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The Buck Institute for Education offers conferences for Project Based Learning (PBL) that include professional learning opportunities for teachers, leaders, and instructional coaches. These events include BIE's exemplary workshops, inspiring keynote speakers, and community building opportunities to catalyze transformational change in teaching and learning.

In addition to BIE's popular PBL World, we partner with educational organizations (school districts, county offices of education, instructional service providers) to offer PBL Institutes, which are facilitated by BIE's premier National Faculty and provide regional opportunities to build capacity for implementing and sustaining Gold Standard Project Based Learning. If you would like to learn more about how you can host a PBL Institute, request info here.

Please see the events below to find a PBL workshop near you. Workshops at these events may include: Gold Standard PBL 101 workshop, Leadership Workshops, Coaching Workshop, PBL 201 Sessions, and Keynotes. For more information about each event, please contact the host organization directly by following the "Register Now" link.

PBL World

PBL World is coming back to the Napa Valley, California, June 18-21, 2018.

PBL World is a premier conference in the field of education for Project Based Learning (PBL). Our exemplary workshops, inspiring keynote speakers, and community building opportunities catalyze transformational change in teaching and learning. We bring together dedicated teachers, instructional coaches, and school leaders to build their capacity for implementing and sustaining Gold Standard PBL in the communities they serve.

PBL World features BIE’s Gold Standard PBL 101 Workshop, which provides participants with the skills and knowledge needed to design, assess, and manage a rigorous, relevant, and standards-based project. We will also be offering a brand new Leadership Team Workshop, new content for the PBL Coaching Workshop, and a new PBL 201 Workshop with two strand options.

Register now to take advantage of limited Early Bird Pricing!

Palm Valley PBL Institute

February 21-23, 2018

Nestled in the heart of the Coachella Valley, California the Palm Valley School is pleased to host instructors from the Buck Institute for Education to present three of their most popular Project Based Learning workshops. Based on the Buck Institute's Gold Standard for PBL, we are honored to be offering both the PBL 101 and PBL 201 Trainings (for Faculty) and the PBL Instructional Coaching workshop (for Administrators and Instructional Coaches). These coveted program trainings are sure to appeal to educators and administrators of all types, so register today, as this institute held in beautiful southern California is sure to fill up quickly!

Register here.

Contact Susan Rice for further information.

PBL Ohio Institute

PBL Ohio Institute - July 25-27 (with new pre-conference option on July 24)

Join us the for third annual PBL Ohio Institute proudly held in collaboration with the Buck Institute for Education.  Last year, PBL Ohio hosted 600 participants from all over the world.  Early Bird Registration ends April 1


This year has been expanded to include these learning options:


July 24 - Project Slice (pre-conference option)


July 25-27 (new and revised options):

  • PBL 101 (Select from K-5, 6-12, STEM or Career Pathways),
  • PBL 201 (Select from two strands - Building a Learner-Centered Classroom OR Improving the Quality of Student Work
  • PBL Coaching (extended to 3 days this year)
  • PBL Leadership (revised for leaders new or seasoned to PBL)

Want some fun ideas on what to do while you're visiting Columbus, OH - check this out!

Registration Questions?  Contact Rob Engel.

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