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Durriyyah Bryant
Extension Educator, Community Health
University of Illinois Extension
Enterprise Center
2205 Enterprise Drive, Suite 501
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: 708-449-4320
FAX: 708-492-1805
kemp@illinois.edu

Courtnye Nichole Jackson
Extension Educator, Small Animal Health
University of Illinois Extension
4747 Lincoln Mall Drive
Suite 601
Matteson, IL 60443
Phone: 708-679-6889
FAX: 708-679-6855
courtnye@illinois.edu

Maria E Gutierrez
Program Coordinator, S.T.E.M.-SEL
University of Illinois Extension
Enterprise Center
2205 Enterprise Drive, Suite 501
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: 7084494326
FAX: 708-492-1805
maraiza@illinois.edu

Michael Neil
Program Coordinator, STEM
University of Illinois Extension
Enterprise Center
2205 Enterprise Drive, Suite 501
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: 708-449-4320
FAX: 708-492-1805
mneil3@illinois.edu

2017 Project Based Learning Cohort

2017 Project Based Learning Cohort

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Teachers, have you heard about Project Based Learning (PBL)? Are you interested in implementing it, but, are unsure of where to start? Join our Fall Cohort as we dive into this strategy and explore, experience, engage, and extend (E4) the art of project-based learning.

Participants in the Project-Based Learning Cohort will cover a variety of topics and strategies for seamless implementation of PBL in their classroom.  The cohort, designed for middle and high school teachers, will benefit upper elementary-level educators as well.  Participants will receive sample projects, coaching and technical assistance.

What is Project-Based Learning?

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is an inquiry-based instructional model that fosters students abilities to explore real world issues and problems.  Students consider issues that they find meaningful and work collaboratively to explore, experience, engage, and extend their learning.

Select from two convenient locations! (all sessions are from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.):

  • South Suburban, 4747 Lincoln Mall Drive Suite 601, Matteson, IL  60443
    • Thursday: Sep. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, and Dec. 14
  • West Suburban, 2205 Enterprise Drive Suite 501, Westchester, IL  60154
    • Friday: Sep. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, and Dec. 15

What are the benefits of participating in the cohort?

  • 8 total Continuing Education Professional Development Units (CPDUs) upon completion of all 4 sessions
  • Receive materials (books, journal articles) to assist with your projects at each meeting
  • Receive valuable feedback from other educators and peers
  • Learn more about the PBL process
  • Discuss current literature and information necessary for successful development, implementation, and assessment of projects.
  • Build a lasting connection with a network of educators
  • Snacks!  Fun!  Learning!

The deadline to register for this program is Wednesday, September 13, 2017