PBLWorks Expands Its Online Services for 2021

3-day workshops, 8-week courses and “pop-up projects” provide many easy-to-access options to support Project Based Learning   

PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), is expanding its selection of online offerings for teachers seeking to start or accelerate their use of Project Based Learning. Options include immersive 3-day workshops, 8-week courses, and 2-week “pop-up-projects” to do with your students. All are offered online and are easily accessible for teachers who can’t attend in-person because of their location, schedule or restrictions due to the pandemic.

The power of Project Based Learning is its ability to engage and inspire students, and now more than ever due to the pandemic, teachers are challenged to keep their students connected and engaged in their learning. PBLWorks is supporting educators by creating more opportunities to meet their needs for PBL professional development, especially those who are getting started on their own.

“We experienced extremely positive feedback this year for our online workshops and courses, with participants overwhelmingly saying they would recommend them to a colleague,” said Bob Lenz, CEO of PBLWorks. “By offering more online options in 2021, we’ll be able to help even more teachers implement Gold Standard PBL with their students, inside or outside of the classroom.”

PBLWorks’ online offerings for 2021 include:

3-Day Workshops – interactive and immersive workshops led by PBLWorks National Faculty members. Currently, online workshops are offered from February through August 2021. Workshops include:

8-Week Courses Eight 90-minute online sessions facilitated by PBLWorks National Faculty members, plus independent work. The courses are offered quarterly. Optional graduate level professional development credits are available. Courses include:

Pop-up Projects – Participants join a cohort of teachers who will implement the same Gold Standard PBL project over a 2-week period. The projects, which can be used for any 3-12 grade level, are:

  • Humanities Project: Building New Worlds
  • STEM Project: Our Online Lives

For more information about PBLWorks’ online professional development options or to register for a course, visit

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