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Project-Based Learning Convocation set for June 8

Furman University will hold a Project-Based Learning (PBL) Convocation Friday, June 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Younts Conference Center on the Furman campus.

The meeting is sponsored by Furman Graduate Studies and the Riley Institute. Cost for the event is $40, lunch included. Registration deadline is Friday, May 25.

The PBL Convocation features opening plenary speaker, Rich Lehrer, Innovation Coordinator for the Brookwood School in Manchester, Massachusetts. Also participating in the program are teachers from Greenville County Schools, Greenwood District 50, Pickens County School District, and Spartanburg School District 6.

Richard Lehrer, Innovation Coordinator, Brookwood School, Manchester, Mass.

A nationally-recognized STEM educator, speaker, teacher and trainer, Lehrer is committed to the use of authentic learning experiences to help students effect change in their lives, communities and world. Lehrer is also a Buck Institute for Education national faculty member and a TeachThought Workshop facilitator.

Other sessions and breakout workshops will be led by South Carolina PBL-endorsed pre-K through 12th grade teachers who are all graduates of Furman’s three-course PBL endorsement program. Elementary and secondary teachers will share their success stories, trials and failures in implementing standards-based, rigorous PBL across the curriculum.

For more information or to register online, visit Project-Based Learning Convocation. Or, contact Irene Hucul at and 864-294-2213. Or, contact the Furman News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107.

Last updated August 5, 2022
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