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PBL Courses & Workshops for Individuals

Get started learning about PBL, whether you’re brand new to PBL or advancing your practice. 

PBL Courses & Workshops for Individuals

Get started learning about PBL, whether you’re brand new to PBL or advancing your practice. 

Teachers and leaders don’t become PBL experts overnight 

The trip from traditional instruction to PBL is a journey of professional learning and reflection. If you're looking for support as you navigate your way, we'd be happy to be your guide. Our 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.

New to PBL, and wondering where to get started? 

We have three excellent choices for teachers just getting started with Project Based Learning. Here's a quick guide to help you decide which is right for you.

One
If you want to design an original PBL unit for your students...

Choose our 3-day "PBL 101" Workshop

You'll design a standards-based PBL project unit, ready to finish and implement with your students. And you'll learn about the essentials of Gold Standard PBL, and how to get started with PBL in your classroom. See the full 3-Day Workshop agenda for more details.


3 consecutive days of 7 hour sessions (21 hours of instruction time), together with up to 35 fellow teachers.


Receive a certificate of completion.

Learn more or Register now

Two
If you want to adapt an existing PBL unit for your students...

Choose our 8-week "Adapting Your First Project" Course

You’ll adapt one of 72 standards-based PBL projects to meet the needs of their students and unique context, while gaining a grounding in the design elements for Gold Standard PBL. See the full Course Outline for more details.


8 weekly 90-minute evening sessions (12 hours of instruction, including real-time and asynchronous sessions), together with a cohort of up to 50 teachers.


Receive optional graduate-level professional development credit (for an additional $120).

Learn more or Register now

Three
If you want to learn and practice the skills needed to facilitate high quality PBL...

Choose our 8-week "Becoming a PBL Teacher" Course

The strategies you learn in this course will support your successful and sustainable implementation of PBL in your classroom. See the full Course Outline for more details.


8 weekly 90-minute evening sessions (12 hours of instruction, including real-time and asynchronous sessions), together with a cohort of up to 50 teachers.


Receive optional graduate-level professional development credit (for an additional $120).

Learn more or Register now

There's more to explore once you begin...

We've given you some great ideas for where to get started, but your adventure has just begun. Let's take a look at the full path (the Trail Map below) to PBL we've created for you, based on the experience of over 100,000 teachers and leaders we've trained. For a deeper dive into the key stages of the path, check out our free eBook, "Your PBL Journey: A Guide for Teachers."

Journey Map updated

And here are the courses, workshops, and resources to support you each step of the way...

If you're just beginning to DISCOVER (Stage 1) the merits of PBL, we have a myriad of resources here on our website for you to explore, including: the PBL Blog, books, and free PBL projects and resources at MyPBLWorks

If you're ready to jump in to learn and implement PBL, join us for the following courses and workshops - all available online!

Learn marker

3-DAY WORKSHOP

PBL 101: Intro to PBL & Project Design

Our flagship foundational course provides a grounding in the Gold Standard PBL model and project design. Draft a standards-based PBL unit, ready to finish and implement with your students. 

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 NEW   8-WEEK ONLINE COURSE

Becoming a PBL Teacher

Build the knowledge and key teaching practices to become a PBL teacher. You’ll learn how to incorporate effective teaching practices into the framework of PBL, as you discover a new and rewarding role for yourself in the classroom. You will not be designing a project in this course.

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 NEW   8-WEEK ONLINE COURSE

Adapting Your First Project

Adapt one of 72 standards-based PBL projects to meet the needs of their students - both for the classroom or remote learning - while gaining a grounding in the Essential Design Elements for Gold Standard PBL

Learn more or Register now

Implement

3-DAY WORKSHOP

PBL 201: Improving the Quality of Student Work

In this advanced workshop, participants will investigate and apply teaching practices and strategies that can help to strengthen the quality of student work in the PBL classroom.

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Share & Lead

3-DAY WORKSHOP

PBL Coaching Workshop

For instructional coaches

Based on the PBLWorks Coaching Cycle and aligned to Gold Standard Project Based Teaching Practices, participants will gain the knowledge and skills to support teachers in project implementation.

No workshops are available at this time, but we hope to offer an online version soon!


3-DAY WORKSHOP

PBL Leadership Workshop

For school or district leaders

An intensive dive into how school and district leaders can create the conditions needed for Project Based Learning to thrive in their systems. 

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This is probably the best professional development I have ever participated in, and I've been teaching for twenty-five years. It is EXACTLY what I needed for my PBL practice right now.

Teacher , Kansas