Press Release - PBL Education Forum August 2017
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Next Thursday, August 17, 2017 will be held the event ¨Educating in a World of Project Based Learning¨, aimed at supporting professionals in the field of education in both the public and private sector from preschool to university level, in the implementation of high quality (high quality) Project Based Learning (PBL).
"Committed to providing excellent educational services, we entered into an alliance with the Buck Institute for Education (BIE), a non-profit organization founded in 1999 and headquartered in Novado, California. This alliance between GEEO and the Buck Institute is aligned with GEEO's vision and mission to export and import the best educational practices in and out of Puerto Rico," said GEEO's president, Dr. Odette Piñeiro Caballero.
Project Based Learning (PBL) is increasingly recognized as a powerful instructional practice, both in the United States and around the world.
in the United States and around the world. More and more educators are trying to use the project-based learning strategy to engage their students in meaningful and deep learning.
The also former head of the Department of Education said that "Currently, more than ninety (90) organizations worldwide are united in a virtual dialogue to establish a common framework for high quality, a dialogue that we want Puerto Rico to join through this activity.
organizations worldwide are united in a virtual dialogue to establish a common framework for high quality, a dialogue that we want Puerto Rico to join through this activity. It is a privilege to join the global conversation on high quality implementation of PBL to elevate the implementation of the strategy in Puerto Rico.
To assist education professionals using the PBL methodology, the Buck Institute for Education created a comprehensive, Gold Standards-based model to help teachers, schools, and organizations measure, calibrate, and improve their practice. In the PBL Gold Standard, projects focus on student learning goals and include Essential Elements of Project Design. Buck Institute's Chief Program Officer, Dr. Brandon L. Wiley, Ph.D., will lead the seminar. Dr. Wiley holds a doctorate in Educational and Organizational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania and has experience as a teacher, principal, superintendent, director of school improvement projects, and international education.
The event is free of charge and will be held at the Felix Ochoteco Jr. Hall of the Puerto Rico Bar Association in San Juan. The event will begin with a registration at 8:00 a.m. The work will extend from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Interested persons can visit the link on Eventbrite to reserve their space.
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