The Destination: Problem-Based Learning (DPBL) project at the Experiential Learning Center at Truckee Meadows Community College advocates for and supports problem-based learning in STEM classrooms nationally. We develop tools for faculty creating and assessing PBL scenarios and tasks for their classrooms and sponsor a Library of Scenarios and Tasks. We work with our PBL and ATE allies to develop professional development opportunities including the SC ATE National Resource Center‘s Roots and Wings Instructional Leadership Institute in Charleston SC, Leeward Community College’s Pacific Region Learning Summit (PRLS) May 13-17th, and the Mid Pacific ICT Center’s Summer Faculty Professional Development Continue reading
Lani Uyeno and Leanne Riseley of Leeward Community College, Pearl City, Hawaii will be presenting on the use of teamwork for 21st Century learning at the International First Year Experience in Waikoloa, Hawaii in June 2013. The Problem-Based Learning (PBL) approach and how teamwork is incorporated into PBL will be shared, along with suggestions on smoothly incorporating teamwork into courses.
James Jones, Executive Director of the MPICT Center at City College of San Francisco recently interviewed Jane Ostrander, PI, Destination: Problem-Based Learning project at MPICT’s Winter Conference in San Francisco. To learn more about what PBL is and why bother learning how to teach with PBL, watch the video on MPICT’s YouTube Channel.
Join us at this summer’s Faculty Development Week event at the Mission Campus of CCSF in San Francisco, CA, June 17-21, 2013 for the PBL workshop Teach Your Students to Think for Themselves with PBL.
Registration and information (check out the travel stipends) are available at:
Susan Waldman of Leeward Community College, Pearl City, Hawaii, will be presenting the use of PBL with pre-college writers at the Fifth Annual Conference on Acceleration at the Community College of Baltimore County, Maryland, in June 2013. Combining Problem-based Learning with the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) helps developmental students understand purpose in writing and focuses their research efforts. All student work in the Composition I class relates directly to issues and problems relevant to the scenario of an organic farm.
Conference url: http://alp-deved.org/2012/10/2013-conference/