Submissions are being accepted through April 1, 2022

Novato, CA (March 3, 2022) – PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), is accepting nominations for its 2022 award programs – the PBL Champion Awards and the John Larmer “JL” Lifelong Learner Awards. The awards honor teachers, schools, districts and individuals for their work to support high quality Project Based Learning.

The deadline to submit a nomination is March 18, 2022 for both awards. It’s free to nominate, and the honorees will be announced on June 30 at the 12th annual PBL World conference June 27-30 2022 at American Canyon High School in Napa, California.

“Our PBL Champion and John Larmer Lifelong Learner awards recognize the amazing work and commitment of those who are championing Project Based Learning,” said Bob Lenz, CEO of PBLWorks. “We look forward every year to honoring these recipients and sharing their stories at our conference. If you’re in a school and community where great PBL is happening, we encourage you to submit your nominations.”  

About the awards

The 2022 PBL Champion Awards recognize an individual,  school, or district who has done quality, lasting PBL work that has positively impacted students.  Recipients are invited to share their PBL story during the final day keynote at PBL World. For more information and to submit a nomination, visit

The John Larmer “JL” Lifelong Learner Award is presented to three educators for their work in PBL. The award is named after PBLWorks’ former director and editor-in-chief, John Larmer, and recognizes his significant contributions over three decades to PBLWorks and the field of education, advancing high quality PBL for all students. For more information and to nominate an educator for the award, visit

All honorees for both awards receive complimentary registration to attend PBL World and a conference workshop of their choice. 

PBL World is a multi-day conference for teachers, instructional coaches, and school and district leaders who are ready to begin or advance their Project Based Learning practice and connect with a community of their peers. For information and to register for PBL World 2022, visit All participants will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to attending. 

About PBLWorks

The Buck Institute for Education is a national nonprofit (dba PBLWorks). Our mission is to build the capacity of teachers to design and implement high quality projects and for school leaders to create the conditions for teachers to do so. Our vision is for all students, including Black and Brown students, to engage in high quality Project Based Learning (PBL) to deepen learning and achieve success in college, career, and life. We have offered professional development in Project Based Learning to teachers and leaders at the school and district level since 1999. 

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