Novare is proud to be invited to participate in the Ed Leaders Tech for Schools Workshop at PBL World! PBL World is a National Conference that promotes Project Based Learning. We agree with the Buck Institute for Education, co-host of Ed Leaders Tech for Schools at PBL World and a leader in helping teachers prepare students for successful lives, that PBL engages students in real life problem solving, supported by research and develops deeper learning!
Why Project BasedLearning (PBL)?
Project Based Learning’s time has come. The experience of thousands of teachers across all grade levels and subject areas, backed by research, confirms that PBL is an effective and enjoyable way to learn – and develop deeper learning competencies required for success in college, career, and civic life. Why are so many educators across the United States and around the world interested in this teaching method? The answer is a combination of timeless reasons and recent developments.
- PBL makes school more engaging for students.Today’s students, more than ever, often find school to be boring and meaningless. In PBL, students are active, not passive; a project engages their hearts and minds, and provides real-world relevance for learning.
- PBL improves learning.After completing a project, students understand content more deeply, remember what they learn and retain it longer than is often the case with traditional instruction. Because of this, students who gain content knowledge with PBL are better able to apply what they know and can do to new situations.
- PBL builds success skills for college, career, and life.In the 21st century workplace and in college, success requires more than basic knowledge and skills. In a project, students learn how to take initiative and responsibility, build their confidence, solve problems, work in teams, communicate ideas, and manage themselves more effectively.
- PBL helps address standards. The Common Core and other present-day standards emphasize real-world application of knowledge and skills, and the development of success skills such as critical thinking/problem solving, collaboration, communication in a variety of media, and speaking and presentation skills. PBL is an effective way to meet these goals.
- PBL provides opportunities for students to use technology.Students are familiar with and enjoy using a variety of tech tools that are a perfect fit with PBL. With technology, teachers and students can not only find resources and information and create products, but also collaborate more effectively, and connect with experts, partners, and audiences around the world.
- PBL makes teaching more enjoyable and rewarding.Projects allow teachers to work more closely with active, engaged students doing high-quality, meaningful work, and in many cases to rediscover the joy of learning alongside their students.
- PBL connects students and schools with communities and the real world.Projects provide students with empowering opportunities to make a difference, by solving real problems and addressing real issues. Students learn how to interact with adults and organizations, are exposed to workplaces and adult jobs, and can develop career interests. Parents and community members can be involved in projects.
EdSurge, co-host to the Ed Leaders Tech for School Workshop at PBL World, describes the summit and demonstrates the value of attending this free conference.
“The Ed Leaders Tech for Schools Workshop at PBL World will give you the inside track on emerging tech & trends directly aligned with best practice Project Based Learning.”
The purpose is to “focus on deep engagement between education leaders and edtech companies through a personalized program based on district priorities for supporting teachers and school leaders in using Project Based Learning.
The workshop showcases innovative, effective technology tools for classrooms and schools that directly support high-quality PBL.”
Novare is honored to be selected to participate in this workshop.
See you at PBL World!