PBLWorks moves its PBL Workshops to online format in response to school closures
Novato, CA (April 16, 2020) – In order to serve teachers and leaders during school closures, PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality 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 popular 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 retains the features that have made this workshop so effective and well-received by teachers and school leaders; it’s based on PBLWorks’ Gold Standard Model for PBL and facilitated by PBLWorks’ expert 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 even more schools and educators across multiple time zones and geographic locations.
To learn more about PBLWorks and its new online offerings, visit https://www.pblworks.org/services/online-workshops.
PBLWorks (the brand name of the Buck Institute for Education) believes that all students – no matter where they live or what their background – should have access to quality Project Based Learning to deepen their learning and achieve success in college, career, and life. Our focus is on building the capacity of teachers to design and facilitate quality Project Based Learning, and on supporting school and system leaders in creating the conditions for these teachers to succeed with all students. For more information, visit www.pblworks.org.