Mathematics and Project-Based Learning
Learn to use project-based learning (PBL) in your math classrooms. PBL encourages students to explore real-world problems and challenges. According to the National Education Association, this model allows teachers to build relationships with students, colleagues, and the community as they help students work on projects.
Research indicates that PBL may increase students’ long-term retention, help them perform well on standardized tests, improve their problem-solving and collaboration skills, and improve their attitudes toward learning.
Learn the basics of project-based learning (PBL) and investigate how to create projects for mathematics classrooms. By workshop’s end, you will have a PBL to take back and use in your own classroom.
What You Take Home
About the Instructors
Stephanie Foster is a calculus, pre-cal and dual credit math teacher at Estacado High School in Lubbock Texas. She has taught secondary math for five years. She is a graduate from the UTeach summer masters program with a major in mathematics from The University of Texas at Austin.
Debra Nash is the Associate Director of Texas Tech’s T-STEM Center. She has worked in K-12 and college distance education curriculum at Texas Tech for 16 years. She helps middle and high school teachers and administrators learn to use project-based learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) classrooms.
- Participants outside of Region 17, please contact the T-STEM office to register. 806.834.4212 | email@example.com
- No fee for workshop
- Meals and lodging on your own
- July 22-23 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Classroom - Science Spectrum
2579 S. Loop 289, Lubbock, TX
- Focus on Grade Levels: 6-12