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The Buck Institute for Education offers conferences for Project Based Learning (PBL) that include professional learning opportunities for teachers, leaders, and instructional coaches. These events include BIE's exemplary workshops, inspiring keynote speakers, and community building opportunities to catalyze transformational change in teaching and learning.

In addition to BIE's popular PBL World, we partner with educational organizations (school districts, county offices of education, instructional service providers) to offer PBL Institutes, which are facilitated by BIE's premier National Faculty and provide regional opportunities to build capacity for implementing and sustaining Gold Standard Project Based Learning. If you would like to learn more about how you can host a PBL Institute, request info here.

Please see the events below to find a PBL workshop near you. Workshops at these events may include: Gold Standard PBL 101 workshop, Leadership Workshops, Coaching Workshop, PBL 201 Sessions, and Keynotes. For more information about each event, please contact the host organization directly by following the "Register Now" link.

Chesterfield PBL Institute

Learning Forward Virginia and Chesterfield County Public Schools is excited to bring the PBL Institute to Chesterfield, Virginia October 12-14, 2017

PBL 101 is BIE’s foundational three-day workshop. Based on BIE's model of Gold Standard PBL, the workshop provides participants with the skills and knowledge needed to design assess and manage a rigorous, relevant, and standards-based project.

PBL 201 (prerequisite: PBL 101) is a three-day deep dive focused on advanced  practices in PBL implementation including topics Building Culture, Assessing Student Learning, and Creating Effective Team Roles.

COACH: Coaching Academy
PBL Coaching Academy is a three-day dynamic workshop that engages instructional coaches in best practices for providing sustained support for teachers to enable high quality PBL design and instruction. It is recommended that participants in the Coaching Academy have attended our foundational PBL 101 Workshop.

LEAD: Leadership Academy
PBL Leadership Academy is a three-day workshop for up to 50 instructional leaders and administrators, who may attend as leadership teams. This workshop engages leaders in exploring best practices in leading a school or district in the effective, sustainable implementation of Project Based Learning.

Early Bird (before July 15): $650.00
Regular (after July 15): $700.00
Register here. (*Registration fee includes your selected session, meals during the conference, and materials needed during the session)

Location: Chesterfield County, Virginia
CTC@Hull, 13900 Hull Street Rd., Midlothian, Virginia 23112

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