Project Based Learning 101

Prairie Lakes AEA will host a FREE, three-day workshop focused on Project Based Learning centered around the Buck Institute for Education, a leader in PBL. The workshop will be held in Pocahontas at the Prairie Lakes AEA office on October 24, November 19, and December 10 from 9:00-3:00 pm.


One license renewal or graduate credit is available.

Based on the Buck Institute'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. https://www.pblworks.org/


The workshop models the project process and has a blend of hand-on work, direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Participants are actively engaged in project design with the expectation that every educator will generate a project plan that receives formative feedback from both the instructor and their peers.

About the facilitator

Julie Graber, a PLAEA instructional technology consultant, will be the facilitator for this workshop. She has a passion for student-centered learning and has had the fortunate experience of attending the Buck Institute's PBL's introductory and coaching workshops. Julie has provided PBL and performance tasks trainings for several years for educators and looks forward to sharing her knowledge and understanding of PBL with more educators.