Press Release (September 9, 2015)
Virginia International University’s School of Education welcomes all to join us for the September event in our Voices from the Field Speaker Series: a presentation entitled "You had me at PBL: The Jerry Maguire Effect and Student Achievement”
- Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
- Time: 3:30-4:30
- Location: Village Drive Room 101, 4401 Village Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
Our guest speaker, Dr. Anne Horak, is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Project ExCEL, a federally funded Jacob K. Javits grant at George Mason University. Project ExCEL uses problem-based learning (PBL) as a platform to find and serve high-ability low income students. Dr. Horak has conducted research demonstrating the efficacy of PBL in middle school classrooms of gifted students. Her research interests include problem-based learning, gifted education, educational policy, and teacher professional development.
This event is open to all VIU students, staff, and faculty, as well as members of the surrounding community.