PBL World 2024
Workshops & Pricing


PBLWorks is the industry leader in Project Based Learning (PBL). Our PBL World Conference is the go-to event for immersive Project Based Learning education, teaching, and instruction. Last year this event sold out in early May with the highest registration rate in the event's history. If you are curious about Project Based Learning or are a PBL educator, this is an event that you do not want to miss. Our workshops are designed and facilitated by our PBLWorks staff, including our National Faculty – PBL experts and practitioners — all of whom have deep expertise in PBL and adult learning.  Check out the PBL World 2024 workshop list and pricing details below:

Pricing: $1,400 (Tuesday-Thursday)
Pre-Conference: $300 (Monday) 

Registration fees for multi-day workshops includes access to all conference events and related materials.

Choose a multi-day workshop.

Our signature PBL workshops are 3 days, and will meet on June 25, 26 & 27 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday). Registration for these workshops is $1,400 per person. Register before December 31, 2023 to receive an early bird discount of $100. 

  • PBL 101: An Introduction to Project Based Learning
  • PBL 201: Equity & Gold Standard PBL
  • PBL 201: Improving the Quality of Student Work 
  • PBL Coaching Workshop 
  • PBL Leadership Workshop
  • PBLNow Middle School Science*
  • New!  PBLNow Middle School Math (6-8)*
  • New!  PBLNow Elementary Science (K-5)*
  • New!  PBLNow High School Science (9-12)*
  • New!  PBLNow Upper/Middle School Social Studies (4-8)*
  • New!  PBLNow High School Social Studies (9-12)* 

*These workshops are designed for content areas teachers at the specified grade bands. 

Add on a one-day pre-conference workshop!

Our signature one-day workshops will meet on June 24 (Monday before the conference begins). Registration for an add-on session is $300, if you are registering for a multi-day workshop. 
Pre-conference-only options are also available! 

  • SEL in PBL 
  • Project Slice: Making Space for Change
  • Project Slice: Sustainable Future
  • Project Slice: The Art of Persuasion

Choose a multi-day workshop.

  • PBL 101: Introduction to Project Based Learning
    PBL 101: Introduction to Project Based Learning ($1,400) 

    For teachers and instructional coaches

    This foundational three-day workshop in Project Based Learning—based on our model of Gold Standard PBL—is the best way to begin your PBL journey. In this workshop, you’ll plan a Gold Standard project for your students and learn equity-centered teaching practices to facilitate high-quality PBL. The PBL 101 workshop models the Project Based Learning process.

    In this workshop, you will:

    • Develop a personal vision for how Gold Standard PBL serves students and their communities
    • Plan Gold Standard projects that teach meaningful learning goals and are relevant to students and their communities
    • Include well-curated resources, effective learning experiences, and purposeful assessments to ensure that all students are appropriately challenged and supported as they move through the project path
    • Engage students in learner-centered practices, driven by sustained inquiry, throughout the project
    • Balance structure and flexibility in the project facilitation, using varied forms of evidence to ensure that all students grow in relation to learning goals


    This three-day workshop is a blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Your workshop will be facilitated by PBLWorks National Faculty members—all seasoned teachers, administrators, and coaches who are PBL experts.

  • PBL 201: Equity & Gold Standard PBL
    PBL 201: Equity & Gold Standard PBL ($1,400)

    For teachers and instructional coaches
    Prerequisite: PBLWorks PBL 101 Workshop

    PBL 201 Workshops are three-day sessions that provide experienced PBL practitioners with in-depth instruction on PBLWorks Gold Standard Project Based Teaching Practices. You will leave each workshop with a new or revised project as well as a deeper understanding of effective PBL facilitation practices.

    Explore four key “levers” for fostering equity in the PBL classroom: Knowledge of Students, Cognitive Demand, Literacy, and Shared Power. Bring a draft project to this workshop to refine with educational equity in mind and create a plan for project implementation with an eye toward creating meaningful, challenging, and culturally relevant learning experiences for all learners, particularly learners who have been historically marginalized by our educational system.

    In this workshop, you will learn how to:

    • Develop and implement strategies and practices for learning about students, their families, and communities and use that learning to inform PBL design and facilitation
    • Provide a balance of challenge and support via cognitively demanding tasks and appropriate scaffolds so that all students are able to access deep levels of inquiry
    • Identify key literacy skills and make a plan to support them in order to help students access content/learning and deepen students’ ability to communicate within and across disciplines
    • Co-create a learning community where students have the opportunity to shape the direction of the process and products as appropriate for the task, content, and age level of the students


    This three-day workshop is a blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Your workshop will be facilitated by PBLWorks National Faculty members—all seasoned teachers, administrators, and coaches who are PBL experts.

  • PBL 201: Improving the Quality of Student Work
    PBL 201: Improving the Quality of Student Work ($1,400)

    For teachers and instructional coaches
    Prerequisite: PBLWorks PBL 101 Workshop

    Improve your project facilitation skills in ways that lead to high-quality student work and rigorous thinking by reflecting on a project and investigating specific strategies that can strengthen project implementation.

    In this workshop, you will learn how to:

    • Align projects to significant content and skills
    • Scaffold students’ capacity to think critically
    • Use learner-centered coaching practices to help all students grow
    • Facilitate effective critique and revision processes
    • Build a culture of quality work and rigorous thinking


    This three-day workshop is a blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Your workshop will be facilitated by PBLWorks National Faculty members—all seasoned teachers, administrators, and coaches who are PBL experts.

  • PBL Coaching Workshop
    PBL Coaching Workshop ($1,400)

    For instructional coaches, school leaders, and district leaders
    Prerequisite: PBLWorks PBL 101 Workshop and/or experience with Gold Standard PBL 

    Deepen your expertise as a PBL instructional coach or leader by engaging in this three-day experience where you will create a PBL Coaching Toolkit to help you support teachers with the implementation of Gold Standard PBL.

    In this workshop, participants will:

    • Articulate best practices related to coaching teachers during each phase of the PBL Coaching Cycle
    • Plan and implement coaching conversations and other peer-driven feedback protocols


    This three-day workshop is a blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Your workshop will be facilitated by PBLWorks National Faculty members—all seasoned teachers, administrators, and coaches who are PBL experts.

  • PBL Leadership Workshop
    PBL Leadership Workshop ($1,400) 

    For school or district leadership teams. 

    Dive in with your leadership team and learn how to grow the conditions needed for Gold Standard Project Based Learning to thrive in your system. In consideration of your current reality, you will design a customized strategy to launch or advance Project Based Learning in your unique setting. Due to the collaborative nature of the workshop, participants are required to attend as school or district leadership teams that include the principal or superintendent. Both new and experienced practitioners of PBL are welcome.

    Due to the collaborative nature of the workshop, participants are required to attend as a team of three or more individuals. Both new and experienced practitioners of PBL are welcome. 

    In this workshop, teams will:

    • Deepen their understanding of Gold Standard PBL as an equity-centered approach to teaching and learning
    • Assess their school’s current reality for PBL
    • Identify and address a key PBL implementation challenge
    • Identify key action steps for implementing PBL in their school or district
    • Engage together as a community of leaders and learners to lead the changes needed to scale Gold Standard PBL in their school/district


    This three-day workshop is a blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Your workshop will be facilitated by PBLWorks National Faculty members—all seasoned teachers, administrators, and coaches who are PBL experts.

  • NEW: PBLNow Middle School Math (6-8) Curriculum
    NEW: PBLNow Middle School Math ($1,400)

    This three-day workshop is for middle school (Grades 6-8) math teachers interested in implementing one of our brand new, standards-aligned Gold Standard PBL Math Curriculum units. The workshop will specifically focus on implementing fully designed units. *You will not be designing an original project. If you prefer to design your own project or are in a different subject area or grade band, please select PBL 101 or one of our other subject-specific workshops. 

    After selecting a fully developed math unit to implement with your students, you will work with other middle school math teachers to learn the project's story and engage in and experience many of the signature PBL Teaching Practices and protocols that lead to student success in PBL. You will leave this workshop with a personalized project calendar and an understanding of how to navigate and utilize the provided tools and resources you need to implement the project successfully with your students. 

    Please note: In this workshop, participants will: 

    • Develop the structures and resources necessary to implement the chosen project in their classroom Increase understanding of the Gold Standard Project Design Elements 
    • Develop a calendar specifically contextualized to their own school calendar to implement their chosen project 
    • Learn and apply the Project Based Teaching Practices in the planning and review of their project 
    • Reflect on the needs of learners and incorporate scaffolding strategies to support learning throughout a project 
    • Apply culture-building strategies in their project planning 

      This three-day workshop combines direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, peer collaboration, and feedback. Your workshop will be facilitated by PBLWorks National Faculty members—all seasoned teachers, administrators, and coaches who are PBL and subject matter experts.
  • NEW: PBLNow Elementary School Science (K-5) Curriculum
    NEW: PBLNow Elementary School Science ($1,400)

    This workshop is for Elementary School (Grades K–5) teachers interested in unpacking and adapting a Science PBL curriculum unit for their classroom.

    This three-day workshop—based on high-quality Project Based Learning curriculum and materials developed by PBLWorks is another great way to begin your PBL journey. In this workshop, you will learn about PBLWorks Gold Standard Essential Design Elements and Project Based Teaching Practices and use this knowledge to unpack and adapt a PBLWorks' curriculum unit to implement in your classroom. You will leave this workshop with a personalized project calendar and an understanding of how to navigate and utilize the provided tools and resources you need to implement the project with students successfully. 
    *You will not be designing an original project. If you prefer to design your own project or are in a different subject area or grade band, please select PBL 101 or one of our other subject-specific workshops. 

    In this workshop, participants will:

    • Increase understanding of the Gold Standard Project Design Elements 
    • Develop a calendar specifically contextualized to their own school calendar to implement their chosen project
    • Learn and apply the Project Based Teaching Practices in the planning and review of their project
    • Reflect on the needs of learners and incorporate scaffolding strategies to support learning throughout a project 
    • Apply culture-building strategies in their project planning 
    • Develop the structures and resources necessary to implement the chosen project in their classroom


    This three-day workshop is a blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Your workshop will be facilitated by PBLWorks National Faculty members—all seasoned teachers, administrators, and coaches who are PBL experts.

  • PBLNow Middle School Science (6-8) Curriculum
    PBLNow Middle School Science ($1,400)

    This workshop is for Middle School (Grades 6–8) teachers interested in unpacking and adapting a Science PBL curriculum unit for their classroom.

    This three-day workshop—based on high-quality Project Based Learning curriculum and materials developed by PBLWorks is another great way to begin your PBL journey. In this workshop, you will learn about PBLWorks Gold Standard Essential Design Elements and Project Based Teaching Practices and use this knowledge to unpack and adapt a PBLWorks' curriculum unit to implement in your classroom. You will leave this workshop with a personalized project calendar and an understanding of how to navigate and utilize the provided tools and resources you need to implement the project with students successfully.
    *You will not be designing an original project. If you prefer to design your own project or are in a different subject area or grade band, please select PBL 101 or one of our other subject-specific workshops. 

    In this workshop, participants will:

    • Increase understanding of the Gold Standard Project Design Elements 
    • Develop a calendar specifically contextualized to their own school calendar to implement their chosen project
    • Learn and apply the Project Based Teaching Practices in the planning and review of their project
    • Reflect on the needs of learners and incorporate scaffolding strategies to support learning throughout a project 
    • Apply culture-building strategies in their project planning 
    • Develop the structures and resources necessary to implement the chosen project in their classroom


    This three-day workshop is a blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Your workshop will be facilitated by PBLWorks National Faculty members—all seasoned teachers, administrators, and coaches who are PBL experts.

  • NEW: PBLNow High School Science (9-12) Curriculum
    NEW: PBLNow High School Science ($1,400)

    This workshop is for High School (Grades 9–12) teachers interested in unpacking and adapting a Science PBL curriculum unit for their classroom.

    This three-day workshop—based on high-quality Project Based Learning curriculum and materials developed by PBLWorks is another great way to begin your PBL journey. In this workshop, you will learn about PBLWorks Gold Standard Essential Design Elements and Project Based Teaching Practices and use this knowledge to unpack and adapt a PBLWorks' curriculum unit to implement in your classroom. You will leave this workshop with a personalized project calendar and an understanding of how to navigate and utilize the provided tools and resources you need to implement the project with students successfully.
    *You will not be designing an original project. If you prefer to design your own project or are in a different subject area or grade band, please select PBL 101 or one of our other subject-specific workshops. 

    In this workshop, participants will:

    • Increase understanding of the Gold Standard Project Design Elements 
    • Develop a calendar specifically contextualized to their own school calendar to implement their chosen project
    • Learn and apply the Project Based Teaching Practices in the planning and review of their project
    • Reflect on the needs of learners and incorporate scaffolding strategies to support learning throughout a project 
    • Apply culture-building strategies in their project planning 
    • Develop the structures and resources necessary to implement the chosen project in their classroom


    This three-day workshop is a blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Your workshop will be facilitated by PBLWorks National Faculty members—all seasoned teachers, administrators, and coaches who are PBL experts.

  • NEW: PBLNow Upper Elementary / Middle School Social Studies
    NEW: PBLNow Upper Elementary / Middle School Social Studies ($1,400)

    Upper Elementary/Middle School Social Studies— This workshop is for Upper Elementary/Middle School (Grades 4–8) teachers interested in unpacking and adapting a Social Studies PBL curriculum unit in their classroom.

    This three-day workshop—based on high-quality Project Based Learning curriculum and materials developed by PBLWorks is another great way to begin your PBL journey. In this workshop, you will learn about PBLWorks Gold Standard Essential Design Elements and Project Based Teaching Practices and use this knowledge to unpack and adapt a PBLWorks' curriculum unit to implement in your classroom. You will leave this workshop with a personalized project calendar and an understanding of how to navigate and utilize the provided tools and resources you need to implement the project with students successfully.
    *You will not be designing an original project. If you prefer to design your own project or are in a different subject area or grade band, please select PBL 101 or one of our other subject-specific workshops. 

    In this workshop, participants will:

    • Increase understanding of the Gold Standard Project Design Elements 
    • Develop a calendar specifically contextualized to their own school calendar to implement their chosen project
    • Learn and apply the Project Based Teaching Practices in the planning and review of their project
    • Reflect on the needs of learners and incorporate scaffolding strategies to support learning throughout a project 
    • Apply culture-building strategies in their project planning 
    • Develop the structures and resources necessary to implement the chosen project in their classroom


    This three-day workshop is a blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Your workshop will be facilitated by PBLWorks National Faculty members—all seasoned teachers, administrators, and coaches who are PBL experts.

  • NEW: PBLNow High School Social Studies
    NEW: PBLNow High School Social Studies ($1,400)

    High School Social Studies— This workshop is for High School (Grades 9–12) teachers interested in unpacking and adapting a Social Studies PBL curriculum unit in their classroom.

    This three-day workshop—based on high-quality Project Based Learning curriculum and materials developed by PBLWorks is another great way to begin your PBL journey. In this workshop, you will learn about PBLWorks Gold Standard Essential Design Elements and Project Based Teaching Practices and use this knowledge to unpack and adapt a PBLWorks' curriculum unit to implement in your classroom. You will leave this workshop with a personalized project calendar and an understanding of how to navigate and utilize the provided tools and resources you need to implement the project with students successfully.
    *You will not be designing an original project. If you prefer to design your own project or are in a different subject area or grade band, please select PBL 101 or one of our other subject-specific workshops. 

    In this workshop, participants will:

    • Increase understanding of the Gold Standard Project Design Elements 
    • Develop a calendar specifically contextualized to their own school calendar to implement their chosen project
    • Learn and apply the Project Based Teaching Practices in the planning and review of their project
    • Reflect on the needs of learners and incorporate scaffolding strategies to support learning throughout a project 
    • Apply culture-building strategies in their project planning 
    • Develop the structures and resources necessary to implement the chosen project in their classroom


    This three-day workshop is a blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Your workshop will be facilitated by PBLWorks National Faculty members—all seasoned teachers, administrators, and coaches who are PBL experts.

One-day pre-conference workshops

  • SEL in PBL
    SEL in PBL ($300) 

    A Project Slice demonstrates what it’s like to be a learner in Project Based Learning, by engaging participants in an immersive one day PBL experience—a “slice” of a project. Reflect on ways in which Transformative Social Emotional Learning (SEL) serves as a lever for equity by lifting up identity, agency, belonging, curiosity, and collaborative decision-making for students in Project Based Learning.

    In this workshop, participants will learn to:

    • Describe the connection between the development of SEL competencies and Gold Standard PBL.
    • Articulate the attributes of Transformative SEL.
    • Identify opportunities to strengthen SEL competencies through Transformative SEL within a project.


    This one-day workshop is a blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Your workshop will be facilitated by PBLWorks National Faculty members—all seasoned teachers, administrators, and coaches who are PBL experts.

  • Project Slice: Making Space for Change
    Project Slice: Making Space for Change ($300)

    A Project Slice demonstrates what it’s like to be a learner in Project Based Learning, by engaging participants in an immersive one day PBL experience—a “slice” of a project.

    Participants in this Project Slice explore the driving question, “How can we redesign a public space to promote a social benefit?” Each team focuses on creating a plan for a public space (park, library, etc.) that facilitates a different goal, such as increasing opportunities for civil and democratic discourse, or enhancing public health and physical fitness.

    In this workshop, participants will:

    • Understand what it is like to engage in PBL as a learner
    • Experience the four phases of a project.
    • Connect the Project Slice to current classroom practice.
    • Build on learning to develop a vision for future classroom practice.


    This one-day workshop is a blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Your workshop will be facilitated by PBLWorks National Faculty members—all seasoned teachers, administrators, and coaches who are PBL experts.

  • Project Slice: Sustainable Future
    Project Slice: Sustainable Future ($300) 

    A Project Slice demonstrates what it’s like to be a learner in Project Based Learning, by engaging participants in an immersive one day PBL experience—a “slice” of a project.

    The driving question for this Project Slice is, “How do we manage shared resources for a sustainable future?” Teams explore and apply economic and environmental science theories related to the “commons.” They create case study presentations focused on local and global situations in which the needs of individuals come into conflict with the needs of the collective, and present possible solutions to these challenges. 

    In this workshop, participants will:

    • Understand what it is like to engage in PBL as a learner
    • Experience the four phases of a project
    • Connect the Project Slice to current classroom practice
    • Build on learning to develop a vision for future classroom practice


    This one-day workshop is a blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Your workshop will be facilitated by PBLWorks National Faculty members—all seasoned teachers, administrators, and coaches who are PBL experts.

  • Project Slice: Art of Persuasion
    Project Slice: Art of Persuasion ($300)

    A Project Slice demonstrates what it’s like to be a learner in Project Based Learning, by engaging participants in an immersive one day PBL experience—a “slice” of a project.

    The driving question for this Project Slice workshop is “How can we use graphic design to inspire change?” Participants work together in teams to design digital poster art about an issue that is important to them. To support their work on this project, they will explore political poster art from the past and the present, and learn how to use graphic design principles to craft a compelling message. 

    In this workshop, participants will:

    • Understand what it is like to engage in PBL as a learner
    • Experience the four phases of a project
    • Connect the Project Slice to current classroom practice
    • Build on learning to develop a vision for future classroom practice


    This one-day workshop is a blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Your workshop will be facilitated by PBLWorks National Faculty members—all seasoned teachers, administrators, and coaches who are PBL experts.