MCHS Teachers Participate in the 1st PBL Expo at FMU

MCHS Teachers Participate in the 1st PBL Expo at FMU
Posted on 05/16/2017

Marlboro County High School’s Interact Club teacher sponsors participated in the 1st Project Based Learning (PBL) Expo at Francis Marion University on Thursday, April 27th at the Performing Arts Center from five in the afternoon until seven in the evening. The teachers displayed posters, brochures, and slide show presentations of their on-going outreach project, “Literacy, PBL and STEM: ALL in ONE”.

The project uses heavily PBL strategies to guide the club members in developing their driving questions, group objectives as well as designing the finish product they would present during the culminating activity. The purpose of the project is to increase STEM literacy particularly to the members of the Interact and STEM Mentoring clubs numbering up to sixty five students of varying grade levels alongside with their peers in the identified partner schools in the district.

The expo was very casual and provided a chance for the teachers from different districts, including college professors, to browse tables and talk with other teachers about the PBL work they have done in the classroom. The brochures and handouts were shared with the guests and colleagues who might want to implement the projects in their respective schools that they find interesting.

Ms Maria Maderal, TAP STEM Master teacher and Interact Club advisor is the principal investigator of “Literacy, PBL and STEM: ALL in ONE”, a project that is being funded by FMU’s Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty. Dr Genaro Alderite, Mr Selase Fianu, Science teachers and Col Justin Blum, JROTC Instructor are the co-principal investigators and co-sponsors of the Interact Club.
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