Students Agency Through Project Based Learning
09:15 – 12:30 (CST) 180 minutes November 20th, 2021
Led by Daun Yorke
Deep Dive Workshop Description
Core competencies students require for success now and in the future include critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and communication. A way to develop these skills and dispositions is through allowing students to lead through PBL Structured in groups or independently. Through PBL, students can explore their passions, interests, strengths and connect these to personal, local, global issues that matter to them. They will put their ideas into action through these projects. This workshop will introduce PBL and provide opportunities for teachers to explore, imagine and plan PBL in their schools.
Daun Yorke is the Secondary Principal at Xi’an Liangjiatan International School in China. Daun is a Lead Educator for the International Baccalaureate, where she leads workshops, consults, and leads school visits. Daun has trained hundreds of IB PYP, MYP, and DP workshop leaders, site visit team members, and Lead and Evaluation Leaders face to face and online over the last decade. Daun is a doctoral candidate at Northeastern University (Boston), completing her dissertation about “ecological agency in IB schools in East Asia.” Daun believes in the power of student voice, vision, and action. Inquiry and student-led learning have been at the center of the group and individual project-based learning (PBL) initiatives Daun has led for middle school and high school learners. For the past six years, Daun has led Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Projects for grade 6-10 students and META projects (independent project-based learning) for Grade 6-9 students for the past five years.