Facilitated Facilitated by: Andrew Jones & Gabe Hamilton
Date: October 4, 2018 Time: 8:30 registration 9:00-3:30 (light breakfast and lunch included) 6 recertification hours
Includes book: Standards-Based Learning in Action: Moving from Theory to Practice (2018)
Target Audience: Teachers of Grades 6-12 new to PBL
Description: Get up to speed with the “why”, “what”, and “how” of proficiency-based (PBL) practices. Regardless of the school or district policy in place, there are certain principles of practice that apply to any context. Whether you teach sixth grade or high school physics, this workshop will provide you with the key concepts and practices underpinning proficiency-based learning. Topics include: writing learning targets, leveraging formative assessments, providing effective feedback, making homework meaningful, designing summative assessments, structuring reassessment opportunities, using proficiency scales, and more. This workshop is particularly geared toward new teachers, however it is useful for any educator unfamiliar with the intricacies of proficiency-based learning.
• Understand the key principles and practices of proficiency-based learning
• Know how to align curriculum, instruction, and assessment with proficiencies
• Gain strategies for communicating the shift to PBL for students & parents
• Recognize the challenges and barriers to putting PBL into action in the classroom.
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Andrew Jones is the Director of Curriculum for Mill River School District. He has spent the last several years implementing proficiency-based learning in his science classroom at Mt. Abe, while also facilitating numerous workshops and courses on PBL both in Vermont and nationally.
Gabe Hamilton is the Proficiency-Based Learning Coordinator at Mount Abraham UHS. Prior to teaching in Vermont, Gabe taught for several years in Oregon and has worked throughout the state of Vermont leading workshops and teaching courses on proficiency-based learning.