• Applied learning: PBLWorks trains teachers, school leaders, and district leaders to design and deliver high quality project based learning that is hands-on, relevant and compelling. Teachers develop and utilize high quality projects that make learning meaningful and relevant for students. Students learn by actively engaging in real-world, interesting projects.

  • Effective teacher training: Powerful, relevant professional training that allows teachers to experience project based learning and develop their own projects.

  • Effective leader training: Helps leaders create the conditions for and supports the shift to project based learning in their schools.

  • Gold-standard PBL: Project based learning with PBLWorks is not a buzzword. With effective training and educator tools, PBLWorks enables applied learning in the classroom. PBLWorks’ seven essential project design elements ensure a meaningful, engaging student learning experience.

  • Backed by research: PBLWorks, formerly Buck Institute for Education, has over twenty years of experience developing project based learning, researching its effectiveness, and has trained over 60,000+ educators. See the research.

One8 Foundation School Grants

Interested in bringing PBLWorks to your school? Learn more about Grants from the One8 Foundation and the opportunity to participate in the first Massachusetts School Leader Network.

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Educator Resources

School Leader Network Program:

The School Leader Network is a two-year program that provides the deep levels of professional development and support to school teams for high quality implementation – through face-to-face workshops, virtual coaching, and a peer network of local PBL leaders.

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Experience PBLWorks

See sample project designs, project planner, and more at PBLWorks.org

Sample projects Project Planner