Are your students building skills for the modern world through deeper learning?
The teachers were inspired and ready to begin the year with one PBL unit in place. They thanked me for a workshop with meaning, structure, and support for innovative teaching that was useful for them in the classroom. We all absolutely loved Kris!!! I can't thank you all enough for providing such an amazing presenter! I can't wait to see all this hard work from our teachers translate into the classroom experience. Again, a big shout out for Kris and the TeachThought team. You definitely helped our teachers grow!!!
-Janet Jenkins, Director of General Studies
Thank you for changing the way I teach!
-Jana McCarthy, elementary teacher
Thank you so much for giving us (the teachers) the tools to make real education happen! Finally!
-Amy Guier, middle school english teacher
This is a must-attend workshop. It really changed my perspective on what exactly I should be teaching through my content.
-Philip Ellis, high school science teacher
We were constantly engaged in group activities and discussion/dialogue. Excellent trainer with a lot of knowledge and understanding about PBL, it took me out of my comfort zone!
-Shafaq Imran, teacher
Thank you very much. I have a new "light" on how to get my students to think on their own and at a deeper level.
-Morgan Payton, middle school ELA teacher
The content is excellent and the presenter was highly effective.
-Jim Whitaker, high school social studies teacher
This is effective and worthwhile professional development.
-Emilie Clemmens, math teacher and curriculum coordinator
I enjoyed the workshop. I am able to use what I learned in my classroom!
-Tonya Jones, elementary teacher
Well designed learning presentations and activities...wonderful enriching learning activity.
-Marlene Burek, Manager of Special Education
Fantastic job facilitating a super helpful workshop. I hope to have an opportunity to attend a TeachThought PD again soon!
-Leann Turner, agriculture sciences teacher
Excellent training, built confidence in teachers to further become facilitators of student learning!
-Ron Lockhart, high school math teacher
I found this to be more informative and useful than any other PD I've participated in.
-Deborah Shirley, Elementary Teacher
All feedback from my teacher was positive. She reported that the articles John sent were informative, the conversation was both clarifying and insightful, and the strategies were immediately useful. This is all great news! I have reported back to my administrative team and recommended that we keep Virtual Coaching in mind as we finish up our end of year evaluation conversations.
-Heather Bishop, Language & Literacy Department Chair
Individual/Small Group PBL Virtual Coaching
Build rich and authentic learning experiences that empowers students.
- Want to make the most of your PBL implementation? Starting with our Developing Sustainable PBL workshop for leaders can help you set the groundwork for success!
- Our compelling and affordable Foundations of PBL workshops are a great way to build teacher capacity for high quality authentic and inquiry based, constructivist teaching and learning.
- Already have a foundation of PBL and needing to refine your work? Our Advanced, Leadership and Coaching, and Continued Growth and Support Workshops can help you achieve transformational shift.
Developing Sustainable PBL - Leadership
One Day Workshop
Engaging with the PBL process participants will design a sustainable PBL implementation plan for their school or district. Using this approach leaders will develop a deeper understanding of the basics of quality PBL and how to align this work around Mission/Purpose and Vision. Recommended as a starting point prior to capacity building Foundations of PBL Workshops for teachers. This workshop is most impactful when including key administrators and teacher-leaders as well as community business and industry partners and even students.
Foundations of PBL Workshop Options:
2 Day On-Site Workshop -Teachers learn how to design and plan quality PBL and build in meaningful assessment practices. Participants will engage in increasing levels of peer critique throughout the workshop. Deliverable: creation of a project for classroom implementation.
1 Day On-Site Workshop – Learn the basics of PBL and how it can help you and your school move students from consumers to creators to contributors. This workshop usually allows for project ideation and sets participants up for project development as next steps.
Online Virtual Coaching Approach – Starting point: small groups (1-5) of teachers engaging in 4 hours of Virtual Coaching via Hangouts or Skype to build capacity on the basics of PBL. This can be a great option for small schools or groups.
*these options are to be viewed as starting points, contact us for modified approaches to best fit your needs.
Advanced • Leadership & Coaching • Continued Growth & Support Options:
Next-level PBL – Already built a PBL foundation? Take your PBL to the next level with more sophisticated project design, assessment and culture.
Internal Sustainability Coaching – develop internal resources to sustain and grow PBL by leveraging internal teacher-leaders and coaches.
Getting High Quality Presentations from Students – Are you ready to ramp up communication in your classroom? This workshop will empower teachers with resources and strategies to foster communication skills and get the most out of student presentations. Teachers will leave with an actionable plan for high quality presentations.
On-Site Support Visits – our PBL Specialists work in partnership with your teachers and leaders to refine and tune projects and PBL understanding, observe teaching and learning and provide feedback, and reflect and revise for future project implementation.
Leader Scheduled Virtual Visits – a great way to reduce travel costs, these sessions allow our PBL Specialists to do much of the same work as on-site visits via Google Hangouts or Skype.
Teacher Scheduled Virtual Office Hours – teachers or leaders can connect with their PBL Specialist/Facilitator to for help as the needs arise instead of having to wait until the next scheduled PD day.