June 8, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Younts Conference Center, Furman University
3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC
Ample free parking on site

Cost:  $40; includes a boxed lunch

This year's meeting features opening plenary speaker, Rich Lehrer, Innovation Coordinator for the Brookwood School, and a nationally-recognized STEM educator, speaker, teacher, and trainer who is committed to the use of authentic learning experiences to help students effect change in their lives, communities, and world. Mr. Lehrer is also a Buck Institute for Education national faculty member and a TeachThought Workshop facilitator. In addition to Mr. Lehrer, all other sessions and breakout workshops will be led by SC project-based learning endorsed pk-12 teachers who are all graduates of Furman's three-course endorsement program. Elementary and secondary teachers will share their success stories and their trials and failures in implementing standards-based, rigorous PBL across the curriculum. Real practitioners will share real classroom experiences. Expected presenters represent recent PBL partner school districts including Greenville County Schools, Greenwood District 50 Schools, School District of Pickens County, and Spartanburg School District Six. The 2018 PBL Convocation is sponsored by Furman's Graduate Studies and The Riley Institute.


9 a.m. Late Registrations and Walk-ins
9:15–10:15 a.m. Opening Plenary, Rich Lehrer
Innovation Coordinator, Brookwood School
10:30–11:30 a.m. Cross-disciplinary Project Showcase
Breakout Session 1
STEM Group
Humanities Group
11:40 a.m.–12:40 p.m. Cross-disciplinary Project Showcase
Breakout Session 2
STEM Group
Humanities Group
12:45–1:30 p.m. Box Lunch, provided
1:45–2:30 p.m. Project Showcase
Breakout Session 3
Elementary Group
Secondary Group
2:45–3:30 p.m. Project Showcase
Breakout Session 4
Elementary Group
Secondary Group
3:45 p.m. Closing Plenary
4 p.m. Adjourn


The deadline for registration is May 25, 2018. Register now.

More Information

For questions about the event, contact Irene Hucul by email at irene.hucul@furman.edu or by phone at 864.294.2213. For more information on PBL courses or how to host a PBL cohort in your school district, contact Troy Terry at Furman's Office of Graduate Studies or Cathy Stevens at The Riley Institute. Learn more about Furman's Project-Based Learning program.


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