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Friday, November 13 • 19:30 - 19:45
Take a Bite Out of the APLE: Authentic Project Learning Experiences to Level-Up Student Creativity

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The process of designing and implementing an authentic project learning experience can be daunting to teachers who feel overwhelmed at the prospect of shifting their pedagogy to meet the demands of online and blended learning. Join me as we take a bite out of the APLE and discover how Project ARC’s Five Stages of Project Assessment make the process of authentic project learning experiences manageable for teachers and empowering for learners. In this session, we will review the Five Stages of Project Assessment and the question that each stage answers to ensure all learners master course content, build essential skills for tomorrow, embrace creative mindsets, and develop a working to learning mentality in preparation for the world outside of the classroom.

In this introductory session, we will explore sample APLEs to differentiate between traditional unit projects, standard project-based learning units, and the authentic project learning experiences that create relevance and meaning for our learners. Participants will receive a copy of Project ARC’s Learning ARC Rubric that uses the Five Stages of Project Assessment to provide a roadmap for teacher practice and learner agency, as well as a copy of Project ARC’s Implementing a Project ARC APLE: The Process of an Authentic Project Learning Experience.

This session is intended for a wide audience of all skill levels and educational positions. Teachers from PreK-post-secondary environments will find this session’s information applicable to their contexts. Administrators from building level and district level positions will find this session valuable as they consider professional learning opportunities for their faculty.

The last seven months of the educational instability that our systems have experienced have proved that we cannot wait for life in the classroom to return to normal. The peril that many educators have experienced is actually an opportunity for change as we move from a learning to work environment that was largely stagnant to a working to learn ecosystem that is ripe with possibilities for the future. Here, educational systems now have an open pathway to introduce creative networking opportunities to support our learners as they become the innovators of tomorrow.

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Dayna Laur

Thought leader and author on authentic learning, Project ARC
Dayna Laur’s arc of professional learning began in 1998 as a social studies teacher and career academy coordinator and grew to include special education, Advanced Placement, and adult education. Dayna’s doctoral-level work focuses on the research of connecting learners to technical... Read More →

Friday November 13, 2020 19:30 - 19:45 CET