Project Based Learning Workshops for Teachers and Leaders Are Now Available Online

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In order to serve teachers and leaders during school closures, PBLWorks, provider of professional development for Project Based Learning (PBL), is transitioning many of its workshops and services to an online format through June 2020, and possibly beyond that. This includes the  PBL 101 Workshop which provides an introduction to high-quality PBL.

“It’s important that we make a shift in the delivery of our services to prioritize the safety of our partners,” said Bob Lenz, CEO of PBLWorks. “We’re ready and excited to offer engaging, highly interactive online learning for educators so they can deliver high-quality PBL experiences to their students – whether they are in classrooms or learning from home.”

The online format of the PBL 101 Workshop is based on PBLWorks’ Gold Standard Model for PBL and facilitated by PBLWorks’ National Faculty. 

Each online workshop will bring all the elements of PBLWorks’ professional learning online via digital connection and collaboration tools. Participants can design a PBL project for remote learning, or design a traditional one for their classroom. In addition, the online workshops will model how teachers can do projects with students remotely, using a variety of technology tools.

By shifting to online services, PBLWorks can now offer the PBL 101 Workshop to  more schools and educators across multiple time zones and geographic locations. 

To learn more about PBLWorks and its new online offerings, visit