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Thursday, July 27 • 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Cooper - Problem Based Learning: Scaleable Inquiry!

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Have students UNCOVER your content! Instead of COVERING this topic or that topic, set up "messy" inquiry scenarios that will have your students inspired to solve real world problems. Problem Based Learning is a scaleable learning model that can be used in a single day's lesson or it can be expanded to incorporate an entire unit. Participants will be introduced to the concept, get a taste of PBL as an active student and, finally, we'll break into groups to discuss applications.

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Charles Cooper

Consultant, ESC Region 11
Charles Cooper was in the classroom 17 years. He has taught at elementary, middle, high school and college levels. The bulk of his time, though, has been spent (5 years) teaching middle school science and (10 years) teaching high school social studies as well as (5 years) teaching college level government courses online and in person. He has been out of the classroom for a little over a year. He is the 2013 Northwest District Teacher of the Year, the 2012 Humanities Texas Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award recipient, and the 2011 Outstanding Educator of North Texas Award (North Central Texas College). As educator and presenter, he is a HUGE advocate of brain based teaching and see's humor as a powerful tool for the classroom. He likes to incorporates philosophy, technology... Read More →

Thursday July 27, 2017 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Arlington Boston Park Plaza
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy and Courage
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level All