100 PBL teachers spawned

About three years ago Judy O’Connell reminded me that being interested in change means being in places that can put some weight into it. Ive always pleased to have introduced project based learning to teachers as a member of the online mass. It was rewarding to watch them fly off into the future.

For semester two, I’ve been teaching PBL to about 120 first year students, and despite their natural reservations about teaching in a very unfamiliar manner, they have taken it all in and this week begins a series of presentations. They were asked to look at an issue with education and, media or pop culture, devising their own driving question.

Do that’s 120 new teachers who have an alternative to cookie cutter chalk and talk, boring assessments and technologically simplistic solutions.

Thanks to David Saltmarsh, master mind behind the course.