ThoughtStretchers Education

PROJECT BASED LEARNING

GROW 23 PBL CONFERENCE

June 26-28, 2023, Louisville, KY

Our 4th Annual PBL Grow Event Returns!

June 26-28, downtown Louisville, KY!

Join educators from around the world to grow your teaching craft in an intimate and unique setting!

We’re excited to resume our PBL Grow event which has been on hiatus due to Covid! Just as with prior years, PBL Grow 23 will be centered around our popular Foundations of Project Based Learning Workshop and held at the amazing Lynn Family Soccer Stadium (Fifth Third Club Room), home of Racing Louisville FC and Louisville City FC Soccer teams!

We’ve been excited and honored by the growth of this open-registration professional learning event that has drawn pre-k to post-secondary educators from right here in Kentucky and across the US to places as far as Cambodia, Guatemala, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea!

Looking for a more intimate and affordable alternative to big summer PBL conferences? Join us for this 2.5 day workshop to recharge, grow, and create in the heart of bourbon country! Grow your teaching craft through project-based learning! You’ll leave with a project for implementation in your setting.

Read: What To Expect From A ThoughtStretchers Education PD PBL Workshop

*this event is limited to 40 seats, lunch is included, no refunds within 30 days of event. $50 discount per person for groups of 5+. Please choose “offline payment” if paying by invoice and purchase order

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*please note, this event will include a minimum of 10 participants and a maximum of 40. We will notify registrants when we reach our minimum number of registrations and we recommend waiting to purchase any non-refundable travel accommodations until receiving that notification. All registration fees will be fully refunded in the event we do not reach that minimum number. 

Having talked with most of the people present, we all felt the PD went extraordinarily well–far exceeding expectations. The information you presented was impactful and helped us deepen our perspective and thinking about the process here at St. Laurence. Further, we all felt that your personality and approach are a tremendous fit for our community and are very excited to have you back to work with our full staff. After 20 years in education, I often have wide ranging feelings about PD and presenters. But it was truly a great experience Drew.

-Brian, Assistant Principal of Curriculum & Instruction

This PBL workshop really helped me understand the process of PBL because we were immersed in the process of PBL and doing the things we were being taught to apply throughout the whole three days. We created our own need to know lists, Dori did an amazing job using questions to drive our learning, we also were able to instantly put to practice everything we were learning about after the inspiration given by our facilitator.

-Jaycie, pre-k or elementary school teacher

I really enjoyed this workshop as a 3rd year teacher because it opened my horizon on new things to do in the classroom. John also demonstrated most of the things he talked about which made it even better to remember.

-Ebonie Thomas, middle school teacher

I have already reached out to our district coordinator and requested more workshops from ThoughtStretchers.

-Elizabeth MacQuigg, middle school teacher

You will leave this workshop overflowing with ideas, technologies, and strategies that you can implement in your classroom on Monday morning!

-Thomas, HS teacher

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 ThoughtStretchers Education workshop 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

Get in touch:
502 373-0040
drew@thoughtstretchers.org

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