Novato, CA (Sept. 8, 2020) – PBLWorks, the leader in professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), has created a new facilitated online course “Adapting Your First Project” to help teachers seeking a shortcut to implementing high-quality projects with students for either in-person or remote learning.
The 8-week course uses PBLWorks’s new Project Designer, an interactive project planner, and a library of 72 ready-made projects designed for K-12 grade levels and subject areas. Participants pick one project, then learn step-by-step how to make it come alive for their particular students and context. In addition, teachers will learn how PBL can be a powerful tool for promoting educational equity.
“Especially now, when many teachers are feeling overwhelmed by the pandemic, they may not have the bandwidth to plan a brand new, high-quality PBL unit,” said Bob Lenz, CEO of PBLWorks. “Our new online course gives teachers a jumpstart by helping them adapt an existing project to implement right away with their students.”
The course is facilitated by a member of the PBLWorks National Faculty and is designed both for teachers who are new to PBL and for experienced PBL teachers who want to adapt existing standards-based PBL units for their students.
To register for the course, which starts on Oct. 19, 2020 and offers two cohorts - one for Eastern and one for Pacific time zones - visit pblworks.org/online-course/adapting-your-first-project. Optional graduate-level professional development credits are available for a fee through Southern New Hampshire University.
PBLWorks (the brand name of the Buck Institute for Education) believes that all students – no matter where they live or what their background – should have access to quality Project Based Learning to deepen their learning and achieve success in college, career, and life. Our focus is on building the capacity of teachers to design and facilitate quality Project Based Learning, and on supporting school and system leaders in creating the conditions for these teachers to succeed with all students. For more information, visit www.pblworks.org.