Join us in Los Angeles
In partnership with PBLWorks, the California Association of Supervision of Curriculum and Development (California ASCD) is pleased to host the first annual PBL Los Angeles to bring Project Based Learning to teachers and educators working in Los Angeles.
About our workshops
The research-informed workshops and frameworks of PBLWorks are designed to develop and improve your teaching practice–whether you’re brand new to PBL or advancing your practice.
Each conference workshop is a blend of direct instruction, engaging hands-on work, video analysis, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Teachers who participate in our professional development services consistently rate them as exceptional.
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PBL 101: Introductory PBL Workshop (3 days)
For teachers, instructional coaches and school and district leaders
The PBL 101 Workshop is the best way to begin your journey into Project Based Learning. This workshop is based on tried and true strategies for developing learning experiences for educators that lead to sustained changes in practice.
The PBL 101 is PBLWorks foundational course, based on our model of Gold Standard PBL. The workshop itself models the project process. It provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to design, assess, and manage a rigorous, standards-based project. Educators consistently rate our PBL 101 Workshop as exceptional.
PBL 201: Improving the Quality of Student Work
For teachers, coaches, curriculum specialists, school & district leaders
Prerequisite: PBLWorks (BIE) PBL 101 Workshop
In this engaging and interactive workshop, participants will investigate and apply teaching practices and strategies that can help to strengthen the quality of student work in a PBL classroom. How do we ensure that the products we ask students to create are rigorous and align to significant content and skills? What project-embedded strategies can help deepen student thinking and elicit evidence of this thinking? How can we coach students toward ever-increasing levels of intellectual rigor and quality work? Participants will develop and reflect on a high-quality project, and will plan for project implementation in order to improve student products and enhance learning.
PBL Leadership Workshop
For leadership teams consisting of district/school/teacher leaders
The PBL Leadership workshop is a three-day intensive dive into how school and district leaders support the conditions for Project Based Learning to thrive in their systems. Reflecting on their current reality, participants will design their strategy to implement PBL and foster a project based mindset for teaching, learning and leading that moves them forward along the PBL Leadership Progression of Practice. Facilitated by one of PBLWorks’ expert National Faculty, this workshop is a balanced blend of direct instruction, videos from the field, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback.
During this workshop, you will:
- Experience PBL as a learner
- Identify key actions that will guide PBL implementation and move the school as well as advance leadership practices along the PBL Progression of Practice continuum
- Understand and explain how Gold Standard PBL aligns to your district vision/strategic plan
- Collaborate as a network of leaders to build coherence and capacity to move PBL implementation forward