Thursday, February 25, 2010

Keeping Your Project on the Rails

Next up in our PBL~Better with Practice webinar series is a March 4 discussion about project management. Or, as we're calling it, "Keeping Your Project on the Rails." We'll meet in our Learn Central Elluminate Room at 2:00 and 5:00 pst. Please join us!
Experienced teachers will be sharing their advice, tips, and resources for keeping projects on track. For instance, Sue Boudreau will explain how she has adapted project management processes from industry to work with middle-schoolers. Neil Stephenson will dig deeper into questioning, explaining how inquiry evolves during a complex project. Lisa Parisi will offer well-honed advice for managing PBL with elementary students. Nichole Kotasek will get into the nitty-gritty of managing teams and the other issues that arise during the implementation phase of projects. Nichole's school uses Project Foundry, and we'll hear more about how that PBL platform works, too.
Thanks in advance to these practitioners, who are generously sharing their time and strategies. Can't wait to hear where the discussion goes!
Meanwhile, please join the PBL~Better with Practice group in Classroom 2.0, where more than 70 folks are shaping this conversation and expanding their professional network.
Photo by Rachel Cowan, Creative Commons

Monday, February 1, 2010

Better with Practice - A Webinar Discussion Series

Once a project launches there's a lot to attend to. Let's look beyond project design to the implementation phase of projects and share our challenges and best ideas.

Join us for our webinar series

Better with Practice: PBL Implementation Tips from the Field

  1. How to Create a Culture of Inquiry - February 18 event login
  2. Keeping Your Project on the Rails - March 4
  3. It’s Not Over When It’s Over: The Project Spiral - March 11
To accommodate time zone differences, sessions are offered twice at 2:00 and at 5:00 pacific. Each session lasts an hour. Series sponsor is Project Foundry.

Help shape the series in an unconference-y way. Join the Classroom 2.0 group Better with Practice and help us decide what we should be attending to.