8th Annual Symposium
June 10-12, 2019 in Lowell, Massachusetts

Workshop A – 2018

Workshop A: Spurring Innovation with Project-based Learning

Additional $75 Fee

Leader:

  • Prof. Rick Vaz, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

Project-based learning is a high-impact pedagogical strategy to help students develop transferrable skills in areas such as research, problem solving, communication, teamwork, and leadership by developing innovative solutions to open-ended, authentic problems. This interactive workshop is intended for faculty and administrators who wish to advance project-based learning in their courses and curriculum. Participants will learn about designing and scaffolding student project work, supporting students in team settings, evaluating project work, and meeting challenges of limited resources and campus culture. We’ll discuss motivations for project-based learning, its long-term impacts, and the challenges it can present for faculty and students. A backward-design methodology will be used to guide participants toward action plans to move their work forward.