PBL Core Skills: An Introduction to Community-Centered Project Based Learning Registration Closed

16 Apr 2024 - 14 May 2024

PBL Core Skills: An Introduction to Community-Centered Project Based Learning
April 16 - May 14, 2024
4:00-5:00 PM
Virtual Series
(8 clock hours available)

All across our education system are teachers, administrators, and support staff working to create a meaningful learning experience for our students.

And yet, too often we're handed one-size-fits-all "curriculum-in-a-box," entirely disconnected from our students' lives and written without them in mind. While well intentioned, this approach has done little to counter the current rates of teacher burnout and has perpetuated racial and socioeconomic inequity across our schools as students have their identities, passions, and life experiences discounted and made invisible within the classroom's walls.

Project based learning (PBL) is a way of teaching and learning that instead emphasizes student experiences within their communities, local problem-solving, interdisciplinary critical thinking, equitable classroom practices and culture, and college and career readiness.

In this 5-week course, you'll learn the core skills you need to create relevant, meaningful, and community-centered PBL units for your students and classroom. And this is not a sit-and-get PD series; at the end of our final session, you'll have a fully-customized project outline written and be ready to begin crafting your daily lesson plans.


Session 1: PBL as a Vehicle for Equity in the Classroom 

Session 2: Designing Cohesive Projects That Engage Students

Session 3: Office Hours + Implementation Support

Session 4: Centering Communities Through Instruction and Partnerships

Session 5: Creating Classroom Cultures of Reflection + Celebration

Session Dates:

  • April 16, 2024  |  4:00-5:00PM
  • April 23, 2024  |  4:00-5:00PM
  • April 30, 2024  |  4:00-5:00PM
  • May 07, 2024  |  4:00-5:00PM
  • May 14, 2024  |  4:00-5:00PM


This course is offered for $200. 

If you are an educator with one of our STEMbyTAF Network schools, please send us an email to receive free registration.

About Us:

The Academy for EDvancement provides professional development for educators that is focused on equity, student voice and choice, and authentic assessments. By removing the barriers and teaching approaches that marginalize students of color, we can create learning spaces guided by teachers with the knowledge, tools, and support to empower their classrooms. 

Technology Access Foundation builds collaborative relationships with public education to create access to transformative systems of learning for students and teachers of color to eliminate race-based disparities in an increasingly diverse society. 

Have questions about our programs and our workshop series? Email us at Academy_EDvancemt@techaccess.org


Date Tue, Apr 16 4:00 pm GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
End Date Tue, May 14 5:00 pm GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Registration Start Date Fri, Mar 1 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Event Time Zone PDT
Cut Off Date Sat, Apr 13 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Individual Price $200
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