2018 Project Based Learning Fellowship with Museum of Natural Sciences and Exploris School

Educators,

Applications for our 2018-19 PBL Fellowship are open!

Join a cohort of dynamic and innovative teachers of grades K-12 to implement Project Based Learning (PBL) in your classroom. During a year-long fellowship that includes a weekend field experience at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuges in eastern NC and training and mentorship in PBL by experienced educators, PBL Fellows will develop an issues-based case study (integrated thematic unit) that applies best practices of PBL to the standards that you teach. Throughout the 2018-19 school year, PBL Fellows will work closely with colleagues and mentors to bring a current North Carolina issue to life in their classrooms. We welcome applications from collaborators – grade level partners, outside of school collaborators, or other partners.

 

2018-19 Project Based Learning Fellowship

Schedule:

  • Saturday, December 1, 2018 (9 am – 4 pm) – PBL workshop at the Museum
  • Friday-Sunday, January 4-6, 2019 (depart 3:30 pm Friday, return 6 pm Sunday) – Where Swans Fly and Bears Walk Field Experience to Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
  • February 7, March 7, and April 11, 2019 (5:30 – 8:30 pm) – Mentoring and Instructional Design Meetings at local schools
  • May 9, 2019 (5 – 9 pm) – Culminating Event at the Museum

Cost:

$600 per teacher (Due upon acceptance into the program. Includes transportation, lodging and most meals for field experience, and resources and meals during other workshops and meetings.)

Qualifications:

  • Applicants should plan to teach in grades K-12 during the 2018-19 school year.
  • We welcome applications from collaborators – grade level partners, outside of school collaborators, or other partners. Please submit one application per participant.

More details at:

http://pblfellows.naturalsciences.org

 

Melissa Dowland

Coordinator of Teacher Education

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

11 West Jones Street

Raleigh, NC 27601

(919) 707-9898

melissa.dowland@naturalsciences.org

 

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