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Wednesday, August 1 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
(Cancelled) PBL 8- Our School Board's Experiences with PBL & TPS

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Rick will share how the Smarter Science posters have been used to guide Problem Based Learning (PBL) and Technological Problem Solving (TPS) activities. Additional student templates and forms developed to scaffold these distinct approaches will be shared.  

Technological Problem Solving/ Design & Build (TPS)
Students develop the ability to design solutions to problems. They create models of new devices or processes to help address human needs and desires. Students are challenged to be creative in their thinking rather than arriving at predetermined answers. Critical aspects of technological problem solving are: careful planning; purposeful selection of tools and materials; testing, retesting, and modifications of a product or process; communicating about the solution; and recommending changes or improvements.

Problem Based Learning (PBL) is a complex and collaborative approach to inquiry learning. Students investigate multiple sides of a situation to reach a decision or conclusion. Typically they participate in a performance task, such as: debate, mock trial, structured discussion, or oral defense. In addition or alternatively, students may demonstrate understanding through written briefs, physical products, product comparisons or product evaluations.


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Rick Pardo

Thames Valley District School Board
Rick Pardo has been a Science Learning Coordinator with the Thames Valley District School Board for the past 4 years and previously taught secondary science and physics for 9 years.  Rick offers workshops in Smarter Science for teachers across North America.

Wednesday August 1, 2012 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room A/B - CTMC CTMC Building

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