Thinking Project Based Learning with the Buck Institute

Rody Boonchouy on episode 139 of the 10-Minute Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Today Rody Boonchouy @rodyboo from the Buck Institute talks about effective project based learning. With a powerful metaphor explaining the difference between projects and project based learning, Rody sets the stage to discuss PBL trends and tips. Let’s dive deeper into PBL.

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Transcript for Episode 139

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Rody Boonchouy

A former PBL principal, teacher, and school development coach, Rody has comprehensive expertise and practitioner experience in instruction and leadership for Project Based Learning. He began his career teaching overseas, and in 2003 founded a New Tech Network school in Davis, CA. He taught for seven years as a high school PBL English teacher and served as a principal of a PBL high school before joining the staff at the Buck Institute for Education. Rody completed his dissertation on leadership for Project Based Learning.

As Senior Director of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships at BIE, Rody oversees BIE’s high profile grants and program development, national institutes, and partnerships. During his tenure at BIE, Rody led the development of BIE’s National Faculty community, a consultant group of 100 members made up of PBL practitioners, leaders, and experts. He joined BIE as a National Faculty member in 2007 and has served on staff since 2013.

Rody has a BA in English from U.C. Berkeley, M.Ed. from U.C. Riverside, M.Ed. from University of La Verne, and an Ed.D. from U.C. Davis. He also holds single-subject and administrative credentials.

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