June 19-21: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.Problem-based learning (PBL) is an applied approach in which students learn by working together in groups to find solutions to open-ended and relevant problems. In addition to problem-solving, students develop reasoning, communication, and self-assessment skills in the process.
PBL captures students’ attention and fosters engagement as the problems are typically drawn from real-life scenarios. This three-day workshop will offer teachers a chance to explore ways to bring PBL to their classrooms.
The first two days of the workshop will be led by PBL expert Dr. Mark Serva, Ph.D. of Problem-Based Learning at University of Delaware. Dr. Serva will provide participants with an overview of PBL, examples of its successful implementation, opportunities to develop problems and assessments specific to their curricula. He will also introduce team-based learning methods that teachers can use to help students tackle problems. On the third day of the workshop, Episcopal’s Center for Teaching and Learning staff will guide teachers through further development of their problems and the building-out of complete units for immediate use in the classroom.