Frequently Asked Questions
Are we actually camping? Do I need a tent?
Unfortunately, we will not be out in nature or under the stars although we highly encourage imagination and curiosity throughout this workshop. In the spirit of camp, we will send you a welcome box with goodies and a workbook to support your full participation. You will need a trusty computer and stable internet.
What if I need to miss one or more sessions of PBL Design Camp?
Unfortunately, missing one or more sessions can curtail your understanding and progress in designing a project within this workshop. All sessions build upon one another in resources and understanding of how to use the design process to design projects for and with students.
Are Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available for this professional development?
Two Continuing Education Units are available considering this workshop is approximately 20 hours of learning. There are 12 hours of synchronous hands-on/minds-on sessions, four hours of recommended Co-Design Office hours and four hours of asynchronous work to prepare for each session.
I have little to no experience with Project Based Learning, is this the right professional development for me?
Even if you have never done Project Based Learning or have designed several projects, this workshop is for you. Our facilitation is grounded in building from our collective knowledge of transformative learning experiences.
What skills do I need to participate in this online professional development?
All sessions will be hosted on Zoom. We will be modeling the use of three EdTech tools commonly used for collaboration: Miro, Flipgrid, and Mentimeter. Two weeks prior to PBL Design Camp we will host a Session 0: EdTech to get you started on these applications.
Do I need a group to register?
No, you do not need a group. The activities in camp are intentionally designed to support individual participants to design a project. Even if you come with a group, we encourage you to collaborate with others. Based on research about the creative process, the more diverse perspectives that are brought to the design process, the stronger the project design will be.
Can I register a group of people for an event?
Absolutely! We intentionally create mixed pairings of participants for discussion and activities. For organizations with multiple participants, we encourage these to use the Co-Design Office Hours on Tuesday and Thursday to connect and collaborate on project designs.
What if I want only a large group from my school or organization to participate?
While we encourage you to participate in a session that hosts people from all over the world, if you are interested in having PBL Design Camp just for your group, please contact Kali Frederick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if the dates and/or times don’t work for my group?
Please reach out to Kali Frederick at email@example.com if the time or dates do not work for you. The HTH GSE Professional Learning team offers customized experiences for groups wishing to have a unique professional learning event for their teams. Please view the Customized Residencies information or email Kali Frederick at firstname.lastname@example.org.