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The Project

The Project is an audio experience produced by PBLWorks. Hosts Laureen Adams and Stanley Richards dive deep into the power, the potential, the pitfalls, and the possibilities of Project Based Learning – to help you, your students, and your colleagues get the most out of PBL.

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Episode 1 - Aug 10, 2020

Don’t send a professional to do an 8th grader’s job 

A conversation with Ron Berger about powerful PBL projects he's worked on with students, including an 8th grade science project that prompted a town to invest $156K in energy renovations of its schools

Guest: Ron Berger, Chief Academic Officer at EL Education

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EPISODE 2 - August 10, 2020

What the heck is PBL?

In this episode, learn about the what and why of Project Based Learning from two best-selling authors and long-time PBL experts.

Guests: John Larmer, former PBLWorks Editor in Chief;  Suzie Boss, PBLWorks Emeritus Faculty

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Episode 3 - August 10, 2020

PBL bloopers: stories from the PBL trenches

Hear stories from PBL veteran teachers about their early mistakes and the lessons learned. If you're just getting started with PBL, you won't want to miss this conversation! 

Guests: Teachers and PBLWorks National Faculty Ellie Foust, Eric White, Telannia Norfar

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Episode 4 - August 10, 2020

This Teachable Moment

As the pandemic turns our educational system upside down, PBLWorks CEO Bob Lenz sees an incredible opportunity to transform the way kids learn through Project Based Learning. 

Guest: Bob Lenz, PBLWorks CEO

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Episode 5 - August 10, 2020

​​​​​​​The education all students deserve: PBL and racial equity

Educational equity leaders Carlos and Dinah join us to talk about redesigning schools with equity in mind, and what meaningful learning looks like right now during emergency remote learning.  

Guests: Carlos Moreno, CEO at Big Picture Learning; Dinah Becton-Consuegra, Equity Consultant 

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Episode 6 - August 10, 2020

The "Breaking Bias" project 

Five teachers from three high schools in different locations in the US tell us about their joint venture: a PBL project focused on allowing their students to listen and learn from one another, to better equip themselves to disarm bias in the future.

Guests:  Teachers Josh Baldwin, Tara Harvey, and Liz Ruddell from North High School in Liberty, MO; Rachel Harcrow from Young Women’s College Prep in Rochester, NY; and Samuel Texeira, from Henderson Inclusion School in Dorchester, MA

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