2013-2014 Gadsden PBL Training Calendar
(All workshops begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.)
August 29-30: Session 1 & 2
September 26-27: Session 3 & 4
October 17-18: Session 5 & 6
January 13: Session 7
Workshop Participants Identify Ideal Gadsden ISD Grad in Wordle
2013-2014 PBL Workshop Participant Handouts
Workshop participants can access all handouts used during training by clicking on each item.
• August 29-30 handouts
• Learning About Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injury
• Beat Michigan! Beat Cancer!
• Emerson's Children's Safe Drinking Water Project
• Hunger at Home and Beyond
• Science in Action: A Multiage Invasive Species Removal and Replacement
• Gadsden Graduate Wordle Poster
• September 26-27 handouts
• Don't Say Nope to Hope
• Positive Plants
• Kids for Critters
• Build-A-Boat: Set Sail with St. James
• "Preschool Buddy" Partnership
• Paper Clips Teaching Guide
• October 17-18 handouts
• January 13 handouts
Other Resources to Check Out
Other Helpful Video Resources
It Really Actually Changed My Life: Produced by the Buck Institute of Education, this video documents high school students reflecting on their experience of project based learning and describes how they not only learned a great deal of content, but also practiced the 21st century skills needed for personal and workplace success. Click here to view video.
Project Based Learning Explained: This simple video, produced by the Buck Institute of Education, makes the essential elements of PBL come alive and brings to light the 21st Century skills that will enable K-12 students to be college and work-ready as well as effective members of their communities. Click here to view video.
Elementary Project: Courtyard Redesign: 5th graders from Madison, Wisconsin public school present their finished designs to a group of school architects, planners, & designers. The video also demonstrates teacher planning. Click here to view video (BIE).
Media Saves the Beach: An eleventh grade class at High Tech High is inspired by a state policy to cut the water testing budget in San Diego. Click here to view video.
Videos Used as Part of PBL Training Workshops
Download/find information on any videos/websites used in the training sessions. If a video isn't available for viewing on this website, you can borrow them from us by completing this form.
Schools That Change Communities (Crellin Elementary segment): Click here to go to website for more information. Video can be borrowed from us.
The Memory Project: The Memory Project is a unique initiative in which art students create portraits for children and teens around the world who have been neglected, orphaned, or disadvantaged. Click here to view video.
Learning in Deed: This video was created as a result of the report from the National Commission on Service-Learning, reflecting nearly a year of study and discussion about service-learning, a teaching strategy that combines service to the community with classroom curriculum in K-12 schools. Click Part 1 and Part 2 to view complete video.
We Love Our Home: This Animoto was created by Kendra Henderson, La Luz Early Childhood Center located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The video documents the service-Learning project Kendra and her students created to study about an positively impact their environment "with their own two hands." View video.
Addressing Childhood Hunger through a Semester of Service: Daniel, a 3rd grader at Elsa England Elementary in Austin, Texas, talks about childhood hunger in his region and how his classmates are taking action to address the issue. Their teacher, Ms. Brunson, received a Sodexo Foundation School Engagement Grant to facilitate a Semester of Service™, an extended service-learning framework that utilizes classroom learning to address a meaningful community issue. To get involved and to learn more about a Semester of Service, visit: www.YSA.org/semester. View video.
Third Graders on Ending Hunger Through Service-Learning: Third Graders at Elsa England Elementary in Austin, Texas, talk about their Semester of Service, an extended service-learning framework that combines classroom learning to address a meaningful community issue. Funded through a grant from Sodexo Foundation and YSA, the students are spending the school year studying and taking action to address the issue of childhood hunger in their community. View video.
• The Line -- 60 Minutes II
• Cells Gone Wild
• Mattie Stepanek
• Stand Up 2 Cancer
• Blankets Tell a Story
• My Restaurant Project
• Everyday People Make A Difference: Lost Boys of Sudan
Sources: Buck Institute of Education (BIE), High Tech High, National Commission on Service-Learning, Edutopia, Bob Gilner, Partnerships Make A Difference