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.
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.  

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 Friday, 1/1/2021 - 12:00 AM
PBL Splash: An Introduction to PBL Design
Instructor: Teresa Dempsey
Description:

Fee: $149    Check back soon for new session dates

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, 1/1/2021 - 12:00 AM
PBL Plunge: Experiencing PBL as a Student
Instructor: Jenn Reid
Description:

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. 

 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:

June 1-July 9, 2021 

July 26-August 27, 2021

September 13-October 8, 2021

December 9, 2021-January 13, 2022

January 10-February 6, 2022

March 7-April 10, 2022

May 9-June 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.

 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
 Monday, 1/10/2022 - 12:00 AM
 Monday, 3/7/2022 - 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:

June 4-June 15, 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. 

 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:

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. 

 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:

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Fee: $125  Check back soon for new session dates

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, 1/1/2021 - 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." 

 

Fee: $125  Check back soon for new session dates

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, 1/1/2021 - 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

 

Fee: $125  Check back soon for new session dates

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, 1/1/2021 - 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."  

 

Fee: $125  Check back soon for new session dates

 

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.

 Friday, 1/1/2021 - 12:00 AM
Project Based Teaching | online book study
Instructor: Teresa Dempsey, Caitlin Hughes
Description:

Cover of PBL Teaching Practices book

 

Fee: $125  Check back soon for new session dates

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, 1/1/2021 - 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"

 

Fee: $125  Check back soon for new session dates

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, 1/1/2021 - 12:00 AM