Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction
Better Together: Connecting Project-Based Learning & Competency-Based Education
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As we seek to shift the U.S. system of education toward competency-based education (CBE), project-based learning (PBL) offers a powerful, complementary strategy for greater student engagement and more authentic learning inside and outside the classroom, and vice versa. But how do CBE and PBL connect in actual implementation?
Please join a presentation and panel discussion on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM (ET); 10:00 – 11:00 AM (PT) to hear from experts at Lucas Education Research and Springpoint Schools, as well as a principal, teacher, network leader, and student from a high school that is implementing PBL and CBE together. Gain insights to advance project-based learning practices in your CBE-focused school, district, or other setting—as well as to support your PBL initiatives with competency-based education practices. The presentation will be immediately followed by a 30-minute optional breakout discussion to go deeper into classroom and school implementation of PBL and CBE.
* This Webinar continues the conversations from “Deepening Project-Based Learning: Lessons from Powerful New Research and Practice” (May 20, 2021)
Highlights will include:
School Spotlight on CBE and PBL Practice
School leaders and a student from the lab high school at Building 21 Allentown will discuss the lessons they have learned pursuing CBE and PBL together and how their work looks in practice.
New “Crosswalk” of CBE and PBL
Lucas Education Research has drafted a comparison of CBE and PBL, identifying major areas of shared purpose and similarities across different dimensions of the educational system—from instruction and assessment to professional learning and systems support.
- Understand the commonalities between PBL and CBE
- Understand the ways CBE and PBL connect in implementation at different levels of the system (classroom, school, district)
- Identify the big shifts needed to succeed with both of these approaches
- Learn to leverage the two approaches together at your school/district or in your classroom
Breonna Allah, Student, Building 21, Allentown
Telsa Comunale, Assistant School Leader, Building 21, Allentown
Kristin De Vivo, Executive Director, Lucas Education Research
Heather Harlen, Founding Teacher, Building 21, Allentown
Christy Kingham, Director, Leadership and School Design, Springpoint
Ayris Sanders, Director of Lab Schools, Building 21 Network
Rochelle Urban, Program Manager, Lucas Education Research
Nathan Warner, Director of Teaching and Learning, Lucas Education Research
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