The Educators Institute

Project Work, Innovation, and Agency

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An Introduction to Project Work: Preparing Problem Solvers and Innovators

This virtual institute will take place over the course of 3 sessions: November 9, 11 and 16 from 3:30 to 5:30.

Registration also entitles participants to office hours with institute leaders from 4:00-5:00 December 2 and 9

Institute Divisions: Preschool, Elementary, and Middle School

Participants will learn to create inquiry-based projects for their classrooms. Sections are divided into
preschool, elementary, and middle school divisions.

Participants will learn:

  • Why project work is important

  • How to enhance student problem solving, research, collaboration, and communication skills

  • How project work helps address content area standards

 

Participants will also:

  • View video clips of classrooms engaged in project work

  • Receive tools to help with all aspects of project planning and evaluation

  • Work with institute leaders to plan their own project 

Register by October 8, 2021 for the early bird rate of $300 per attendee.

Participants will earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

$350

Seminars in Project Work:
A Deeper Dive Institute

 

March 3 and 4, 2022

Institute Divisions: Preschool, Elementary, and Middle School

Participants will attend a variety of engaging sessions designed to allow a more comprehensive exploration of interest areas in project work.

 

Participants choose from seminars on topics such as:

  • Finding Math in Project Work

  • Mini-Inquiries

  • Developing Essential Questions

  • Creating with Technology

  • Making the Most of Guest Experts

  • Observational Drawing

  • Centering your Projects with Learning Centers

  • Webbing & Questioning

  • Documenting Student Work

During the institute, participants will:

  • Observe project work in classrooms 

  • Have Q&A sessions with Duke School faculty and students

Registration includes morning coffee and lunch each day.

 

Register by February 18, 2022  for the early bird rate of $400 per attendee.

 

Participants will earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

$450

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Project-in-a-Week:
Three camps available

 

July 2022

Institute Division: Elementary School

This five-day Project-in-a-Week Camp

will provide educators the opportunity to participate in all three phases of a Duke School Project with elementary school-age children.


Participants will learn how to:

  • Kick-off a project, web and wonder, represent stories and learning

  • Conduct research, interview experts, manage field experiences, and plan and host a culmination.

 

Participants will also:

  • Observe student collaboration, effective communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and self-directed learning.

  • Have time each day for dialogue, debriefing, and questions with Duke School Project Staff Developers.

Registration includes morning coffee and lunch each day.

 

Register by May 15, 2022 for the early bird rate of $650 per attendee.

 

Participants will earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

$700

Registration Closed

Due to the uncertainty of Covid, this institute may
be virtual.

Due to the uncertainty of Covid, this institute may
be virtual.

Frequently Asked Questions

Payment by credit card or check is accepted. 

Cancellations e-mailed to us 21 days prior to the institute will be refunded less a 20% processing fee. After that date no refunds are available, but replacement registrants are welcomed.

Consent to Use of Photo / Video / Audio policy is that registration, attendance at, or participation in Duke School's Educators Institute constitutes an agreement by the registrant to Duke School's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videos, and/or electronic productions.

Questions about group discounts, payment methods, or registration? E-mail us or call (919) 595-8405.