We are excited to work with you in supporting project-based learning in your classroom! Our team has worked with hundreds of K-12 teachers in efforts to design and implement PBL projects for the classroom and this course is built on those experiences and will provide you with teacher-tested methodologies and resources.
By participating in this course you will get exposed to real world practices, research-based pedagogy and content, and practical technologies and techniques. We focus on teaching PBL through the lens of design and innovation. This approach positions students as active learners who apply academic concepts in project-based experiences.
The model we will focus on in this course is centered around a simplified product development process, which enables students to take a role in innovation by generating products to solve problems. Since products are tangible things that students interact with every day, product development challenges prove to be highly engaging as the students are not only familiar with different kinds of products, but they also provide a valuable context for exploring multiple disciplines while solving interesting and meaningful problems.
This model is especially relevant to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) teachers who would like to incorporate practices such as problem solving, modeling, investigations, and using data to inform decision making in the classroom.
The course is organized into a series of six projects that you will complete yourself. Each of the projects below covers a unique approach to PBL and has been tested with teachers who work in diverse grade and subject-areas. To help you complete the project, we will provide a collection of demos, presentations, and opportunities to collaborate with your peers.
PTC provides technology solutions that help more than 28,000 business worldwide transform the way they create, operate and service products for a smart, connected world. PTC believes that the sustained success of our company, our customers, and society depends upon empowering each generation to innovate in solving real world economic, social, and environmental challenges. For more than ten years, our team of engineers, designers, and educators has been working with students and educators to foster innovation in the classroom and beyond through student programs, teacher professional development, curriculum resources and industry donations of advanced technologies.
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