Each one-hour live webinar (45 minutes of material, 15 minutes for questions) will include links to additional material such as applications and hands-on activities on the www.pblprojects.org website. Webinars will be conducted mainly at the algebra/trig level suitable for teachers of students in high school and community colleges. (Students are welcome too!) Materials will be based on the textbook by professors Donnelly and Massa, LIGHT: An Introduction to Optics and Photonics, ed. 2. Recordings of webinars will be available OSA site where available.
Introduction to Problem Based Learning
What is problem-based learning (PBL)? How can it improve student understanding? We’ll demonstrate the use of one of the PBL Projects “Challenges” (case studies) and share access to the online Challenge library.