November 7-9, 2023

PBL in Action: Transformative Practices For a Thriving Classrooms

Follow the sun to San Diego on November 7-9, 2023 harness its power for an immersive IN-PERSON professional development. Connect STEAM, literature, and the social sciences in this dynamic multidisciplinary maker project. During our three days together we will launch rockets, create “tortilla press” art, encounter innovative cutting-edge ideas including Latinfuturism and the “cordel” from Brazil, and visit community partners in the San Diego area. We will model PBL practices and culturally responsive teaching strategies that can be universally applied to all grade levels, content, and school contexts. This event is collaboratively designed and facilitated by the HTH GSE Professional Learning with the Habla Teacher Institute. Liz, from our previous PBL in Action reflected:

“Each protocol, text, activity we did was phenomenal and something that I would love to recreate with kids and adults. Loved all the ‘behind the curtain’ - transparent facilitation was helpful for me to see all the pieces and how I can apply the strategies in the future.”

This event is highly participatory and “hands-on,” be prepared to step in and out of the student and teacher seat.


Event Team

Nuvia Ruland

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Director of Professional Learning

Kali Frederick

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Professional Learning Designer

Marimar Patron

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Habla Co-Founder

Kurt Wootton

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Habla Co-Founder

Tommaso Iskra

Habla Creative Director


"I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a fresh outlook on teaching in this challenging time in education. I will take what I have learned and use it in my practice."
"I was impressed by the collegiality within the HTH and Habla teams separately and the way that they extended that to each other."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience! I felt that everyone was so open and supportive and I really enjoyed connecting with people outside of my normal circle."
"I really liked the variety of activities and settings. All the facilitators were great! I loved everyone and made some new friends!"



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