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Empowered Learning - A Four-Part Series


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This series will empower you to design rigorous and relevant learning experiences that prepare students to be future ready. Workshops will focus on pedagogically sound instructional practices that are designed with the learner in mind.

Sessions are aligned to California content standards and the
pblCORE framework.


Workshop Date  Title 
September 12, 2017  Igniting Curiosity Through Inquiry 
September 19, 2017  Connecting Content to the Real World 
September 26, 2017  Making Assessment Matter 
October 3, 2017  Interacting Beyond the Classroom Walls 

 Email Jen Francone or call her at (559) 651-3031 Ext. 3355 for more information.





pblCORE Project Based Learning Classroom Implementation


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3-Day Workshop,  $400 Registration Fee, includes materials and lunch

Learn how to develop, assess, and manage standards focused PBL in your classroom using TCOE's PBL 10 Core Characteristics.  

This training engages participants in learning about PBL through direct instruction, video analysis and hands-on group work.  Participants have the opportunity to plan, design, and receive peer feedback on an engaging project using models and tools developed or adapted by Tulare County Office of Education.  Participants will explore the California State Standards shifts and standards to ensure rigor and relevance in each project.

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pblCORE Project Based Learning Training of Trainers (T.o.T)

The Tulare County Office of Education model for Project Based Learning, pblCORE, was developed by our team of consultants, including Joy Soares, PBL Consultant, Nationally Certified BIE Trainer, Linked Learning Certified Coach; Jen Francone, ELA/ELD & PBL Consultant, Doctoral Candidate; and Michelle French, STEM & PBL Consultant, K-12 Alliance Trainer.  Our core purpose in developing this work was based on our knowledge that Project Based Learning can initially be trained, yet must be coached to implementation and sustainability within school systems.

A structured process, pblCORE is designed to support educators in developing and delivering effective instruction focused on building transferable skills that prepare students for college, career, and life.  The pblCORE process is an integrated approach for designing, implementing, assessing, and managing Project Based Learning.  The ten characteristics of PBL, California State Standards and Instructional Shifts, 21st Century Skills, Depth of Knowledge, the Three Rs (Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships), and conceptual curriculum mapping are embedded in pblCORE.  

Trainings can be attended either at TCOE, or at your school site.  

Information on trainings performed at TCOE and the training certification process
Information on trainings performed at your campus and the training certification process


Certification is for an individual at a district only, because the license will be granted to the district, not the individual.  An individual cannot become a private trainer.  The certification would be valid should an individual move to another district, and that district has pblCORE or chooses to purchase the license.

PREREQUISITES:  
Step 1:  Attend 3-day Project Based Learning Classroom Implementation Workshop as a participant.
Step 2:  Attend 3-day Project Based Learning Classroom Implementation Workshop as an observer.
Step 3:  Attend 1-day Training of Trainers Workshop.

TOTAL TIME COMMITMENT:  7 days to earn certification as a pblCORE Trainer.


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Learning opportunities can be found on this page, as well as on our K-12 OMS Event Registration System.  Click on the link for any professional learning event on this page, and you'll be launched to the event's registration page.

For more information email Jen Francone or call her at (559) 651-3031 Ext 3355.  

pblCORE, TCOE's Model for Project Based Learning



The Tulare County Office of Education model for Project Based Learning, pblCORE, is a structured process designed to support educators in developing and delivering effective instruction focused on building transferable skills that prepare students for college, career, and life.  

The
pblCORE process is an integrated approach for designing, implementing, assessing, and managing Project Based Learning.  The ten characteristics of PBL, California State Standards and Instructional Shifts, 21st Century Skills, Depth of Knowledge, the Three Rs (Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships), and conceptual curriculum mapping are embedded in pblCORE.

To register for the workshops listed to the right, please click on each item or visit http://tulare.k12oms.org