PBL Design Workshop for School Leaders
Intended Audience: high school principals, district curriculum leaders, instructional coaches & lead teachers
As Vermont schools engage in the work of implementing proficiency-based learning (PBL) systems, many school leaders are discovering the challenges of shifting to this new approach. Participants in this series will examine their school structures in light of their educational priorities and values. Facilitators will lead an investigation of PBL decision points and share resources, including related research, local examples, and other documents from the field. Facilitators will also lead a discussion of the PBL design trade-offs, challenges, and successes encountered so far. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of key decision points in designing assessment, grading, and reporting for PBL.
Facilitators will guide participating districts through an inquiry process shaped by guiding principles (below) and strengthened with approaches from the field that have worked. Facilitators will solicit implementation challenges & problems of practice from participating districts in order to meet specific needs in a timely way. There will be time for inter-district collaboration as well as team time for districts to apply new learning to their unique local contexts.
Learning Objectives: Systems approach, Change Strategies, and Communications
The Essex Resort
70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 04552
Dates + Times
September 27, 2018 | October 25, 2018 | November 15, 2018
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
$2,400 per team of four
Add up to three additional members at a rate of $450 per person
Registration Fee includes:
Light Breakfast, Lunch, and Afternoon Snack
Michael Martin, Ed.D, Director of Learning for South Burlington School District
Mike McRaith, Principal, Montpelier High School