The workshop-based approach to learning shares many of the same characteristics as project-based learning, as both limit direct instruction or lecturing from teachers, and instead give children more hands-on time to master new skills and lessons.
Even amid distance learning, educators can put this style of learning into play by utilizing breakout rooms online as they do when initiating virtual project-based learning assignments. Online, teachers can drop into small groups, assess, and even provide immediate commentary to help guide students and keep them on-track.
Teachers can stretch the workshop model across not just helping students master a single skill, but across an entire lesson. That’s what the Teaching Channel models for educators who are eager to adopt this style. On its site, teachers can find a video, instructional plan and even handouts of a 7th grade English Language Arts class in employing the workshop model while creating an advertising campaign. …..
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