Admissions Inquiry

Project Based Learning (PBL) - An Inquiry Approach to Learning

Date: September 16-17 2017
Time: 8:30am-
Credit: Plymouth State University
Consultant: Andrew Miller and Janet Claassen
Cost: $50 USD
Location: Shanghai American School Puxi Campus, 258 Jinfeng Lu Huacao Town, Minhang District, Shanghai, China


“This two-day workshop helps educators develop high quality project-based learning units for their classrooms. Participants will learn how to create an overall project design that includes an engaging driving question, authentic audience and products, learning targets and outcomes, and appropriate level of voice and choice. Participants will also learn about how to design assessment for the project and ensure tight alignment to standards and learning outcomes. Participants will experience a variety of PBL practices in action throughout the workshop, and will leave with a project plan for the classroom.”

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Andrew Miller is an Instructional Coach at Shanghai American School. He previously taught at the secondary level at school in the United States implementing a variety of PBL experiences. He is a Faculty member for the Buck Institute for Education, which specializes in 21s Century Project Based Learning. He also consults for ASCD in the areas of assessment, differentiation, and personalized learning. He frequently writes for ASCD and Edutopia.

Janet Claassen is the Associate Director for Educational Programs at Shanghai American School. She has taught in Elementary and Middle School and has worked in the area of curriculum in Australia and China for over twelve years. Janet has a passion for curriculum design and embraces the value of inquiry in student learning.

Registration and Payment Details:

Step 1: Online Registration:


Step 2: Registration Fee:

Please wire $50 USD to Shanghai American School by September 8th 2017 (PLEASE identify that the wire transfer is for the EARCOS Weekend Workshop ‘Project Based Learning an Inquiry Approach)

USD Account Name: Shanghai American School
Account Number: 121909916032606
Bank Name: China Merchants Bank Head Office
Bank Address: China Merchants Bank, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade zone
Sub-Branch: No 333 Fute Road (W.I), Shanghai, China 200131
Bank telephone: +86 21 58664142

RMB Account Name: Shanghai American School
Account Number: 121909916010101
Bank Name: China Merchants bank, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone Sub-Branch
Bank Address: No 333 Fute Road (W.I) Shanghai China 200131
Bank telephone: +86 2158663941

Additional Details:

Visa: You will need a visa if coming to Shanghai from outside of China. A simple tourist visa is sufficient for the trip. Contact Alicia Mao ( if you require a letter of invitation.

Transportation: Transportation will be provided from the recommended hotel to the Puxi campus. Participants are responsible for their own transport to and from the airport.

Recommended Hotel: Intercontinental NECC Puxi. The hotel is close by the school and five minutes walk to the subway.

Registration Fee includes:

  • Transportation to and from Intercontinental NECC and the Puxi campus.
  • Lunch and coffee breaks each day of the workshop
  • All workshop materials

Weather: The average temperature for September is 27°C/81°F

Contact details: If you have any questions please contact Janet Claassen at

Registration is now closed.