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Science Project-Based Learning (PBL)

Science PBL

"I’ve implemented project-based learning (PBL) in my science classroom, now what?" In this interactive two-day workshop, participants will be involved with protocols used to assess the level of rigor involved in previously implemented science PBL units.

Through facilitated planning and mini-workshop style lessons, the participants will increase their working knowledge of PBLs in science. Emphasis will be placed on formative assessments and how they can be used to increase the rigor of PBLs and ensure learning.



What You Take Home

  • Science Formative Assessment: 75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning ($37.00 value)
  • Deconstruction tips and techniques to increase the rigor of PBLs
  • A polished science PBL unit/presentation
  • Research-based data and tools surrounding science PBL
  • Texas College and Career Readiness Standards Booklet
  • 1.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Texas Tech University ($30 if requested)
  • 18 hours Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit
  • 9 hours of content qualify as Gifted and Talented Education credit

About the Instructors

Felicia Pittman

Felicia Pittman has a Bachelor’s degree in biology AS chemistry, and M.Ed. in educational administration, and an Ed.D. in educational administration. She will receive her Superintendent Certification in 2015.

She is a T-STEM Leadership Coach for Educate Texas. She also conducts professional development and is an affiliate faculty member for the University of Texas at Dallas and is a T-STEM Academy Leader for Conrad STEM Academy in Dallas ISD.

Dr. Pittman has been a science teacher in Texas and Louisiana, a laboratory manager/senior chemist for Shell Oil Products, and a laboratory research associate for the Louisiana State University Health Science Center.

Registration

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Registration Form

  • Email registration form to jana.winter@ttu.edu
  • Registration Deadline - June 23rd
  • Fee: No charge for this workshop,
    but registration is required to attend
  • Limited to 25 participants
  • Meals and lodging on your own
Details
  • July 14-15, 2014
  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Daily Instruction
  • Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX
  • Classroom: TBA
  • Focus on Grade Levels: 6-12