Global Project Based Learning

Today for Tomorrow: Project-Based Learning for a Global World

Copy of P1050088

The purpose of this course is to immerse administrators and educators of all subject areas in a set of educational experiences designed to help talented students at every level of education develop a constellation of, Critical, Communicative, Creative, and Global skills, dispositions, and deep understandings that together define 21st Century Capacities.  These core capacities, empirically established, assessed, and disseminated internationally by a team of researchers from Columbia University, Teachers College, have been adopted as educational goals by many of the leading secondary schools in the world and are now being used to develop curricula and lessons that enhance and transcend traditional academic disciplines and educate students who are prepared to address and solve the complex multi-disciplinary problems of the new global age.

Participants who complete each course will earn an official certificate of course completion from Columbia University, Teachers College.


Sample Course Schedule

  • 8:30am - 11:30am8:30am - 11:30am
  • 11:30am - 1:00pm11:30am - 1:00pm
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Day 1

  • 8:30am - 11:30amOpening Inquiry: Teaching and Learning As Restless Cartography

    Surveying Project-Based Curricula: Mindsets of Inquiry and Collaboration
  • 11:30am - 1:00pmLunch
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pmMapping The Terrain: Your Discipline, Curricula, and Local Contexts in a Global World

    Nurturing Global Capacities: Today’s Adolescents, Tomorrow’s Creatives
  • Day 2

  • 8:30am - 11:30amNavigating Our Way Through The Unfamiliar: Structures and Practices for Project-Based Approaches

    Adjusting Coordinates: Integrating Global Capacities into ProjectBased Approaches
  • 11:30am - 1:00pmLunch
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pmLocating Sites of Study: Curricular Relevance and Beyond

    Exploring Multi-Dimensional Terrains of Project Work: Contours of Disciplinary, Interdisciplinary, Content and Strategic Knowledge, Cyberspace, and Global Landscapes
  • Day 3

  • 8:30am - 11:30amSteering The Inquiry: Signature Pedagogies for Project -based Learning

    Traveling Uncertain Frontiers: Practices that Encourage Dispositions of Curiosity and Restless Inquiry
  • 11:30am - 1:00pmLunch
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pmInvestigating A Repertoire of Teachers’ Instructional Practices: Expeditions in Transcultural Encounters
  • Day 4

  • 8:30am - 11:30amReconfiguring The Geography of Classrooms: Gathering Places

    Storying Your Travels: Time to Share
  • 11:30am - 1:00pmLunch
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pmLiving In The World Our Maps Create: The Role of Teacher in Curating Student Learning Today For Tomorrow

    Checking Our Locations: Where Have We Been, Where are We Located Now, and Where Might We Go?