PBL Coaching Workshop

Are you an instructional coach or leader who supports teachers implementing PBL? In this three-day workshop, you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to support teachers with project implementation.
PBL Coaching Workshop

Workshop Description

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.


  • Jan. 30, Feb. 6, and Feb. 13, 2024 (Eastern Time)

  • May 21-23, 2024 (Eastern Time)

  • July 9-11, 2024 (Pacific Time)

  • September 17-19, 2024 (Central Time)

Individual Instructional Coaches and Leaders can sign up for our Open Online Workshops

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Schools and districts can schedule exclusive workshops just for their staff members.

Book a workshop for your Schools & Districts

For schools and districts, it's possible to schedule your own workshop for a staff group of instructional coaches and leaders. Get in touch

Who should take this workshop?

Instructional coaches or leaders who are looking to support teachers in project implementation.

Pre-requisite: You must complete the PBL 101 Workshop or the equivalent before participating in PBL Coaching

Workshop Outcomes

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

The Essentials

  • Instruction:  Led by a member of PBLWorks' National Faculty – seasoned teachers, administrators, school coaches, and PBL experts
  • Workshop Size: Up to 35 participants
  • Workshop Length: 3 days
  • Pre-requisite: You must complete the PBL 101 Workshop or the equivalent before participating in PBL Coaching.

What you will do in 3 days

In the PBL Coaching Workshop, you will learn more about the Gold Standard Essential Design Elements and Project Based Teaching Practices, and most importantly, build a Coaching Toolkit that you can use to support teachers with project implementation. 

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Day #1


During this first day, you will calibrate with your peers on the Ideal Coach, PBL Gold Standard Design Elements, and Teaching Practices and begin to create your PBL Coaching Toolkit. 

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Day #2


Now that you  have calibrated on the elements of Gold Standard PBL, you are introduced to the first 3 phases of the PBL Coaching Cycle by engaging in a data analysis protocol and curating resources/ creating coaching questions for your PBL Coaching Toolkit. 

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Day #3


With the story of the coaching cycle clear and the key elements identified, you will learn more about how to support teachers during the Implement and Support and Analyze Impact phases of the PBL coaching cycle to ensure impact. These strategies and resources are then built into the collaborative PBL Coaching Toolkit. 

A few more things to know about PBL Coaching:

PBL Coaching models the PBL process.  You'll be experiencing the same style of learning that you will support your teachers with. The workshop models many features of Project Based Learning — from an engaging entry event to a final public product.

You'll experience a mix of learning activities.  The workshop is a blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. 

You get access to a host of online resources. Online resources — including an in-workshop companion and post-workshop learning modules — provide continued support beyond the workshop so you can effectively support teachers with project implementation.

You'll understand how PBL supports educational equity.  Every workshop and every service we design reflects our mission to prepare all students for academic, personal, and career success.

It's part of a sustained learning journey.  Real change happens over weeks, months, and even years, not overnight. After PBL Coaching, you can continue on your learning path by accessing online resources exclusive to workshop participants,  as well as exploring additional options such as PBL 201s or our Online Courses to deepen your PBL practice.

Join us for an open workshop or schedule a session for your staff!