Current Workshop Offerings

NOTE: Submitting a registration request does not guarantee you a seat in the Workshop, you will receive an official confirmation by e-mail.
Teachers as Writers to Inspire their Students as Writers
Instructor: Shannon Anderson, Linda Amici
Description:

April 22-May 27, 2021 | 4:00-5:15 pm EST
REGISTER HERE   Fee: $149    
Using a Project Based Learning approach, this course is intended to support teachers to stretch their OWN writing muscles in order to be more effective in creating a culture of writing with students in their own classroom. 

 

 Thursday, 4/22/2021 - 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
 Thursday, 4/29/2021 - 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
 Thursday, 5/6/2021 - 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
 Thursday, 5/13/2021 - 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
 Thursday, 5/20/2021 - 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
 Thursday, 5/27/2021 - 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Equity and SEL Integration MASTER CLASS
Instructor: Jorge Valenzuela
Description:

Choose one set of dates and times below:

June 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2021 | 3:30-5:30 pm EST  
July 19, July 26, August 2, & August 9, 2021 | 3:30-5:30 pm EST 
REGISTER HERE   Fee: $149
Join this MASTER CLASS with Jorge Valenzuela to get tips, resources, and actionable steps to help you level up both your virtual and face-to-face lessons by focusing on equity and SEL in tandem with academics.

 

 Monday, 6/7/2021 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
 Monday, 6/14/2021 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
 Monday, 6/21/2021 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
 Monday, 6/28/2021 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
 Monday, 7/19/2021 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
 Monday, 7/26/2021 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
 Monday, 8/2/2021 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
 Monday, 8/9/2021 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Inquiry in the PBL STEM Classroom 
Instructor: Chris Fancher
Description:

June 8, 2021  OR  July 20, 2021  |  9:00 am-3:30 pm EST  (K-5 sessions)  
June 9, 2021 OR July 21, 2021  |  9:00 am-3:30 pm EST  (6-12 sessions) 
REGISTER HERE   Fee: $99
This synchronous workshop will demonstrate strategies for building a STEM PBL classroom where inquiry is a daily norm. This workshop is designed for teachers new to PBL or seasoned PBL teachers wanting to improve their inquiry skills. 

 

 Tuesday, 6/8/2021 - All Day
 Wednesday, 6/9/2021 - All Day
 Tuesday, 7/20/2021 - All Day
 Wednesday, 7/21/2021 - All Day
Understanding and Mastering Difficult Emotions for Educators
Instructor: Jorge Valenzuela
Description:

June 11, 2021 or July 2, 2021 | 9:00 am-3:30 pm EST
REGISTER HERE   Fee: $99
This one-day synchronous online session focuses on helping educators define emotions, label the ones they experience, and find strategies for managing difficult ones.

 

 Friday, 6/11/2021 - All Day
 Friday, 7/2/2021 - All Day
Student-Led IEPs  
Instructor: Kristen Uliasz
Description:

June 14, 2021  OR  August 3, 2021 | 9:00-3:30 pm EST
REGISTER HERE   Fee: $99

In this synchronous online workshop, participants will walk away with a clear understanding of the importance of why you should empower students to take over their IEPs, as well as practical planning tools, customizable templates, support strategies, and resources to get started with how to begin implementing Student-Led IEPs at your next meeting.  

 

 Monday, 6/14/2021 - All Day
 Tuesday, 8/3/2021 - All Day
Rubric Design 101
Instructor: Erin Gannon
Description:

Rubric Design 101
June 15, 2021  or  July 20, 2021 | 9:00 am-3:30 pm 
REGISTER HERE   Fee: $99

When used effectively, rubrics are a powerful tool to support students in producing high quality work. Join emeritus PBLWorks National Faculty member Erin Gannon for this practical one-day, online synchronous workshop to enhance your rubric know-how.

 

 Tuesday, 6/15/2021 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 Tuesday, 7/20/2021 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Inclusive PBL Basics
Instructor: Kristen Uliasz
Description:

June 16, 2021  OR  August 4, 2021 | 9:00-3:30 pm EST
REGISTER HERE   Fee: $99

This 1-day crash course on Inclusive PBL Basics will address the most common pressing Need to Knows that teachers have in making gold standard Project Based Learning work for students with disabilities in their classrooms.

 

 Wednesday, 6/16/2021 - All Day
 Wednesday, 8/4/2021 - All Day
Parent Partnerships for PBL Success
Instructor: Michelle Spencer
Description:

June 23, 2021 | 9:00 am-3:30 pm EST   
REGISTER HERE   Fee: $99

This one-day synchronous online workshop will equip participants with resources, tools, strategies, and practical tips for engaging parents with classroom PBL with ease and simplicity.

 

 Wednesday, 6/23/2021 - 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Transformative SEL: The Pulse of PBL
Instructor: Mike Kaechele
Description:

June 25, 2021  OR  July 19, 2021  OR  August 9, 2021 | 9:00 am-3:30 pm EST
REGISTER HERE   Fee: $99    

Discover how to teach, practice, and assess ALL of the CASEL competencies in this hands-on synchronous online workshop.

 

 Friday, 6/25/2021 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 Monday, 7/19/2021 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 Monday, 8/9/2021 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Restorative Practices to Support PBL Culture
Instructor: Randi Downs
Description:

June 29, 2021  |  9:00 am-3:30 pm EST   
REGISTER HERE   Fee: $99   

In this one-day synchronous online session, participants will explore how a restorative instructional approach can create and sustain a culture of collaboration, trust, and reflection. 

 

 Tuesday, 6/29/2021 - 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Student Engagement Strategies as the PBL “Glue” Between and During Units
Instructor: Heather Wolpert-Gawron
Description:

June 30, 2021  OR  August 5, 2021 | 9:00 am-3:30 pm EST   
REGISTER HERE   Fee: $99    

Join Emeritus PBLWorks National Faculty, Heather Wolpert-Gawron as she shares the best engagement strategies featured in her book, Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement, and shares advice on how to create an engaging learning environment even in-between PBL units.

 

 Wednesday, 6/30/2021 - 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
 Thursday, 8/5/2021 - 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Project-Based Writing: Deepening the Writing (and Listening and Speaking) Process Throughout a PBL Unit
Instructor: Heather Wolpert-Gawron
Description:

July 1, 2021  OR  August 6, 2021 | 9:00 am-3:30 pm EST   
REGISTER HERE   Fee: $99    

In this day-long synchronous online workshop, Emeritus PBLWorks National Faculty Heather Wolpert-Gawron will guide teachers in all subject areas to use writing throughout the PBL unit, and provide tips and tricks to give quick and efficient feedback in writing even if you don’t typically teach it in your content area. 

 

 Thursday, 7/1/2021 - 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
 Friday, 8/6/2021 - 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Effective Literacy Practices in Project-Based Learning
Instructor: Cheryl Dobbertin
Description:

July 13, 2021  |  9:00 am-3:30 pm EST   
REGISTER HERE   Fee: $99 

In this synchronous online session, we will explore the importance of PBL in supporting students' literacy development and ways to structure projects so that all students can participate in literacy-based learning. Facilitated by Emeritus PBLWorks National Faculty, Cheryl Dobbertin.

 Tuesday, 7/13/2021 - 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Scaffolding Project-Based Learning through Differentiated Instruction
Instructor: Cheryl Dobbertin
Description:

July 14, 2021  |  9:00 am-3:30 pm  EST
REGISTER HERE   Fee: $99

In this synchronous online session, participants will acquire a full understanding of differentiation, analyze model differentiated projects, and practice using a planning tool that will support current or future project designs.   Facilitated by Emeritus PBLWorks National Faculty, Cheryl Dobbertin.

 Wednesday, 7/14/2021 - 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Assessment-Driven Teaching and Learning in PBL
Instructor: Telannia Norfar
Description:

July 21, 2021 | 9:00 am-3:30 pm EST   
REGISTER HERE   Fee: $99    

In this online synchronous training, participants will look at prioritizing their standards and using assessments to drive the instruction of those standards. Facilitated by Emeritus PBLWorks National Faculty, Telannia Norfar.

 

 Wednesday, 7/21/2021 - 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Critical Thinking in PBL
Instructor: Telannia Norfar
Description:

July 22, 2021 | 9:00 am-3:30 pm EST   
REGISTER HERE   
Fee: $99    

In this synchronous online training, participants will understand the definition of critical thinking and know how to use strategies to support critical thinking in all content areas. You will practice strategies and adapt lesson plans to support the new strategies learned. Facilitated by Emeritus PBLWorks National Faculty,  Telannia Norfar.

 

 Thursday, 7/22/2021 - 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Social Justice in PBL
Instructor: Telannia Norfar
Description:

July 23, 2021 | 9:00 am-3:30 pm EST   
REGISTER HERE   
Fee: $99    

In this synchronous online training, you will know the importance and the role of social justice in the classroom. Experience and adapt classroom lessons with social justice strategies that you can implement in any subject content.  Facilitated by Emeritus PBLWorks National Faculty, Telannia Norfar.

 

 Friday, 7/23/2021 - 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
PBL Design
Instructor: Jill Simpson & Teresa Dempsey
Description:

Driving QuestionHow can I design high-quality PBL units for my classroom?  

Want to learn how to design a high-quality project based learning unit for your in-person or online classroom?  This 24-hour online course is composed of 12 hours of asynchronous instruction via Google Classroom as a review of the foundational elements for high-quality PBL design and culminates with two days of synchronous instruction with a PBLMatters facilitator to help you put your PBL design into action.  

Asynchronous Work:  Completed anytime from May 18-June 1, 2021 (12.5 hours of work)
Synchronous (Live) Dates: June 3-4, 2021 (8:30am-3:00pm)  

   OR
Asynchronous Work:  Completed anytime from June 16-22, 2021 (12.5 hours of work)
Synchronous (Live) Dates: June 24-25 2021 (8:30am-3:00pm)

   OR
Asynchronous Work:  Completed anytime from June 18-July 11, 2021 (12.5 hours of work)
Synchronous (Live) Dates: July 13-14, 2021 (8:30am-3:00pm) 

 Tuesday, 5/18/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Wednesday, 6/16/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Friday, 6/18/2021 - 12:00 AM
PBL Splash: An Introduction to PBL Design
Instructor: Teresa Dempsey
Description:

Now-June 14, 2021 

June 15-August 15, 2021  

Fee: $149    register here

How are "projects" different from "project based learning"? Many people think they mean the same.  Want to learn how they are different? PBL Splash is a fantastic introductory course for learning some basic principles for how to design PBL. 

 Friday, 3/19/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Tuesday, 6/15/2021 - 12:00 AM
PBL Plunge: Experiencing PBL as a Student
Instructor: Jenn Reid
Description:

May 3-May 17, 2021 

June 4-June 15, 2021  

June 18-27, 2021

August 6-22, 2021

September 3-19, 2021

Fee: $175    register here

Want to know what it's like to experience PBL as a student in an online classroom? This 15-hour asynchronous online course immerses teachers from the start as a student. 

 Monday, 5/3/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Friday, 6/4/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Friday, 6/18/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Friday, 8/6/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Friday, 9/3/2021 - 12:00 AM
Project Management: Tidying up the Messy Middle of a PBL Project
Instructor: Jill Simpson
Description:

Select one set of dates:
April 1- May 9, 2021

June 1-July 9, 2021 

July 26-August 27, 2021

September 13-October 8, 2021

December 9, 2021-January 13, 2022

Fee: $149    register here

Have you ever started implementing a PBL unit in your classroom and realized things are getting a little bit messy? It's normal - and it happens.  This asynchronous online course tackles common issues that arise during the sometimes messy middle of a project.

 Thursday, 4/1/2021 - All Day
 Tuesday, 6/1/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Monday, 7/26/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Monday, 9/13/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Thursday, 12/9/2021 - 12:00 AM
PBL On-Demand Coaching
Instructor: Jill Simpson
Description:

PBL On-Demand Coaching
Are you and/or your team looking for some feedback on your PBL design or implementation? Consider On-Demand PBL coaching! We can provide on-demand customized coaching to meet your needs, no matter where you are in the process.

$50 per half-hour session / $100 per hour session    register here

 Wednesday, 3/3/2021 - 12:00 AM
Assessment 101 in the PBL Classroom: Assessing Throughout a Project
Instructor: Jenn Reid
Description:

May 3-May 17, 2021 

June 4-June 25, 2021

August 6-August 22, 2021

September 10-September 26, 2021

Fee: $149 for Assessment 101    register here 
         $275 Bundle Price for both 101 & 201 (save $23!)    register here

This 15-hour asynchronous online course will explore how teachers create and use assessment throughout project-based learning, and not simply view assessment as just a final product. Various forms of formative assessment will be explored as well as tools to use when teaching PBL remotely. 

 Monday, 5/3/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Friday, 6/4/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Friday, 8/6/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Friday, 9/10/2021 - 12:00 AM
Assessment 201 in the PBL Classroom: Creating Student Centered Assessments
Instructor: Jenn Reid
Description:

March 19-April 2, 2021

May 18-June 4, 2021

June 26-July 30, 2021

August 23-September 13, 2021

September 27-October 10, 2021

Fee: $149 for Assessment 201    register here
         $275 Bundle Price for both 201 & 101 (save $23!)    register here

Designed for participants that have taken Assessment 101, this 15-hour asynchronous online workshop will focus on creating student-centered assessments.  Participants will explore the use of high-quality critique, self-assessment, and reflection as assessment tools during project-based learning. 

 Monday, 3/22/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Tuesday, 5/18/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Saturday, 6/26/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Monday, 8/23/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Monday, 9/27/2021 - 12:00 AM
Learning that Sticks | online book study
Instructor: Teresa Dempsey
Description:

Book cover for "Learning that Sticks"

 

 

 



 

 

Now-June 14, 2021 

June 1-August 20, 2021   

Fee: $125    register here

Learn research-supported learning strategies you can sequence to challenge, inspire and engage your students - and how to teach more intentionally on not only WHAT to do but WHEN and WHY to do it by using an easy-to-use brain-based model of learning.

 

 Friday, 3/19/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Tuesday, 6/1/2021 - 12:00 AM
All Learning is Social and Emotional | Online Book Study
Instructor: Teresa Dempsey, Caitlin Hughes
Description:

Cover for All Learning is Social and Emotional book      Teal sphere with the words "This book study meets the 15 clock-hour gifted HQPD requirement."


Now-June 14, 2021

June 1-August 20, 2021 

Fee: $125    register here

Fee is waived for Amanda Clearcreek, Berne Union, Bloom-Carroll, and Walnut Township.
To many, SEL is an isolated “program” separate from academics.  The truth is, all learning is social and emotional.  If you want all kids to get what they need to thrive, this book offers a solution of how SEL can easily integrate into everyday content instruction, no matter what subject or grade level you teach. 

 Friday, 3/19/2021 - All Day
 Tuesday, 6/1/2021 - 12:00 AM
Fostering Resilient Learners | Online Book Study
Instructor: Teresa Dempsey
Description:

Cover of the book "Fostering Resilient Learners." 

Now-June 14, 2021 

June 1-August 20, 2021 

Fee: $125    register here

Grounded in research and the authors' experience working with trauma-affected students and their teachers, Fostering Resilient Learners will help you cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings.

 Friday, 3/19/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Tuesday, 6/1/2021 - 12:00 AM
Implementing PBL in Early Childhood | online book study
Instructor: Teresa Dempsey
Description:

Book cover for Implementing Project Based Learning in Early Childhood

Now-June 14, 2021

June 1-August 20, 2021

Fee: $125    register here

PBL does work in early childhood classrooms.  PBL in Pre-K through 2nd grade is rife with assumptions, misconceptions, and perceived barriers that have prevented its widespread implementation. Implementing Project Based Learning in Early Childhood breaks down these barriers, offering teachers and leaders at various stages of PBL implementation the tools, resources, instructional strategies, and suggestions needed to dispel the myths and discover the truth. 

 Friday, 3/19/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Tuesday, 6/1/2021 - 12:00 AM
Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement | Online Book Study
Instructor: Heidi Deyo and Caitlin Hughes
Description:

Cover of the book "Just Ask Us: Kids Speak out on Student Engagement."        Teal sphere with the words "This book study meets the 15 clock-hour gifted HQPD requirement."

Now-June 14, 2021  

June 1-August 20, 2021

Fee: $125    register here

Fee is waived for Amanda Clearcreek, Berne Union, Bloom-Carroll, and Walnut Township.
Written by Emeritus PBLWorks National Faculty member Heather Wolpert-Gawron, Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement is an outstanding resource for teachers to increase student engagement. Each chapter includes practical instructional tips and extensive tips from students that support research-based best practices in student engagement. 

 Friday, 3/19/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Tuesday, 6/1/2021 - 12:00 AM
PBL in the Math Classroom | Online Book Study
Instructor: Heidi Deyo and Caitlin Hughes
Description:

Cover of the book "Project Based Learning in the Math Classroom."      Teal sphere with the words "This book study meets the 15 clock-hour gifted HQPD requirement."

Now-June 14, 2021

June 1-August 20, 2021

Fee: $125    register here

Fee is waived for Amanda Clearcreek, Berne Union, Bloom-Carroll, and Walnut Township.
Mathematics in the PBL classroom can be tricky. PBL in the Math Classroom describes how PBL and inquiry work together in a math classroom and includes structures, processes and strategies for creating those experiences in your own classroom.

 Friday, 3/19/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Tuesday, 6/1/2021 - 12:00 AM
Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind | Online Book Study
Instructor: Teresa Dempsey, Caitlin Hughes
Description:

Cover of book "Students at the Center: Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind."      Teal sphere with the words "This book study meets the 15 clock-hour gifted HQPD requirement."  

Now-June 14, 2021

June 1-August 20, 2021 

Fee: $125    register here

Fee is waived for Amanda Clearcreek, Berne Union, Bloom-Carroll, and Walnut Township.
Authors Kallick and Zmuda highlight the habits that empower students to pursue aspirations, investigate problems, design solutions, chase curiosities, and create performances; and provide tools and recommendations for adjusting classroom practices to facilitate learning that is self-directed, dynamic, sometimes messy, and always meaningful.

 Thursday, 1/28/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Friday, 3/19/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Tuesday, 6/1/2021 - 12:00 AM
Project Based Teaching | online book study
Instructor: Teresa Dempsey, Caitlin Hughes
Description:

Cover of PBL Teaching Practices book

Now-June 14, 2021

June 1-August 20, 2021 

Fee: $125    register here

Fee is waived for Amanda Clearcreek, Berne Union, Bloom-Carroll, and Walnut Township.

Whether you are new to Project Based Learning (PBL) or a seasoned PBL practitioner, this asynchronous online book study highlights PBLWorks' seven Gold Standard Teaching Practices that support a PBL student-centered learning environment.

 

 Friday, 3/19/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Tuesday, 6/1/2021 - 12:00 AM
Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management | online book study
Instructor: Teresa Dempsey
Description:

Cover of the book "Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management"

Now-June 14, 2021

June 1-August 20, 2021    

Fee: $125    register here

In Better Than Carrots or Sticks, the authors provide a practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together. This book will prepare teachers at all levels to ensure that their classrooms are welcoming, enriching, and constructive environments built on collective respect and focused on student achievement.

 Friday, 3/19/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Tuesday, 6/1/2021 - 12:00 AM
PBL PLC Series - FREE!
Instructor: A weekly variety of PBL experts
Description:

Click this link to view all PLC topics

PBLers - both new and experienced, have been asking for a way to stay connected this year as most of us will likely be embarking upon some type of digital PBL journey with our students. PBLMatters is proud to create a FREE PBL PLC (professional learning community) series to help you be successful. Each PBL PLC session will have a specialized topic and begin with an introduction by a featured guest speaker with time for Q/A and breakout sessions with other teachers.

 Wednesday, 4/14/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Wednesday, 4/28/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Wednesday, 5/5/2021 - 12:00 AM
 Wednesday, 5/12/2021 - 12:00 AM