Want to learn more about how to begin or deepen your PBL practice? Check out our online workshops and courses for individuals and small groups below. Interested in booking workshops for your school or district? Click here to learn more. 


Online Courses

PBLWorks offers 8-week online courses to support teachers in becoming stronger project-based practitioners. Online Courses work well for teachers who want a combination of self-paced learning and weekly online sessions. While the courses can be taken in any order, we recommend those new to PBL start with PBL Jumpstart: Design, followed by PBL Jumpstart: Teach.

Online Courses are offered to domestic and international partners.

8-WEEK COURSES | 6:30-8 p.m. (Central Time)

PBL Jumpstart: Design

Become a stronger project designer through the use of the Essential Project Design Elements. This course is designed to guide teachers in adapting one of the standards-based projects from our Project Library to meet the needs of their students and unique classroom context. (Formerly Adapting Your First Project)

PBL Jumpstart: Teach  

Become a stronger facilitator of Project Based Learning through the use of Project Based Teaching Practices. This course is designed to guide teachers in their shift to becoming a PBL teacher. You’ll learn how to incorporate effective teaching practices you already use into the framework of PBL and learn how to assume a new and rewarding role in the classroom. Please note: If you want to learn how to adapt a project for your context, start with PBL Jumpstart: Design. (Formerly Becoming a PBL Teacher) 

Cost: $399 per person


  • Summer: Mondays, July 1 - August 19, 2024, Mondays, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Central Time)
  • Fall: Mondays, September 9 - November 1, 2024, Mondays, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Central Time)


Open Online Workshops

Open Online Workshops are 1-3 day full day workshops designed for individuals and/or small groups of educators who are interested in learning more about how to use Gold Standard PBL in their classrooms and schools. Open online workshops are $599 per person (3 days) and $200 per person (1 day). 

Open Online Workshops are offered to domestic and international partners.

3-DAY WORKSHOP | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (time zones vary) 

PBL 101: An Introduction to 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.

Cost: $599 per person

Upcoming Dates:

  • July
    • July 16 - 18, 2024 (Central Time)
    • July 16 - 18, 2024 (Pacific Time)
    • July 23 - 25, 2024 (Hawaii Time)
  • August
    • August 6 - 8, 2024 (Central Time) 
  • September:
    • Saturdays (9/7/24, 9/14/24, 9/21/24) (Eastern Time)
  • October:
    • October 8 -10, 2024 (Hawaii Time)
    • October 15 -17, 2024 (Central Time)
    • Saturdays (10/5/24, 10/12/24, 10/19/24) (Central Time)
    • October 29 - October 31, 2024 (Eastern Time)

3-DAY WORKSHOP | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (time zones vary) 

PBL Coaching Workshop (Prerequisite: PBL 101 or equivalent)

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 implementation of  Gold Standard PBL.
Cost: $599 per person

Upcoming Dates:

  • September 17-19, 2024 (Central Time) 


3-DAY WORKSHOP | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time)  

PBL Leadership Workshop

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.
Cost: $599 per person

Upcoming Dates:

  • July 9-11, 2024 


1-DAY WORKSHOP | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Central Time)  

Social Emotional Learning 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.
Cost: $200 per person

  • July 25, 2024
  • October 26, 2024 (Saturday)


Signing up for an online course or open online workshop? Check out the FAQ and Terms & Policies. And good news! You can now purchase CEUs (continuing education units) for any 3-day open online workshop that you attend.

About our workshops

What to Expect

Facilitated by our expert National Faculty, our workshops are a blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback.

Our online format offers the same exceptional quality as our in-person training, while also sharing new tools for digital connection and collaboration. Learn more

Who Should Attend

Teachers, school and district leaders, instructional coaches for K-12 schools who are looking to gain the skills and knowledge for successful and sustainable implementation of PBL.

Our workshops are designed for educators who are new to PBL and those who are ready to delve deeper into role-specific and advanced workshops.

Why Enroll

Teachers consistently rate our professional development services as exceptional.

Our workshops are based on our Gold Standard PBL model and provide participants with the skills and knowledge needed to design, assess, and manage a rigorous, relevant, and standards-based project.

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