FRIDAY | OCTOBER 30, 2020
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
As the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020 the Alliance for Project Based Learning Plus (PBL+) hosted a global 24-hour webinar with a focus on connecting makers, educators and experts on projects of personal, local, cultural and global relevance. The webinar began in Europe and Africa and chased the sun across the Atlantic to North and South America, crossed the International Date Line in the middle of the Pacific Ocean to discover exceptional learning experiences in Asia and Australia in time to return to the shores of the Mediterranean. This session is dedicated to sharing the presentations, interviews and inspiring stories of highly effective learning captured in the webinar. If ever there was a LearningSCAPES session that captured the spirit of the conference theme “passport to learning.” This is it. Come learn what we discovered during those challenging and magical 24 hours, and help us discover how we could improve the experience the next time we are foolish enough to try it again.
#1: Why Project Based Learning improves learner engagement
#2: How learners develop projects of personal, local, cultural or global relevance
#3: How learners connect with community partners, mentors and experts to create meaningful learning experiences
#4: What learners, educators and community partners can achieve when learning through projects
Educational Visioning: Exhibits an understanding of best and next practices related to educationalleadership, programming, teaching, learning, planning and facility design. Establishes credibility with educators, community members and design professionals while conceiving and leading a community-based visioning process. Demonstrates the ability to articulate the impact of learning environments on teaching and learning and uses that ability to facilitate a dialogue that uncovers the unique needs and long-range goals of an educational institution and its stakeholders – translating that into an actionable written/graphic program of requirements for the design practitioner.
Community Engagement: Leads the internal and external communities through a discovery process that articulates and communicates a community-based foundational vision, forming the basis of a plan for the design of the learning environment. The vision is achieved through a combination of rigorous research, group facilitation, strategic conversations, qualitative and quantitative surveys and workshops. Demonstrates the skill to resolve stakeholder issues while embedding a community's unique vision into the vision for its schools.
Nick Salmon, REFP, President & Founder, Collaborative Learning Network
Nick is a ninth-generation educator who works with schools and communities around the world on the transformation of teaching, learning and educational facilities. He shares insights into the development of exception learning environments at Harvard’s annual Learning Environments For Tomorrow Institute, the Revolution in Education Congress in Bogota, Cartagena, Barcelona, Madrid & Lisbon; Montana Conference of Educational Leadership, the global conference of the Association For Learning Environments and webinars for the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, Association for Learning Environments and Montana State University.
Frank Locker, ALEP, Educational Facility Planner, Locker Educational Planning
Frank is the creator and current faculty member of Harvard University’s Learning Environments for Tomorrow Institute. Frank is an architect as well as an educator and consults to schools and architects around the world.
Gabriel Diago, Director of Innovation, Gimnasio Los Caobos
Gabriel, co-founder of Golden Circle Schools, a network of innovative private schools in Colombia, co-founder of PBL+, an internet platform for students seeking professional experts for their projects, and Director of Innovation at Gimnasio Los Caobos, Bogota. He is the co-founder (with Dr. Frank Locker & Nick Salmon) of the Revolution Education Congress.