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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.

To learn more about participating in Voices from the Field, please contact Mr. Kevin Martin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., follow us on social media @SEDatVIU and @TESOLVIU, and visit the School of Education’s website at www.viu.edu/sed