Problem Based Learning- Queenstown
presented by John Santos and Nick Pattison

 
04 - 05 April 2019
9.30am - 3.00pm
Queenstown Primary

 
Member Price $395.00 +GST    Non-members $495.00 +GST   
Multiple booking discount: $450.00 for 3 or more orders placed by the same school at the same time
     
 
Problem Based Learning

As our technology, economy and society continues to evolve, so must our education system evolve to support students in developing relevant skill sets and understanding that will provide them access and engage them in meaningful learning opportunities. High Tech High is a K-12 project based school in San Diego, California. They have been an example of the powerful impact that Project Based Learning can have with learners for almost 20 years. 
John Santos is a founding member of High Tech High and has been passionate about PBL and engaging adults in professional development throughout his career as an educator.

John Santos from High Tech High and Nick Pattison from Ormiston Junior College will combine to showcase world leading project based learning that empower teachers to successful contextualised this learning model within New Zealand.

John will reveal and demonstrate the valuable insights and learning from his 16 years of working at High Tech High who have pioneered project based learning. These insights will be shared through a series of hand-on activities which have been developed to align to all areas of the NZ curriculum and which will specifically include the new digital curriculum. Nick Pattison will work alongside John to support the inclusion of Matauranga and New Zealand specific examples that teachers can use to immediately implement within their classrooms.

Nick Pattison is a leading STEM teaching specialist who started New Zealand’s first STEM immersion class at Rongomai Primary in Otara in 2014 to show how STEM education can provide accelerated learning for Maori and Pasifika students. His primary classroom led the testing of homes for mould with Landcare Research and Nirvana Health in South Auckland to gather the first baseline data as well as developing a 3D printed device to test waterways for Kauri Die-back which is now used overseas.

As a STEM Learning Designer at Ormiston Junior College, Nick is pushing the boundaries of what a modern New Zealand education looks like. He is leading projects with large companies and iwi towards community outcomes such as increasing fishing stock, monitoring bee population health, creating biochar from plant waste to sequester carbon and grow food crops all while making it fun and engaging for the students, scientists and community. He believes that following students' passions can lead to authentic experiences that make the community a better place and has been collaborating with likeminded schools in the USA, Brazil and Australia to demonstrate the benefits of this type of learning. 

Over the next 2 days participants in the workshop will have a chance to learn about PBL structures, philosophies and practices. 
Together we will ideate, prototype, critique and plan projects to be implemented in your classrooms. We look forward to the collaborative work that lies ahead


Check out John's digital portfolio
John working in Peru...check out this video




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