This workshop will demonstrate the benefits of project-based learning and the positive effects to the overall development of a student. Participants will observe and analyze different examples of project-based assessment and the process that was required to get to the assessment. In a project-based learning environment, teachers are typically facilitators who guide students to complete the task. They need to be able to coach the students to develop the skills and knowledge through the process.
Therefore, having a meaningful project assessment as a goal and utilizing the backward design is crucial in the planning. Project-based learning is fun and exciting, because students start owning their work and show motivation and enthusiasm.
Maki Nishihara is an international educator who has lived, studied, and worked in Switzerland, France, Mexico, US, Brazil, Panama, and Japan.
Maki Nishihara is an international educator who has lived, studied, and worked in Switzerland, France, Mexico, US, Brazil, Panama, and Japan. She received a B.A. degree in Spanish and French from Franklin & Marshall College and a M.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies for International Educators from the State University of New York.
Her teaching style encompasses multicultural and multidisciplinary elements, ensuring students to receive an enriching and rewarding academic experience. She has been trained in various programs such as PYP, Tribes, and Responsive Classroom to create an encouraging, safe, and caring environment for the students.