This is the first in a series of structured, peer-led, and facilitated sharing meetings designed specifically for workplace education staff. Each meeting will focus on one or more topics identified as priorities through a survey of workplace education staff.
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
- Teachers and coordinators in workplace education programs
In this meeting, we’ll share ideas for using classroom projects to give students opportunities to learn and apply transferable skills and knowledge. Classroom projects involve students working over an extended period of time to investigate and address an authentic workplace-based topic, question, or challenge. Projects are also a great way to engage the Planning and Evaluation Team and generate their ideas for productive, relevant, projects and topics.
You are encouraged to bring project ideas (and examples, if you have them) from your own workplace education classrooms. You might start by asking your students and the Planning and Evaluation Team (PET) for project ideas, in advance of the meeting. We will work in small groups to generate ideas for projects based on your current curriculum and look at the types of scaffolds and language instruction your students need to be successful.