Inquiry through Project-Based Learning Workshop

November 4-5, 2017

Yew Chung International School of Beijing

Date: November 4-5, 2017, Saturday and Sunday

Time: 7:45-16:00, both days, inclusive of lunches and tea breaks

Location: Yew Chung International School of Beijing

Our Goal: For participants to understand the components of an effective inquiry in a project-based experience; and how to design and implement a project-based experience with students in the 2017-2018 school year. In addition, for site leaders to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to support them.

Our Ideal Audience: Middle Level teachers across several subjects and instructional coaches (curriculum coordinators, leads and supervisors)

Welcome to the Inquiry through Project-Based Learning Workshop

Inquiry based learning engages students, provides for deeper learning, and helps them engage in authentic learning outside of the school walls. The problem is, many of us aren’t equipped with a framework to do inquiry well. Project-Based Learning provides that framework.

This Inquiry through Project-Based Learning Workshop will provide participants with all the tools, understanding and skills to design and implement an inquiry rich cross- curricular project- based experience to deepens student learning.

In this highly interactive 2-day workshop participants will be led through an interactive exploration of highly successful and inquiry rich project- based experiences in order to better develop their own. By the end of the two days, participants will have framed appropriate inquiries, designed the appropriate in and out of school experiences, organized formative and summative assessment, and planned the entry event and exhibition for a project based experience to implement in the 2017-2018 school year!

Led by Kyle Wagner—a High Tech High trained PBL coach and one of China’s foremost leadership and innovation consultants for international schools—the instruction provided will leave you with tools and strategies to:

  • Identify the components of successful Project-Based Experiences
  • Design their own inquiry rich PBL experience which includes how to:
    • Frame and create an essential inquiry to guide the experience
    • Develop student inquiry through inquiry- based strategies
    • Design assessments to measure student learning and ensure growth in the project
    • Incorporate rigorous content and skills based off of school curriculum
    • Plan an exhibition of student learning
    • Establish experiential learning opportunities and milestones with the project

The mornings of Day One and Day Two will be a more deliberate approach to learning the essentials of project- based learning with guided activities to understand its components.

The afternoons of Day One and Day Two will consist of work time and critique for interdisciplinary groups to develop their own project- based experiences.