Please make plans to join us for a Google Hangout discussion via our YouTube channel as we bring together three experts to discuss the what, why and how of Authentic Learning!
To participate tune in to our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/ctlonline/live) Thursday August 29th at 3pm EST where you can watch, listen in and participate via the comment box. No registration is necessary although you will need to sign in to your YouTube account to add questions and comments. More details and RSVP to the event by visiting the Google+ Event page.
This event will be hosted and moderated by CTL’s Drew Perkins.
Our panel will include:
Dayna Laur is the author of Authentic Learning Experiences: A Real World Approach to Project Based Learning. She is a veteran high school social studies teacher of fourteen years where she has implemented numerous Authentic Learning Experiences in her co-taught special education classes, Advanced Placement courses, and mainstream social studies classes. During her teaching tenure she has been featured in Edutopia’s Schools That Work series and as a model teacher for Authentic Learning as produced by the National Institute for Professional Practice. She currently serves as a Senior National Faculty member for the Buck Institute for Education and travels nationally and internationally to train teachers on effective implementation of Project Based Learning. She has a BA in History from VA Tech, a MEd. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Pittsburgh, and a MSEd. in 21st Century Teaching and Learning from Wilkes University. She is also a two-time National Board Certified teacher. She has written articles that have appeared in Tech-Edge and EARCOS Journal. In addition to Authentic Learning Experiences, Dayna’s educational interests include the implementation of the Common Core Standards and technology integration. You can follow her on Twitter @daylynn.
Dr. Tim Kubik’s perspectives are based on more than 20 years’ practical experience at all levels of education and politics, from primary grades to graduate and professional programs, and from local issues to national campaigns. His recent work with ACE Leadership High School in Albuquerque, NM shows real innovation in authentic learning with their decision to teach projects as classes instead of projects in classes. Dr. Kubik has trained over 1500 teachers to see the global connections between education, policy, and politics, and to make those connections relevant to students working on projects in their own communities. Don’t just give the world to your students, teach them how to seize it! You can follow him on Twitter @kubikhan
Ted Malefyt is a middle school science teacher for Hamilton Community Schools in west Michigan where he incorporates project based learning into his science curriculum while looking to connect content areas and authentic learning experiences for his students. In addition to teaching middle school science, Ted is a lead teacher for the Ottawa County Future Preps program where he leads the IChallengeU Summer Academy and after school program Future Prep Make Lab for high school juniors and seniors. The Connections Academy places students at local companies to use the PBL model in solving relevant and authentic problems while earning college credit. Ted is also working with a team of teachers on launching a Future Preps Connections program that places students with a local company in a year long inquiry based atmosphere, to experience what these companies do first hand as they prepare for their future. You can follow him on Twitter @TedMalefyt