Wake Forest School of Medicine Transforms How K-12 Students Learn by Offering Problem-Based Learning Training to Teachers
The Center of
Excellence for Research, Teaching and Learning (CERTL) at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist
hosted 175 K-12 teachers from 86 schools in 16 Piedmont Triad school districts this
week as part of their commitment to providing effective problem-based learning
training to educators.
The ongoing training provides local
teachers with the tools and knowledge to effectively prepare K-12 students for
careers in science, technology, engineering and math – commonly known as STEM.
partnership with the University of Texas at Dallas allows for enhanced training
in problem- and project-based learning. This learning technique provides
real-world scenarios and project management skills that engage students in a
unique way that gives them ownership in their own education.
students learn in a totally different way than previous generations did,” said Stan Hill,
Ph.D., director of the Center of Excellence for Research, Teaching and
Learning and assistant professor of family and community medicine at Wake
Forest School of Medicine. “That’s why we are committed to providing teachers
with high-quality and cost-effective tools that are really transforming the way
is currently in the second year of a three-year, $1.6 million grant from the
U.S. Department of Education to create a Mathematics and Leadership Institute
to serve 240 teachers from Alamance-Burlington Schools, Davidson County
Schools, Lexington City Schools, Mt. Airy City Schools, Randolph County Schools
and educators from Piedmont Triad Education Consortium. This grant is helping
students increase their math fluency and knowledge by engaging them in
real-world applications, collaboration and communication.
Since its inception in 1996, CERTL has provided school
districts around the country with quality professional development and
innovative instructional materials with the goal of raising student achievement
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