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Gifted Education Speaker Event: PBL at Home and School

October 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

A key part of our mission is to be a resource to the gifted community in the greater Philadelphia region.  All parents, educators and other professionals are welcome to this Project-based learning  (PBL) speaker event!

Our own Ally O’Rourke-Barrett, Director of Interdisciplinary Projects at Grayson will lead a presentation and discussion on Life is a Project:  PBL at Home and in the Classroom.  Project-based learning, or PBL, is an interdisciplinary approach where students identify and explore complex, real world questions or problems through a rigorous process of discovery, failure, self-leadership, and challenge over an extended period of time. This hands-on, dynamic approach provides children with authentic and memorable experiences that build skills necessary for success in their lives.

Along with Paul “Mac” McDermott, she was instrumental in creating a MakerSpace at Grayson where our students can bring their passions from ideas, to  prototypes, and first production in our fabrication, textile and multimedia production labs.  Ms. O’Rourke-Barrett has presented her work on the topic of Project-Based Learning most recently at the Beyond IQ Conference in Boston and at the biennial symposium of the World Council on Gifted & Talented Children in Sydney, Australia.


October 14, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm


The Grayson School
211 Matsonford Road
Radnor, PA 19087 United States
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