PBL 101 for Lakeville Educators

The Gold Standard in Project Based Learning

Why PBL? Read on and consider joining us August 1st, 2nd and 3rd!

Project Based Learning’s time has come. The experience of thousands of teachers across all grade levels and subject areas, and research, confirms that PBL is an effective and enjoyable way to learn - and develop deeper learning competencies required for success in college, career, and civic life. Why are so many educators across the United States and around the world interested in this teaching method? The answer is a combination of timeless reasons and recent developments.

  • PBL makes school more engaging for students.
  • PBL improves learning.
  • PBL builds success skills for college, career, and life.
  • PBL helps address standards.
  • PBL provides opportunities for students to use technology.
  • PBL makes teaching more enjoyable and rewarding.
  • PBL connects students and schools with communities and the real world.

PBL 101 Three-Day Professional Training

Monday, Aug. 1st, 8am to Wednesday, Aug. 3rd, 3pm

16250 Ipava Avenue

Lakeville, MN

The PBL 101 Workshop is BIE’s foundational three-day (consecutive, 7.0 hours per day, including lunch) onsite workshop. Based on BIE's model for 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. The workshop models the project process. Facilitated by one of BIE's expert National Faculty, the workshop is a balanced blend of 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 teacher or teaching team will generate a project plan that receives formative feedback from both participants and BIE National Faculty.



Registration and training cost for each of the three days will be paid by Teaching & Learning. On the 2nd and 3rd days, much of the time will be writing based and you will also receive the writing rate of $35 an hour.

What teachers from Lakeville Area Pubic Schools have to say.....

“It allowed me to strengthen my idea of what project based learning is. It gave us ample work time to actually create a project, get feedback, troubleshoot potential problems we'd face and feel confident to teach the lesson after leaving the training.”

“This class way a very innovative lesson structure that I can use in my classroom today! I like that I will actually USE this in my classroom!!!”

“They (my colleagues) should take the course --- it is well worth the time.”

“This is a great training to help you learn the process of creating a PBL. You also have the chance to create one and get valuable feedback."

WATCH: Student Response to Project Based Learning

"It really, actually changed my life."

Got Questions?

Contact Elida Kane at elida.kane@isd194.org