Patrick Lowenthal and I are designing a 4-week workshop for K-12 teachers, helping them to transform instruction by including techniques and strategies used in project management. This workshop will begin on Monday, November 5, 2012, and is funded by PMIEF, so there is no cost. You can receive two Professional Development Credits from Boise State for this workshop for an additional fee.
The workshop is hosted on our Boise State Moodle portal (http://boisestate.mrooms3.net), so you should all be familiar with this interface. It is limited to 24 students and you should currently be a K-12 teacher.
Here is more information about the course and how to register:
Introduction to Project Management for Educators
Transform and Empower Your Instruction with Project Management Strategies!
Free Online Workshop funded by PMIEF
When: Nov. 5, 2012 to Dec. 9, 2012 (One week off during Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 19-25, 2012)
Learn how to use project management techniques and other project-based learning strategies to create engaging learning for your students. Finish this workshop by transforming an existing lesson plan into one infused with project-based learning.
- Identify project management and project-based learning principles
- Critique and compare project management and project-based learning
- Apply project management principles and strategies in the classroom
- Transform an existing lesson plan into one that includes project management and project-based learning
Benefits of Attending
- Online Learning: Participate anytime/anywhere
- Learn project management strategies
- Collaborate with other K-12 educators
- Transform an existing lesson plan into one that incorporates project management techniques
Who Should Attend
- This workshop is designed for K-12 teachers (2 Professional Education Credits available at an additional cost)
(Edited by EDTECH Admin - original submission Monday, October 22, 2012, 12:02 PM)
Hi Dr. Shroeder,
Is this something that I can pass on to interested teachers at my PK-12 school? I'd love to do it but have too full of a plate this semester. Perhaps it will surface again?
Thanks for posting this great opportunity!
Yes, absolutely. I think the workshop would be best suited for middle and high school teachers, however. Please feel free to provide them with the registration link. I should know by the end of this week if the workshop has enough students to do this first session. Thanks, Gretel, and great to hear from you.
You might consider registering for this class, Gretel. The number of hours per week is only 7.5. My mistake on the hours!
I am not currently a teacher, but I'd like to learn more about project-based learning. Can I still register for this workshop?
Also, can you give us an idea of the amount of time we'll need to spend? I do have a busy schedule, but would like to be able to squeeze this in.
I would also like to know the expected amount of time required to complete the workshop. I am SUPER interested, however, I am slammed with stuff this term. Any chance it gets offered next term or over the summer?
We are trying to make it manageable, since we know it is difficult to take a workshop during the academic year! We are thinking about 15 to 20 hours per week. You can also receive 2 PD credits from Boise State for an additional fee of $120. This is a pilot workshop, so not sure about future workshops, but we hope to expand this and create more advanced ones on project management.
I encourage you to register, Jason: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHFNd3FfMmNzY2k3V3hod0ZiQlQySnc6MQ
My mistake in calculating the number of hours per week--this workshop would only be 7.5 hours per week. You can do this!
Does this make a difference?
I'll give it a try. I still don't think I have the time, but I don't want to pass up the oppotunity. Any punishment if I fail to meet my obligations as a student in the class? I know it is free so I don't lose money, but is there any recod or grading or certificate at the end of any kind?
Hi Sharon! I encourage you to register for this course: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHFNd3FfMmNzY2k3V3hod0ZiQlQySnc6MQ
I made a huge mistake in calculating the number of hours needed for the workshop--only about 7.5 per week, so it's very doable.
Let me know and thanks!
Thanks to those of you who are signing up for the course. We should know by the end of this week if we have enough students to run this first pilot workshop. We hope to get between 12 - 24 students. I will be emailing everyone with the information by the end of this week.
Gosh, I would love to be part of this workshop! I am a little worried though, that I already am taking two classes that take me 15-20 hours each and am teaching full time. Is this doable? What do you think? Thanks,
I think you could fit this in, Michele. The biggest part of the workshop will be collaborating/communicating with your classmates and transforming a lesson plan into one that incorporates project management principles. This would also be an excellent artifact for your EdTech portfolio!
Workshop hours should be about 7.5 per week. My mistake in telling people it would be more. This should really make a difference for teachers and time management.
I wish I could "audit"! Sounds great!
Sounds really interesting, I wish I was in the K-12 field I would jump on this. I currently use Microsoft Project to help manage my Online Learning projects for work. I have taught myself how to use this software and how to manage the process on my own and would love to have a more structured introduction.