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Looking to schedule your own workshop to launch PBL with your teachers and staff? You've come to the right place. We bring high-quality Project Based Learning to in-person and online workshops, for schools and districts across the country. Services include:
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 Art of Persuasion
The driving question for this Project Slice is, “How can we inspire people to create change?” Teams create a persuasive visual design for a marketing/social media campaign for an issue they care about. They research their topics, analyze mentor texts, and learn how to use rhetorical appeals to craft a compelling and effective message.
Making Space for Change
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.
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.
SEL in PBL
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.
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.
Sustained Support Visits
Deepen your ability to implement a Gold Standard project by reflecting on and strengthening the Essential Project Design Elements and Project Based Teaching Practices in your PBL classroom. Sustained Support Visits are designed to provide focused support for teachers to implement projects effectively. Focus areas include:
- Building a PBL Culture
- Formative Assessment
- Managing the Process
- Peer Critique
- Project Design Refresh (full day only)
- Student Reflection
- Sustained Inquiry
- Implementation Studio*
*The Implementation Studio can be tailored by your National Faculty to address specific needs if offered topics are not an ideal fit.
PBL 201– Equity & Gold Standard PBL
Deepen your understanding of how to integrate the PBL Equity Levers into the design and facilitation of Gold Standard PBL in a way that fosters equity in the classroom.
PBL 201– Improving the Quality of Student Work
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.
Teacher Online Consultancies
This service provides a series of consultancy sessions for teachers during the implementation of their project with “just in time” guidance and resources from our expert National Faculty. Teacher Online Consultancy is a package of 20 hours, available in 30 or 60-minute sessions for individuals or small teams (maximum of four).
Project Design Consulting
Project Design Consulting builds the capacity of teachers who have participated in PBL 101 to develop a deeper understanding of how to design high-quality projects based on the Gold Standard Seven Essential Design Elements. In individual or team meetings, National Faculty offer targeted expert consulting anchored in up to two specific Design Elements using the Project Design Rubric.
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.
Designed for school and district leaders (principals, assistant principals, deans, department heads, grade level leaders, and others responsible for instructional coaching) to learn how to prepare and support teachers who engage in PBL 101 to more effectively implement Gold Standard PBL in their classrooms. Consisting of two 90-minute sessions, this workshop is to be scheduled in conjunction with PBL 101.*
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 a team of 3–4 individuals. Both new and experienced practitioners of PBL are welcome.
PBL Classroom Walkthroughs
PBL Classroom Walkthroughs build the capacity of school leaders or instructional coaches to develop a deeper understanding of what Gold Standard Project Based Teaching Practices look like in action. In one-day walkthroughs, National Faculty offer targeted expert consulting focused on 1–3 specific PBL Teaching Practices identified in advance by the school leader or instructional coach.
Interested in services?
We’d love to connect with you and explore options for bringing PBL to your school through in-person or online workshops. Whether this is your first workshop, or you are looking for continued support, we have options available and are looking forward to discussing more! We're here to answer your questions and discuss all the details.