Day 1

1 pm – 5 pm Eastern Time

Breaks will be built in to avoid Zoom Fatigue

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Introduction to Inquiry-Based Learning
  • Introduction and motivation for Problem Based Learning (PBL)
  • Adapting PBL to any course – Generating good problems/questions
  • Creating social context for problems
  • Supporting student success in PBL
    • Developing students’ problem solving skills
    • Alternatives to lecture to provide students’ first exposure to technical content
    • Teamwork
    • Providing direction and guidance to students (clear directions and explanations).

Day 2

1 pm – 5 pm Eastern Time

Breaks will be built in to avoid Zoom Fatigue

  • Review of Day 1 Activity
  • Supporting student success in PBL cont.
    • Clarifying grade expectations (assessment and rubrics)
    • Clarifying what they should learn (and study) – objectives as study guides
    • Providing motivation and support
  • Anticipating/diffusing student resistance
  • Culminating activity
  • Wrap up