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Wednesday, June 12 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Supporting Deeper Learning through Increased Authenticity in Project-Based Learning

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Project-based learning is successful because it engages students in rich content while providing a greater purpose for learning. In math courses at the Dayton Regional STEM School (DRSS), we have found that the more authentic the project, the more engaged the students are, and therefore the more deeply they learn to "do" mathematics. In this presentation, DRSS math teachers will share examples of authentic projects that have increased student interest and efficacy and therefore have improved student learning and engagement in math. Attendees will walk away with inspiration to expand the authenticity of projects in their classrooms.

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Nancy Schaefer

High School Math Teacher, Dayton Regional STEM School
Nancy is a veteran teacher who has taught a range of courses from 8th grade math and Algebra I through Precalculus and Calculus. She uses inquiry methods and PBL in her mathematics classroom, and is currently interested in actively incorporating Growth Mindsets and mathematical modeling... Read More →
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Amy Vazquez

Middle School Math Teacher, Dayton Regional STEM School
Our school places emphasis on Project Based Learning and inquiry, as well as digital literacy across all content areas. We teach with full inclusion, and our curricula reflect these philosophies. Though I currently teach 8th grade math & Algebra I, I also have experience in Math 7... Read More →

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