Category: Curriculum Studies

33 - Honoring What Students Bring to the Table

Friday, Nov 16
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

This session explores how the writers of Project ExCEL, a Jacob K. Javits project, use the diverse cultural, social, and economic backgrounds of students to inform their decision-making when choosing topics for its Problem Based Learning units. A preview of Project ExCEL’s newest unit, Not for Sale: A Problem about Gentrification, Soccer, and Building Community, is shared.


Dana L. Plowden

Lead Curriculum Writer
Project ExCEL contractor
Fairfax, Virginia

Rebecca Brusseau

George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia

Maria P. Rybicki-Newman

PhD Student
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia