Who should attend?
Any educator wanting to learn how to bring authentic and transformative Project Based Learning into their school and classroom.
What is EPIC Project Based Learning (PBL)?
Definition of Epic: 1. A story or narrative centered around a hero 2. Spectacular; impressive; memorable.
If we want the learning that happens in our schools and classrooms to be deeply ingrained and remembered, the learning experiences should be something students reflect on as a story.
EPIC Project Based Learning uses the power of storytelling and brain science to give educators practical and proven practices to achieve real student engagement. In return, learning that is permanent and memorable. Any teacher, in any subject area, and in any grade level can use the story-centered Project Based Learning framework to transform their classrooms into settings where students are engaged, challenged, and transformed.
Students in an EPIC Project Based Learning environment solve problems and challenges that matter to them, and as a result, are deeply engaged in the learning process. This means deeper learning of the content, as well as acquiring and developing critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and other success skills that come from doing authentic work.
EPIC Project Based Learning is not a replacement for existing teaching practices, lessons, and units. Instead, its gives authenticity to them which engages and transforms students.
EPIC Project Based Learning will help students:
Make connections between the content and their community and world
Prepare for college and career
Develop highly desired “soft skills” skills
Discover a deep and lasting love of learning
What can I expect from the workshop?
During the 1 day workshop, attendees will:
Build a strong understanding of PBL
Learn how to brainstorm, design, assess, and execute high quality, standards-based PBL projects
Create authentic tasks around pre existing teaching practices, lessons, and units
Work directly with Trevor to brainstorm projects for your own school and classes
Receive tools and resources to implement PBL
Get a copy of The Epic Classroom book
Receive 6 hours of DPPD credit
Location: Roselle Park Activity Building
State-of-the-art facility at the Roselle Park Nature Preserve, 13 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, MI.
1010 Grand River Drive NE, Ada, MI
Workshop Hours: 9am-3pm