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Project-Based Learning: Transformative Strategies for Engaging Education

Duration:
5-Day Course
Language:
English
Course Overview

Unlock the transformative potential of Project-Based Learning (PBL) with our 5-day training course designed to equip educators with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to implement dynamic and engaging projects in their classrooms. This immersive program is tailored for teachers seeking to revolutionize their teaching approach, fostering student curiosity, collaboration, and real-world problem-solving skills.

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Course Objectives
  • Understand the principles and benefits of Project-Based Learning.
  • Explore successful PBL examples and their impact on student engagement and achievement.
  • Learn to design effective PBL units, selecting relevant and meaningful project topics.
  • Develop project timelines and strategies for managing complexity.
  • Shift from a traditional teaching role to an effective PBL facilitator.
  • Cultivate a collaborative classroom environment and address group dynamics.

Schedule

Day 1:

  • Introduction to Project-Based Learning (PBL).
  • Understanding the Principles of PBL.
  • Definition and core principles of Project-Based Learning.
  • Benefits of PBL for student engagement and learning outcomes.
  • Overview of successful PBL examples.
  • Designing Effective PBL Units.
  • Key components of a well-designed PBL unit.
  • Selecting meaningful and relevant project topics.
  • Aligning projects with curriculum standards.

Day 2: 

  • Planning and Structuring PBL Units.
  • Project Planning and Timeline.
  • Breaking down a PBL unit into manageable stages.
  • Developing a project timeline.
  • Strategies for managing project scope and complexity.
  • Assessment in PBL.
  • Types of assessments in PBL.
  • Designing authentic assessments that align with project goals.
  • Rubric development for evaluating both process and product.

Day 3: 

  • Role of the Teacher in PBL.
  • Shifting from a traditional role to a facilitator.
  • Strategies for guiding and supporting student inquiry.
  • Creating a collaborative classroom environment.
  • Group Dynamics and Collaboration.
  • Effective team formation and management.
  • Addressing challenges in group work
  • Fostering a culture of collaboration.

Day 4: 

  • Leveraging Technology for PBL.
  • Identifying appropriate digital tools for PBL.
  • Integrating technology to enhance collaboration and research.
  • Addressing digital equity in PBL.
  • Showcasing PBL Success Stories.
  • Teacher and student testimonials on successful PBL experiences.
  • Sharing examples of PBL projects that have made a real-world impact.

Day 5: 

  • Reflecting on PBL Implementation.
  • Teachers share their experiences with PBL implementation.
  • Reflective exercises on successes and challenges.
  • Strategies for continuous improvement.
  • Creating a PBL Action Plan.
  • Teachers develop individualized plans for integrating PBL into their classrooms.
  • Setting goals and timelines for PBL implementation.
  • Resources and ongoing support for PBL.
  • Feedback and evaluation course.
Next Dates
LocationStarting DateStatusEnrol
Porto12 February, 2024Contact Us
Braga22 April, 2024Contact Us
Barcelos17 June, 2024Pre-Confirmed
Lisbon16 September, 2024Pre-Confirmed
Porto18 November, 2024Pre-Confirmed

Price

All expenses can be covered through a Knowledge Acquisition (KA) subsidy within the Erasmus+ initiative. This is a 5-day training course in which Mobility Friends imposes a fee of 450 euros per attendee, in courses located in the cities of the continent. For the Madeira and Azores, the price will be 480 euros. The price includes the training course, a coffee break, and a cultural visit to the city where the course is held.

Important Info

Certificate

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who attend minimum of 80% of the course.


Schedule

The time of classes, whether in the morning or afternoon is determined by the provider. The schedule may vary considerably based on participants’ preferences and the trainer’s discretion regarding any modifications.


Cultural activities

The participants will have the opportunity to visit the most emblematic cities of Portugal (Porto, Braga, Guimarães, Aveiro, Viana do Castelo, and others). The cultural activity program may differ according to the participant’s choice. One cultural visit to the city, where the course is located, is included in the price.


Equipment

For certain courses, it may be necessary for you to bring your own laptop. Our team will inform you in case of need.

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