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Project Based Learning Teacher Training - Beaver County

Training Overview

Catalyst Connection, in collaboration with ASSET STEM Education, is offering a two-day workshop on project-based learning to Beaver County and surrounding area teachers to develop the ability to design and facilitate effective project-based learning for their students. To do this, teachers will examine project-based learning from the perspectives of both education and industry while collaborating with other teachers on implementing strategies. 

Teacher Benefits

  • Enhance skills and develop knowledge related to project-based learning
  • Learn new skills used in industry to better manage projects in the classroom including Lean manufacturing and Project Management Institute best practices
  • Better prepare students for careers in manufacturing and other STEM related fields
  • Connection of industry projects to state and national standards
  • Greater “buy-in” on industry connected STEM programs from administration
  • Free book: Project-Based Learning:  Differentiating Instruction for the 21st Century, by William N. Bender
  • Tour of a local manufacturing company
  • Act 48 Hours will be made available
  • Lunch provided at no charge on both workshop days
  • Value of training totals more than $500 per teacher

Other Details

Course is ideally suited for those with previous experience with industry/career related projects (ie Adventures in Technology, BotsIQ, FIRST, Fluid Power Challenge) but is not a requirement

Limited availability of 16 teachers

Training is for teachers of grades 7-12.

Teachers are encouraged to attend with a peer either in a related subject area or from a lower grade level to facilitate on-going conversations and implementation strategies within the school.

Please note: Day 1 will be held at the Community College of Beaver County.  Day 2 will be held at Beaver Intermediate Unit.

Funded in part by Chevron and the Benedum Foundation

 

$50

Includes materials and lunch

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