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      Palm Valley PBL April Institute (presented by PBL Works) in Rancho Mirage

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      April 24, 2019

      Wednesday   8:00 AM

      35525 Da Vall Dr
      Rancho Mirage, California 92270

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      Palm Valley PBL April Institute (presented by PBL Works)

      Nestled in the heart of the Coachella Valley, the Palm Valley School is pleased to host instructors from the Buck Institute for Education to present three of their most popular Project Based Learning workshops. Based on the Buck Institute's Gold Standard for PBL, we are honored to be offering PBL 101, PBL 201, and PBL Instructional Coaching workshop (for Administrators and Instructional Coaches). These coveted program trainings are sure to appeal to educators and administrators of all types, so register today, as this institute presented in beautiful southern California is sure to fill up quickly!  In addition to all materials needed for the workshop, your registration fee will include a daily lunch, a daily morning coffee bar with light pastries and fruit, and a light afternoon snack. We are also offering an early evening reception networking opportunity with your cohort group of attendees, as well as other local PBL Educators, the day before the end of each conference. Nearby Hotel Accommodations are also being offered for a discounted Conference rate. Register before February 22nd, 2019 and receive our Early Bird pricing!  Daily Schedule: 7:30 am - 8:30 am: Registration (Day 1 only), Breakfast & Coffee8:30 am - 12 pm: Morning Session12 pm - 1 pm: Lunch1 pm - 3:30 pm: Afternoon Session About Our Keynote Speaker: Bruce Craven  Bruce Craven, a member of the Columbia Business School Executive Education faculty, serves as program director of the Advanced Management Program and faculty director of several custom executive education programs. He also teaches his popular MBA/EMBA elective Leadership Through Fiction. His newest book, Win or Die: Leadership Secrets from Game of Thrones will be published by Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, in March 2019. He studied politics and literature at the University of California at Santa Cruz and has an MFA in writing from Columbia University. He lives with his wife and two sons in the Coachella Valley in California. Buy his book! Introduction to PBL: PBL 101 Training Based on the Buck Institute for Education's model for Gold Standard PBL, the three-day PBL 101 Workshop engages participants who teach any and all subjects, PK-12, in learning how to design, assess, and manage a rigorous, relevant, standards-focused project. The workshop models the project process. Facilitated by one of BIE's expert National Faculty, the workshop is a balanced blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration. Participants have substantial time to plan their own project and receive formative feedback from peers and the facilitator. *No pre-requisite to register. Building a Learner-Centered Classroom: PBL 201 - SOLD OUT! In this active and participatory learning experience, educators will learn strategies for increasing the engagement and empowerment of all students in the PBL classroom. Experienced PBL educators who attend this workshop will learn to skillfully plan for student choice throughout a project and to use management structures that place student learning at the center. They will reflect on the use of peer feedback as a tool for student empowerment and distributed expertise in the classroom. Workshop attendees will apply the practices they learn to the development of a high-quality standards-aligned project and a plan for learner-centered project implementation in their classrooms. Leading Others in PBL Work: PBL Instructional Coaching Workshop  Now available as a three-day workshop, the PBL Coaching Workshop provides instructional coaches and leaders with the knowledge and skills to support teachers in project implementation. The workshop will focus on strategies coaches can use to support and enable high-quality PBL implementation. Participants will review the PBL Teaching Practices through a coaching lens, explore resources and protocols, learn to use a PBL Coaching Cycle, and develop a PBL Coaching Toolkit to use at their school sites. Participants will dive more deeply into two of the Gold Standard Project Based Teaching Practices, and explore additional tools and processes that can be used to deepen project facilitation at their school or district sites.  Pre-requisite: PBL 101 Hotel, Airfare, Meals Special hotel rates at the nearby Westin Mission Hills, are available only through Palm Valley School. Purchase here on this Eventbrite page. Purchase your rooms, per evening, the same way you register for the conference (click tickets above). The room rate is for Double or Single Occupancy (please specify) and the price includes all hotel fees. Palm Springs International airport (20 minutes from venue) or Ontario International Airport (1 hour and 20 minutes drive time) are the only local/nearby airports. Uber and Lyft are available to pick you up from the airport and around town for transportation to and from the conference. Westin Mission Hills is located at 71333 Dinah Shore Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270. Menus will be announced on the first day of each conference. We do our best to accommodate most. We will not include nuts in our meals. We will provide a different meal to vegetarians and gluten-free eaters. You will be asked to select an option in the ticket purchases process. Once selected, your meal for each day will select this choice. No substitutions. If your dietary restrictions are not covered by our options, please plan to bring, pick-up, or order (Postmates, GrubHub, delivery, etc.) your own meals each day. 

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