Last evening was the symposium for the partnership between the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) and Grand Valley State. Principles, administrators and teachers came to see each of the student teachers projects for their PBL lessons in the classroom. I had the unique chance to not only talk with may amazing educators but to create a video that was shown during the keynote speech. BIE wanted to to have a video of some student teachers and their students about their experience with PBL. I spent two weeks sitting in my co-student teachers rooms to get footage and interview students. The end product was praised by the two connections I had at BIE and I was happy with the way it worked out.
Before and after the keynote there was a time for each of us to stand by our projects and show off our work. I had the pleasure of talking with four members of the GVSU college of EDU staff, who asked about how I saw this working in the college classrooms. I would love to see PBL taught at the college level in a broader sense.