This one-day workshop provides an overview of PBL as a transformative approach to social and emotional learning (SEL).

Workshop Description

Reflect on ways in which Transformative SEL serves as a lever for equity by lifting up identity, agency, belonging, curiosity, and collaborative decision-making for students in Project Based Learning.


  • March 14, 2024
  • July 25, 2024
  • October 26, 2024 (Saturday)


Who should take this workshop:

All educators who are committed to both Social and Emotional Learning and Project Based Learning. It's an excellent workshop for teachers, instructional coaches and school/district leaders.

While there is no pre-requisite for this course, some knowledge of SEL and PBL is helpful. 

Workshop Outcomes 

• Describe the connection between the development of SEL competencies and Gold Standard PBL 

• Articulate the attributes of Transformative SEL.

• Identify opportunities to strengthen SEL competencies through Transformative SEL within a project.

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: 1 day

Pre-requisite: None

A few more things to know about  SEL in PBL:

SEL in PBL 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 critique and revision.

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.

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 integrate SEL into your Gold Standard Projects.

You'll understand how SEL and PBL support 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 SEL in PBL, you can continue on your learning path by accessing online resources exclusive to workshop participants,  as well as exploring additional options such as PBL 101 or our Online Courses to deepen your PBL practice.

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