LEADERSHIP SERIES

 

2018 Leadership Series

DATES: September 26 | October 18  |  December 13, 2018
TIME:
8:30 A.M – 3:30 P.M, registration 7:30 A.M.
SPEAKER:
Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy
LOCATION
: Kutztown University, McFarland Student Union Building,
15200 Kutztown Road, Kuztown, PA 19530

 
IN 3 SESSIONS
:
LEADING + LEARNING WITH PROJECT BASED LEARNING

“Leaders are critical in establishing a culture where PBL thrives.”

HACKING PROJECT BASED LEARNING

  • Space for Risk-Taking
  • Collaboration Skills
  • PBL-Worthy Content
  • Project Vision
  • Learning in Inquiry
  • Student Ownership
  • Feedback
  • Mini-Lessons
  • Guarantee Understanding
  • Reflection and Publishing

SCHOOL LEADERS WILL BE EMPOWERED TO:

  • Coach teachers in finding various entry points into PBL.
  • Identify key look-fors in a PBL classroom through classroom visitation and observations.
  • Support teachers’ development through providing meaningful PBL-based feedback.
  • Create a school-wide culture supportive to PBL implementation.

TEACHER LEADERS WILL BE EMPOWERED TO:

  • Create a classroom culture supportive to PBL implementation.
  • Identify current areas of practice where PBL can enhance student learning.
  • Explore techniques to facilitate the design of PBL experiences.

SPEAKERS

Ross Cooper is the elementary principal of T. Baldwin Demarest Elementary School in the Old Tappan School District in New Jersey, and the co-author of Hacking Project Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom. Previously, he was the supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12 in the Salisbury Township School District in Allentown, PA. His work involved practices that include project based learning, inquiry, assessment and grading, writing workshop, and reading comprehension. He’s an Apple distinguished educator and a Google certified innovator. Ross regularly speaks, presents, and conducts workshops related to his writings and professional experiences.

Erin Murphy is co-author of Hacking Project Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom. Erin serves as the assistant principal of Eyer Middle School in the East Penn School District. As a certified literacy specialist, she also coordinates the middle level ELA department. Erin’s classroom experiences range from kindergarten through fifth grade. In addition to project based learning, she also regularly consults with other leaders and learners regarding literacy, technology, and leadership.

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

  • Why do our students need PBL?
  • How does PBL improve student learning?
  • How do you overcome barriers to implementing PBL?
  • How do you transfer the ownership of assessment to your students?
  • How do we create a sustainable culture of inquiry and PBL?

TARGET AUDIENCE

This workshop series is designed for teams of district-level curriculum leaders, school-based administrators, and teacher leaders.

Each participant will receive a copy of Hacking Project Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom (Cooper & Murphy, 2016).

Qualifies for Act 45 and Act 48 credit hours:

This workshop will be offered for 38 Continuing Professional Education for School & System Leaders Act 45 hours. Administrators participating in this program for Act 45 hours are required to attend all three sessions and complete twenty hours of job-embedded assignments and a culminating project.

Individuals attending these workshops must arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop in order to receive 6 (six) Act 48 Professional Education hours per session.

REGISTRATION/INFORMATION

For more information on conference content, contact:
Dr. Christina Foehl – 610-987-8538 – chrfoe@berksiu.org

For registration information, contact:
Lori Gerber – 610-987-8421 – lorger@berksiu.org