Free webinar series this spring to guide educators through distance learning with Gold Standard Project Based Learning
Novato, CA (April 14, 2020) – PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), is offering a free webinar series designed to offer practical guidance for facilitating Gold Standard Project Based Learning online with students. To register, visit pblworks.org/free-webinars-pbl-online.
All webinars will be presented live and recorded versions will be made available for free upon request.
“We asked educators what they need most right now and their feedback helped us create this series of informative and resourceful webinars,” said Bob Lenz, CEO of PBLWorks. “It is important we continue to support educators as they work to engage students in learning through these uncertain times.”
The free webinar series is facilitated by Antoinette Magee, regional director of educational partnerships at PBLWorks, and will include a variety of guest experts. The first four webinars in the series include:
How to Adapt a Gold Standard Project for Online Learning (Wednesday, April 15 – [12:00]-[1:15] PM PST or Friday, April 17 – [9:00]-[10:15] AM PST) will teach educators how to adapt a Gold Standard PBL project for online learning and how to engage students in intellectually challenging and meaningful work online.
Solutions for Sticky Problems of Practice for Facilitating PBL Online (Wednesday, April 22 – [12:00]-[1:15] PM PST or Thursday, April 23 – [12:00]-[1:15] PM PST) will present practical solutions for the top challenges teachers are encountering as they design and facilitate PBL online.
How Can High Quality PBL Create Equity in the Classroom? (Wednesday, April 29 – [12:00]-[1:15] PM PST or Thursday, April 30 – [3:30]-[4:45] PM PST) will explore how bold educators can activate change to foster equitable learning environments that better equip all learners to reach their academic, vocational, and personal aspirations.
An already completed webinar on 7 Tech Tools for Supporting Online PBL took place the week of April 6. A recording can be requested here. This webinar offers technology tools that work well for online learning and align with PBLWorks’ 7 Essential Project Design Elements.
To learn more about PBLWorks’ webinar series, visit https://www.pblworks.org/free-webinars-pbl-online.
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.