Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Call for PBL Presenter

On October 25th, 2013, the schools in Valemount and McBride are hosting a day of professional development at McBride Secondary (School District 57) with a main focus on Project-Based Learning.

The PGDTA Pro-D Committee is looking for an individual who is interested in presenting and facilitating a full-day workshop on this topic.

We will cover mileage to and from McBride (presumably from Prince George), cost of accommodation (one or two nights), and a $400 honorarium in addition to one release day for prep and/or travel. Presenters from outside School District 57 are welcome to submit expressions of interest or make inquiries. Additional travel costs or presenter requirements can be accommodated.

The “mini-conference” will be free and open to any educators but will focus on intermediate and secondary teachers from Valemount and McBride (the Robson Valley sublocal of School District 57).

The structure and style of the day will be up to the presenter and the host schools, but may include:
  • student examples of PBL 
  • strategies for developing good inquiry questions 
  • integrating diverse curricula or place-based learning 
  • managing the steps of PBL, including presentation 
  • assessing PBL (self / peer / teacher / formative / summative) 
  • co-developing existing projects from the attendees (e.g. project tuning) 
Expressions of interest (brief description of your PBL background and presentation approach) and general inquiries can be made to:

Glen Thielmann, Pro-D Chair  gthielmann @
email or phone (afternoons M-F) if you have questions 250-562-7214 loc. 104 

Deadline for expression of interest: Oct. 2nd, 2013

Presenter will be selected by Pro-D Committee and notified by Oct. 8th, 2013


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