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Exploring STEM Through Problem-Based Learning

Incorporate the multidisciplinary approach of STEM in your classroom through PBL.

Join us at our Exploring STEM Through Problem-Based Learning Institute

The Challenge

Employment in STEM occupations is projected to grow at twice the rate of overall employment, with a growth rate of 10.8% compared to 5.3% for all occupations through 2031​ (Census.gov)​. A report from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute projected that there will be 2.4 million unfilled STEM jobs in the U.S. by 2028.

The Solution

Attendees will learn how to facilitate student learning through authentic, real-world problem-solving that aligns with standardized school requirements. Participants will develop a strong understanding of the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) model, and how to partner with industry leaders in their community so they can bring authentic learning experiences to their schools. Through the PBL model, participants will build positive entrepreneurial identities and foster a growth mindset in their students, teaching them the importance of risk-taking, resilience, collaboration, and stewardship.

After experiencing the PBL process, participants explore collaborative structures, planning structures, and the logistics around PBL implementation. They consider the importance of cultivating a growth mindset in students and normalizing failure. Once participants are outfitted with the tools and knowledge needed for PBL planning, participants draft their own PBL with the support of facilitator expertise and collegial input. 

"I have participated in district PBL training and sessions at other conferences. None of those experiences even come close to what mindSpark Learning does: World-class Problem-Based Learning with heart! I leave each institute, inspired and reminded why I career-switched into teaching in the first place: to help instill a lifelong love of learning in kids by tapping into their curiosity with STEM."

- Educator, STEM/PBL Institute Participant

Institute Details

Registrants will need to sign up for the full three-day institute.

Registrants will get a certificate of completion for professional development (24 hours).

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Course Credit:

Participants are also eligible for graduate-level relicensure credit through the School of Mines
(Optional Application)

Date & Time:

July 22, 2024 - July 24, 2024

Daily from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Cost:

$299 per person 

Location:

Northglenn High School

601 W 100th Pl, Northglenn, CO 80260

Do you have any questions or want to talk more about this institute? Contact kiki@mindspark.org.

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