Join us in Australia
iOnTheFuture, founded in 2013, in partnership with PBLWorks of the Buck Institute for Education are pleased to host PBL Sydney to bring Project Based Learning to teachers, instructional coaches, and leaders working in Australia.
About our workshops
PBLWorks research-informed workshops and frameworks 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 rate them as exceptional.
Choose a workshop...
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: Building a Learner Centered Classroom
(Prerequisite: PBL 101)
In this active and participatory learning experience, educators will learn strategies for increasing the engagement and empowerment of all students in the PBL classroom. Experienced PBL educators who attend this workshop will learn to skillfully plan for student choice throughout a project and to use management structures that place student learning at the center. They will reflect on the use of peer feedback as a tool for student empowerment and distributed expertise in the classroom. Workshop attendees will apply the practices they learn to the development of a high-quality standards-aligned project and a plan for learner-centered project implementation in their classrooms.
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