Professional Learning for the Future-Ready Educator
Developed by Thom Markham, founder of PBL Global and a PBL pioneer who has successfully coached over 6000 teachers at nearly 450 schools worldwide, the Strengths Focused Project Based Learning online courses offer a professional learning breakthrough that educators across the globe will welcome: Direct, on demand access to proven methods and world class expertise aimed at preparing them to meld high quality PBL, inquiry, design thinking, and wellbeing into a future-oriented model of 21st century learning focused on human development.
Becoming ‘future-ready’ begins with competencies. PBL Global leads the global conversation by breaking down inquiry-based teaching into five distinct roles, each with an identified skillset: Practitioner; Facilitator; Coach; Mentor; and Changemaker. Using this innovative approach to skills, teachers can enroll in up to five courses, each consisting of 12 – 16 consumable learning experiences easily accessible on the phone or computer.
The emphasis is on reflection, self-directed growth, and eventual mastery. Teachers begin with a Journey Map to identify skills most useful for them; they track their growth using PBL Global’s unique Personal Evaluation & Reflection Rubric. Throughout the courses they build an ‘ecosystem’ of tools and resources to sustain upskilling and professional learning. Completion of the experiences earns a certificate and encourages teachers to ‘level up’ to the next course. Each teacher has two years of access to the courses.