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Learning to Teach in the Project Based Context

Session 2
Rebecca Coven, James Elish, Swetha Narasimhan — Science Leadership Academy at Beeber, The Work Shop School

Student teaching in a PBL school can pose unique challenges. The academic foundations of most teacher education programs are not constructed with PBL in mind. But with the pedagogy gaining popularity, teacher education programs are increasingly placing students PBL schools. In this session, participants will interrogate how student teachers can be better prepared to engage constructively with PBL praxis, what methods mentors/faculty can employ to effectively support student teacher growth, and how PBL based pedagogies can be made more accessible to peer professionals. This session will include brief comments from the conversation leaders, but will largely focus on an open conversation centered on how educational professionals can best share pedagogy and practice with one another.

Conversational Practice

Honestly, the exact format of the conversational practice has yet to be hammered out. But the idea at the moment is to do a What, So What, Now What - centered on issues in student teaching from both the mentor and student perspectives. There will also be a segment on sharing best practices for peer-to-peer education.

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