Phenomenon-Based Learning (PBL) builds knowledge of, and interest in, learning as a result of observations of real-world phenomena (exemplified, for example, with some fun gizmos) while simultaneously promoting literacy. Finnish students score among the top in both science and reading. The PBL teaching philosophy combines some of what's done in Finland with what's known about effective teaching based on research to teach in ways that are both fun and educational. In the same way real practitioners work, there is background material to read, written expression of ideas, and written and oral arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. The idea is to teach broader concepts and useful thinking and performance skills rather than asking students to simply memorize facts — the latter promoting little long-term learning. Research-based practices are employed that are very effective with diverse learners and promote high-level practices. In this entertaining and informative program, participants will engage in hands-on activities that allow them to experience the benefits and pleasures of Phenomenon-Based Learning.