IMPORTANT NOTICE: This program is scheduled as a face-to-face classroom training during the Fall 2020 semester, but may be moved online due to future recommendations for distance learning due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Any updates will be posted on this page and all enrolled students will be notified by email of any anticipated curtailments.
Join this experiential workshop to learn how and why to create a collaborative problem based classroom.
Participants will discover methods to develop a classroom community and approaches to turn the content objectives into problems for students to solve both collaboratively and independently. Increase students’ motivation and team work skills with this model of learning.
We will share strategies to teach students communication, problem solving and collaboration skills in order to create a safe classroom environment. Incorporate techniques to assess students within a Collaborative Problem Based Learning classroom into our on-site practice and take these skills back to your classroom.
Dr. Maura Hart has over 25 years of experience supporting teachers and administrators in their professional learning journeys in her work with classroom teachers, school and district administrators, education graduate study students, and pre-service teachers. She also facilitates teams at the school, district, and state levels in the selection and implementation of Evidence Based practices within a cycle of continuous improvement. Currently, Maura is an independent Education Consultant for Lean-In Consultants based in New Hampshire, a Leadership Development and Research Project Director with the SWIFT Education Center at the University of Kansas, and an Adjunct Faculty member in the Education Department at Antioch University in Keene, NH. She is passionate about supporting all students to learn in the general education classroom and has focused her work on this objective throughout her career. Dr. Hart began her career as a middle and high school Language Arts and English teacher in NH and VT. She lives on a small farm (which is really just expensive Petting Zoo) in Plainfield, NH with her husband and 3 teenage daughters. In her spare-time she teaches Jazzercise, hikes in the woods, skis both downhill and cross country, and spends as much time with her family as she can.