This summer the CFT is hosting a series of workshops organized by a variety of teachers from Westminster, Drew Charter, and other organizations. One of the 2-day workshops being organized is PBL: Let’s Build Something Together, run by Bo Adams and Jill Gough. Bo and Jill have been collaborating for many years on helping the Junior High School at The Westminster Schools become a professional learning community. In addition, they developed a semester course for 8th grade students, Synergy, that uses the principles of project-based learning. The workshop uses ideas they developed for their Synergy course adapted to a community of 12 teachers who are interested in learning more about PBL.
The attached video shows a small group of teachers explaining an idea they are working on that came from a brainstorming exercise in the first morning of the workshop.