"April's PBL Course is well organized and broken into modules that make sense! It is filled with examples and resources that can be used in any classroom, grade level and subject. April is quick to answer questions and give feedback!"
- Jamie S., Teacher
This course is for teachers that teach grades 3+.
PD Certificate issued at end of training (for up to 8 PD hours)
Are you looking for a way to take your teaching to a new level?
Are you desperately trying to engage students that seem bored or unmotivated in class?
Are you sick of teaching your students using disjointed activities that don't seem to "fit" together?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then project based learning is the teaching strategy for you!
Most teachers that hear about project based learning would love to start it in their classroom, but they have little knowledge of what it takes to plan and implement PBL. Many teachers that attend project based learning training through their school district leave without the information they need to properly plan and implement it in their classrooms.
This course is the solution. As you watch the video lessons in each module, you will get specific information on everything from planning and pacing your PBL to how to grade it. You will also get printable materials that can be used during the implementation of PBL in your classroom.
The Building Blocks of Project Based Learning
Planning Project Based Learning
Writing Effective Driving Questions
Pacing Your Lessons
Procedures for Project Based Learning
Differentiation in Project Based Learning
Classroom Management for Project Based Learning
Final Products and Grading
Course guide for note taking
Editable Planning Pages
Driving Question Editable Slips
Student Critique Forms
Editable Pacing Calendar
Student Procedure Pages
Differentiation Planning Pages
Example Student Pages
Lesson Plan Feedback
Private Facebook Group
"My experience with the course was great. PBL was something I was interested in in terms of trying to incorporate differentiated learning in the classroom in a more successful manner. April was especially helpful for me when she video chatted with me concerning how to fill out my planning pages for an ELA PBL. She is very approachable and I like the fact that she wants to keep in touch with her students. Her course was quite comprehensive and gave good examples of how to plan and implement a PBL."
- Lori L., Teacher
"I would recommend this course to anyone! It validated things that I already knew, but gave me some new tools to make my projects better. I love how accessible April is and how willing (and patient!) she is to assist in any way that she can. I feel ready to take PBL to the next level!"
- Shannon R., Teacher
I believe that students learn best when working on real world projects & problems. I've made it my mission to get the word out on project based learning and this course is an important part of that mission.
As a classroom teacher and trainer, I've seen students and teachers struggle with the state standards. It's my goal to provide professional development that will change the way teachers teach - and work with current and future standards.