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Amplifying Community-Based Learning – PLPs/Internships/Proficiencies

Appropriate for grade 9-12 educators
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Course Description:

In this course, you will learn how to incorporate internships and other out of school learning opportunities into a student’s learning plan and also how to tie those into your school’s efforts toward competency or proficiency based graduation. We’ll start with pedagogy and education philosophy, dig into some real world examples, spend some time with design thinking, and support your individual action plan for how you will incorporate out of school learning into personal learning plans. For this workshop, your specific details matter, please bring examples of your school’s efforts to date, around PLPs, proficiencies, and other relevant documents. This course will provide strategies tailored to your region whether it is highly populated or more rural.

 

About the Instructor:
Greg Young is an educator with 10+ years of experience in both traditional and non-traditional high schools. He has worked as a high school science teacher, and also as an advisor at the Met School. He taught a pre-engineering and STE(A)M classes at the Green Mountain Technology and Career Center. He has served as the VT State Liaison for the New England Secondary Schools Consortium, as well as an instructional coach in Big Picture Learning schools in VT and around the country. Greg holds a masters degree in Ecological Teaching
and Learning from Lesley University, and is a ‘small’ paper away from a PhD in Education from the University of Rhode Island.