note: Registration is subject to a $50 Cancellation Fee if canceled within 10 business days of the first session.