Learn to Plan & Implement PBL

This self-paced, completely online class is the most comprehensive training you’ll ever receive on project-based learning. 

This course is best for teachers that teach grades 2-8. 

Take part in the course and the community of teachers implementing PBL in the classroom.

topics Covered

Planning & Pacing

Get the information and organizers you need to plan and pace your project-based learning, plus feedback on a lesson from your instructor.

Classroom Procedures

Learn how to set your students up for success by teaching the procedures necessary for PBL.

Classroom Management

Be prepared for some of the challenging behavior you may encounter during PBL with simple tricks and tips from a teacher that's done PBL with over 500 different students.

Final Products & Grading

Learn what type of products your students may choose and how it relates to the driving question. Get a rubric for PBL and directions on how to use it to grade projects in a simple, fair manner.

  • Work through each module at your own pace!
  • Return to rewatch modules. You have lifetime access to the course!
  • Download the resources I include to use in your classroom.

Course Instructor

I believe that students learn best when working on real world projects & problems. I’ve made it my mission to get the word out on project-based learning and this course is an important part of that mission.

As a classroom teacher and trainer, I’ve seen students and teachers struggle with the state standards. It’s my goal to provide professional development that will change the way teachers teach, and work with current and future standards.

April Smith

What Students Are Saying

This course is very informative and supportive. I’m excited about using these templates to plan several PBL lessons for the upcoming year!

Elizabeth M.

April’s PBL Course is well organized and broken into modules that make sense! It is filled with examples and resources that can be used in any classroom, grade level and subject. April is quick to answer questions and give feedback!

Jamie S.

Included Lessons & Materials

Course Introduction

The Building Blocks of Project Based Learning

Planning Project Based Learning

Writing Effective Driving Questions

Pacing Your Lessons

Procedures for Project Based Learning

Differentiation in Project Based Learning

Classroom Management for Project Based Learning

Final Products and Grading

Course guide for note taking

Editable Planning Pages

Driving Question Editable Slips

Student Critique Forms

Editable Pacing Calendar

Student Procedure Pages

Differentiation Planning Pages

Example Student Pages

Example Rubric

Lesson Plan Feedback

Private Facebook Group