As a nationally recognized leader in project based learning, I have worked with thousands of educators across the country to implement PBL. While my day job is my first professional priority, I find time to conduct workshops and speak on project based learning, inquiry-based learning, student-centered learning, instructional leadership, my professional experiences, and more. For inquiries, please email me at RossCoops31@gmail.com and we can set up a phone call.
Here are my eight most popular options, all of which are applicable K-12. I hesitate to provide lengthy descriptions as the best professional learning isn't “canned,” but rather it's tailored to meet the needs of the learners (much like classroom instruction).
Project Based Learning 101 (workshop and/or keynote)
We build a foundational understanding of PBL and how it can be implemented in the classroom.
Project Based Learning: Advanced (workshop)
We take PBL a step further for those who are comfortable with the basics.
PBL Paralysis (keynote)
We address the elephants in the room by tackling the main obstacles (“Yes, buts…”) we typically face when implementing project based learning.
Project Based Learning for Administrators (workshop)
We take a deep dive into how administrators can support PBL in their schools/districts while gaining buy-in from stakeholders.
Inquiry-Based Learning Demystified (workshop and/or keynote)
We define inquiry-based learning and then explore how it can be implemented on a regular basis in any classroom.
How Else Can Inquiry Happen? (workshop)
We connect the dots between different ways in which inquiry can happen: project based learning, design thinking, Genius Hour, personalized learning, and makerspaces.
Student Voice & Choice (workshop and/or keynote)
We explore how we can seamlessly embed more student voice and choice into teaching, learning, and our classrooms.
If Not Grades, Then What? (workshop and/or keynote)
We explore alternatives to grades and how we can have students own the assessment process through peer assessment and self-assessment.
Here are some tweets, specific to my work:
— cyndi stevens (@cyndistevens711) September 27, 2018
Absolutely LOVED the positivity and enthusiasm in the room today at the BCIU Leadership Series!!! Loved this slide!!!! Thank you @MurphysMusings5 @RossCoops31 #HackingPBL #mifflinsd pic.twitter.com/CfQ2jidygK
— Janemarie McKay (@JanemarieMckay) September 27, 2018
— Sara Eastman (@eastmansara) September 26, 2018
— Charlie Trovato (@MrQuadrato) September 26, 2018
— Melissa Miller (@MelissaMillerK) July 13, 2018
Thank you @RossCoops31 and @MurphysMusings5 for stretching my brain (it hurt!) on this summer Friday afternoon! My students will benefit so much because of your patience and knowledge! #MCSlearn #HackingPBL
— Brittany Morris (@bamorris3rdhrzn) July 13, 2018
No problem! I teach presentation skills and your slideshow would definitely be an exemplar! Best I’ve seen all conference.
— Kristina Ulmer (@kristinaulmer) February 12, 2018
— Melissa Mahoney Appnel (@moapp8) February 12, 2018
— Meghann Seril (@megpseril) December 2, 2017
— Heather LaViola (@HeatherLaViola) May 26, 2017
— Кrista Welz (@kristawelz) May 25, 2017
— Heather Ngoma (@HeatherNgoma) May 24, 2017
— Marcos Navas (@mrnavas) May 24, 2017
— Alex Podchaski (@ajpodchaski) May 20, 2017
— Spiri Howard (@itsmeSpiri) May 10, 2017
— Albertson's Class (@AlbertsonsClass) May 10, 2017
— JR Renna (@RennaTech) April 22, 2017
— Liz Lubeskie (@EDULLubeskie) February 15, 2017
— Ted DeWald (@JediEnglish) February 15, 2017
— Tara Willow (@tmwillow21) February 15, 2017