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Implement Project Based Learning from Start to Finish

Everything you need to start standard-driven PBL in your classroom!

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This course is for teachers that teach grades 2+.

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.

Course Introduction

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

Example Rubric

Lesson Plan Feedback

Private Facebook Group


Class Curriculum


  MODULE 1: The Building Blocks
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  MODULE 6: Handling Behavior Problems
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  Wrap-Up
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Frequently Asked Questions


Who is this course for?
This course is geared towards teachers and support staff that want to complete project based learning with students in grades 3-12.
Do you offer a discount for multiple teachers from the same school or district?
Yes! I offer a discount for groups of 10 or greater from the same school, district, or organization. Please contact me at april@performingineducation.com.
Can I get a professional development certificate when I complete the course?
Yes! Please e-mail me at april@performingineducation.com with the subject line "PD Credit for Project Based Learning course" after you complete each lesson. Make sure that your lessons are all marked complete before sending this e-mail. Include the full name you want included on your certificate. Please contact your administration to ensure that these credits will be counted before requesting your certificate. I in no way guarantee credit.
What printable materials does this course come with?
A list of the videos and printable materials is provided above under "Class Curriculum".
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

Your Instructor


April Smith
April Smith

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.


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