Welcome to the Project- Based Learning Blended Learning Starter Kit. This simple and easy to access starter kit will provide you with the foundations necessary to begin designing high-quality experiences with your learners. Learn how to seamlessly infuse standards, scaffold experiences, and plan assessments to produce more socially, emotionally and globally aware citizens!
This course is perfect for:
- EdTech Facilitators
- Home School Parents
And anyone new to project- based learning...
Here's what previous educators have said about the course:
“My teachers and I gained tremendous insight through Kyle’s course and coaching by pushing past our comfort zones and providing students with a deeper level of engagement, rigor, active learning, and critical thinking.” - Anne Robinson, Instructional Coach at Gompers Prep
"I just wanted to say a huge THANKS for everything. I really enjoyed the course over the past few weeks. Whenever I thought of PBL, I would always think more about what I wanted students to produce instead of how I wanted them to show their understanding. Your explanations and guidance on the whole process in terms of how we plan for and implement PBL really helped me visualize and better understand how to plan projects for project-based learning that would be engaging, meaningful and allow for student agency. It felt as if the PBL fog was lifted! I'm really excited and look forward to being able to plan and implement PBL now!" - Civen Ho, Secondary Teacher
“Kyle’s course is a great foundation for anyone who is interested in exploring project-based learning with their students. He provides a road map for educators to build their pedagogical skills around inquiry- learning.” - Frank Bradica, Head of School St. Mother Teresa Catholic
“Anyone looking to learn more about PBL whether you are an educator, administrator or a homeschooling parent, whether you’re just getting started or have years of experience, you owe it to yourself to dive into this course headfirst.” - Michael Carberry, Head of School Whole Life Learning Center
“Kyle’s ability to relate project- based learning to the standards- based curriculum we offer in support of students’ passion has really elevated the learning for all students in our school.” - Tarek Razik, Head of School International School of Beijing
“Kyle’s course and meeting with our 5th grade team, inspired four of them to launch projects this year that have been huge successes.” - Evelyn McCullough, Innovations Coach Park Maitland School
Kyle Wagner, MEd. is a former Middle School Programme Director and instructional coach for innovative educators all over the world on how to use deep and meaningful project- based experiences to create socially, emotionally and globally aware citizens. Kyle has now coached and trained over 1000 teachers spread across 20 schools to help them infuse project- based experiences into their classrooms. As a Curriculum Designer and former Project- Based Learning Humanities Teacher Leader at High Tech High, a school featured in the hit documentary "Most Likely to Succeed," Kyle knows how to guide project development and implementation to ensure it transforms and empowers student learning. With 13 years experience teaching PBL, and 4 years leading, he believes in the 'Power of Simple' and has authored a book and numerous articles on how school leaders can lead change through PBL with simple, repeatable strategies. Kyle holds a Masters Degree in Teacher Leadership and two supplemental teaching authorisations. When not writing or consulting with school leaders, Kyle enjoys traveling the world and writing original music for his band.
StartIntroduction and Welcome (2:22)
StartEffect of Project- Based Learning on Student Learning
StartDiscovering Our Shared Values (0:54)
PreviewYou've been doing PBL your whole life! (6:47)
StartEssentials of Project- Based Learning Short Reading (2:31)
StartThe "Big Eight" Components of PBL (9:16)
Start'Doing Projects' vs. Project- Based Learning (6:30)
Start'Doing Projects' vs. Project- Based Learning Activity (6:23)
StartModule One Reflection