Three-day PBL 101 workshop. This onsite workshop engages participants in learning the principles for designing, assessing and managing standards-focused projects as well as using performance assessments to judge the relevant work generated by 21st Century learners. Through a combination of direct instruction, video analysis and hands-on collaborative work, participants have the opportunity to plan, design and receive peer feedback on an engaging and rigorous project using the Buck Institute for Education model and tools. Every participant (no more than 35 in any one session) receives a free copy of our PBL 101 Workbook, which includes rubrics, planning forms, activities, readings, etc.
One-day PBL Instructional Coaching follow-ups. We conduct onsite instructional coaching visits as a required element of our sustained support. The content and process of these sessions are based on the needs of the participating teachers. The follow-ups could include additional training, classroom observation, teacher coaching, curriculum review, or a review of student work. We require a minimum of two in the school year following the PBL 101 workshop.
One-day PBL 201: Advanced Practices workshops. These onsite workshops are designed as follow-ups for educators who have taken our PBL 101 workshop and had an opportunity to implement their project. The topics range from PBL and Web 2.0, PBL and RtI, PBL and Differentiated Instruction, PBL and Special Needs Students, etc.
One-day PBL For Leaders workshops. These onsite workshops are designed to provide educational leaders with a toolkit of ideas and best practices that will enable them to create a teaching and learning environment that allows PBL to flourish in their school. Our National Faculty members who currently work as principals in PBL schools facilitate these sessions.