Deep Dive Courses for Educators

For teachers who have completed our Discovery and Odyssey Courses, Deep Dive Courses cover special topics in Project Based Learning and give you over 100 cumulative hours of training.

Deep Dive Courses for Educators

Art and Science of Challenge-Based Learning

You’ll have the opportunity to observe and co-facilitate a segment of a THINK Global School learning project in the field, as well as join THINK Learning Studio facilitator teams guiding other educators through their own Discovery Course journey. Through this process, you’ll learn:

  • How to mentor the writing of student rubrics & tables of excellence.
  • How to structure a student-driven showcase as a public product.
  • How to mentor a teaching faculty guided by PBL pedagogy.
  • How to assess co-teaching faculty and prepare for PBL driven accreditation .
  • Example course (1 of many) — Deep Dive 1: Moving from Occasional Projects to a PBL Mindset Classroom

What You’ll Learn:

In addition to working directly with our sister organization, THINK Global School, all Deep Dive courses invite participants to explore very specific PBL topics in greater detail.

Examples Include:

  • Deep Dive 1: Moving from Occasional Projects to a PBL Mindset Classroom
  • Deep Dive 2: Assessments, Evaluations and Standards
  • Deep Dive 3: Professional Peer Observation and Collaboration
  • Deep Dive 4: Designing Learning Targets for Specific Education Settings
  • Deep Dive 5: Process Portfolios and Public Showcases
  • Deep Dive 6: Strategic Partnerships and Local Experts
  • Deep Dive 7: Utilizing the Real World as the Classroom

 

 

Sample Schedule

Day 1

Deep Dive 1: Moving from Occasional Projects to a PBL Mindset Classroom

Go Big or Go Home

  • Topic: Developing adaptable Driving Questions as classroom culture
  • Topic: Teacher as supporting facilitator, not project designer
  • Topic: Planning a semester around all-in PBL mindsets and strategies
  • Topic: Shifting physical classrooms to agile studios and R+D labs

Day 2

Deep Dive 1: Moving from Occasional Projects to a PBL Mindset Classroom

Making Time and Feedback Flexible

  • Topic: Making time and pace adapt to project goals
  • Topic: Deconstructing the ‘classroom’ time table
  • Topic: Helping students develop realworld audiences and mentors
  • Topic: Seeing the ‘end of a project’ as just a stage

Day 3

Deep Dive 1: Moving from Occasional Projects to a PBL Mindset Classroom

Student Voice and Choice 2.0

  • Topic: Shifting from teacher questions to long-term student vision
  • Topic: Helping educators start and end as facilitators
  • Topic: Building student portfolios around genuine inquiry and discovery
  • Topic: Hacking the world and other entrepreneurial strategies

Day 4

Deep Dive 1: Moving from Occasional Projects to a PBL Mindset Classroom

Bringing the Outside In

  • Topic: Developing networks of just-in-time experts and mentors
  • Topic: Redesigning the classroom as ‘basecamp’
  • Topic: Helping students develop custom teams of guides and coaches
  • Topic: Turning the community into the classroom

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Let’s build something just for you.

After years of transforming the original THINK Global School curriculum to support educators and students in an ever-changing world, we’re pros at turning the unexpected into valuable learning opportunities.

No matter your resources or context, we’ll work together to shape a unique project-based learning culture centered on what makes your learning community one of a kind.

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