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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, the Buck Institute for Education also partners 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.

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

PBL Ohio Institute

On July 25-27, 2017 PBL Ohio Institute will be back - bigger and better than ever!  Choose from these three-day academies:

  • PBL 101 (with choice of these strands:  K-5, 6-12, K-5 STEM, 6-12 STEM, Career Tech Centers or Higher Ed. Faculty)
  • PBL 201
  • PBL Coaching
  • PBL Leader Launch

Ron Berger, Co-Founder of the Center for High Quality Student Work will be featured two days for these special sessions:

  • Why Deeper Learning Matters, followed by a meet-and-greet book signing with Ron.  Books available for purchase.
  • Critique & Feedback, based on Ron's legendary, Austin's Butterfly.

Why attend the PBL Ohio Institute?  Last year, the PBL Ohio Institute hosted teachers from 15 states and 5 countries.  See a highlight reel from last year and learn how participants responded to:  "Why PBL?" .   And yet another reason, some consider Columbus, Ohio as the top city in the world - no kidding!


Early bird discount available till March 31.  Graduate Credit also available for an additional fee.  Questions?  Contact Dr. Teresa Dempsey or Rob Engel.  Register here.

Region 10 PBLTexas

Mark your calendars for July 31! We are proud to offer – along with the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) – not one, but two Project Based Learning workshops for teachers, instructional coaches and school leaders. Learn new ways to design, assess, and manage projects that engage and motivate students. Click here for more registration details or to register.

PBL Canada Institute

Hillfield Strathallan College is pleased to host the PBL Canada Institute in collaboration with the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) on August 21-23, 2017.
Attendees will be actively engaged in one the following sessions:
 

PBL 101: Begin Your PBL Journey
For Teachers
Participants are introduced to BIE’s Gold Standard Project Based Teaching Practices and are provided with the skills and knowledge needed to design, assess and manage a rigorous, relevant, and standards-based project.

PBL 201: Continue Your PBL Journey
For Teachers, Coaches, Curriculum Specialists & School Leaders
Based on BIE’s Gold Standard Project Based Teaching Practices and focusing on K-12 classroom practice, participants are encouraged to attend to learn more about supporting Gold Standard PBL Practices.  Participants in this session must have previously completed the PBL 101 Program.

PBL Leadership Academy: Support Your PBL Journey
For Administrators and Instructional Leaders
Participants will explore best practices in leading a school in the effective and sustainable implementation of Project Based Learning.

The Early Bird discount is available until April 30, 2017.


Register online: www.hsc.on.ca/pblcanada

Palm Valley PBL Institute

Nestled in the heart of the Coachella Valley, the Palm Valley School is pleased to host instructors from the Buck Institute for Education to present two of their Project Based Learning workshops and trainings. Based on the Buck Institute's Gold Standard for PBL, they will be be offering both the PBL 101 Training (a three-day training, August 23-25) and the PBL Instructional Coaching workshop (a two-day training, August 24-25). This Professional Development program is sure to appeal to educators in all age groups and school types. This PBL institute, presented in beautiful, sunny southern California, is sure to fill up quickly!

In addition to all materials needed for the workshop, your registration fee will include a daily continental breakfast. They are also offering options to attend networking opportunities throughout the week with your cohort group of educators in attendance and other local and national PBL Educators.

For registration information, please visit their page, or call the Palm Valley School at 760-328-0861.

Chesterfield PBL Institute

Learning Forward Virginia and Chesterfield County Public Schools is excited to bring the PBL Institute to Chesterfield, Virginia October 12-14, 2017

LEARN: PBL 101
PBL 101 is BIE’s foundational three-day workshop. Based on BIE's model of Gold Standard PBL, the workshop provides participants with the skills and knowledge needed to design assess and manage a rigorous, relevant, and standards-based project.

ENHANCE: PBL 201
PBL 201 (prerequisite: PBL 101) is a three-day deep dive focused on advanced  practices in PBL implementation including topics Building Culture, Assessing Student Learning, and Creating Effective Team Roles.

COACH: Coaching Academy
PBL Coaching Academy is a three-day dynamic workshop that engages instructional coaches in best practices for providing sustained support for teachers to enable high quality PBL design and instruction. It is recommended that participants in the Coaching Academy have attended our foundational PBL 101 Workshop.

LEAD: Leadership Academy
PBL Leadership Academy is a three-day workshop for up to 50 instructional leaders and administrators, who may attend as leadership teams. This workshop engages leaders in exploring best practices in leading a school or district in the effective, sustainable implementation of Project Based Learning.

Cost:
Early Bird (before July 15): $650.00
Regular (after July 15): $700.00
Register here. (*Registration fee includes your selected session, meals during the conference, and materials needed during the session)

Location: Chesterfield County, Virginia
[email protected], 13900 Hull Street Rd., Midlothian, Virginia 23112

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