PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), will host its 10th annual PBL World conference virtually on June 21-24, 2021 with the theme “Racial Equity at the Center.”

The conference, which last year drew more than 1,000 teachers and school and district leaders from 37 states and 26 countries, offers inspiring speakers, engaging workshops, and dedicated time for networking. PBLWorks is presenting the conference online for the second year in a row in order to support teachers and administrators who can’t travel or who prefer to attend virtually due to the pandemic.

This year’s theme “Racial Equity at the Center” highlights the power of Project Based Learning to advance educational equity for all students — especially Black and Brown students. Keynoters will bring their perspectives on how participants can put equity at the center of their work. And during workshops, attendees will consider educational equity in their classrooms and their projects.

To register for PBL World 2021, visit www.pblworld.org.

“The pandemic has caused everyone to rethink how we educate our students and prepare them for the future,” said Bob Lenz, CEO of PBLWorks. “PBL World is a perfect opportunity for teachers and administrators to learn how to use Project Based Learning to support racial equity in education, engage students in the content, and keep them excited about learning, whether they are in the classroom or doing remote learning.”

The workshops

PBL World offers a menu of three-day workshops led by PBLWorks National Faculty members.

PBL 101: Intro to Gold Standard PBL design

PBL 201: Improving the Quality of Student Work

PBL 201: Equity and Gold Standard PBL

PBL Coaching: Supporting Teachers in PBL Project Implementation

PBL Leadership: Creating the Conditions for PBL to Thrive in your System

Participants can also add on an optional one-day pre-conference session, such as a Project Slice, an immersive workshop that gives participants a taste of what it’s like to be a learner in a PBL classroom.

Project Slice: Sustainable Future

Project Slice: The Art of Persuasion

Design Slam: A hands on challenge to “rapid prototype” an engaging PBL project

PBL & SEL: PBL as a transformative approach to Social and Emotional Learning

PBL World’s dynamic online experience models the best practices of remote learning while also helping participants make deep connections.

About PBLWorks

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.

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