Designing Rigorous and Engaging Project Based Learning Projects

November 24 - 25, 2017

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Participating Schools

American International School
Bangkok International Preparatory and Secondary School
Brent International School, Manila
British International School Phuket
British School of Guangzhou
Canadian International School of Hong Kong
Chiang Mai International School
Concordian International School
DSB International School
International School Bangkok
Kellett School
Lanna International School, Thailand
Mahindra United World College of India
Nexus International School Malaysia
NIST International School
QISS China
Renaissance College
Ruamrudee International School
Singapore International School Bangkok
Singapore International School Chiang Mai
SJI International
The American School of Bangkok
The British International School Kuala Lumpur
UNIS Hanoi
Yew Chung International School of Shanghai


Given below is a compilation of participants' response to the following query on the Workshop Evaluation Form:  

"Theory/Skills acquired from the workshop that you can use immediately"


  • Reverse Planning

  • Devising an effective driving question

  • A clear idea on how to feedback effectively

  • Implementing PBL in the classroom

  • Useful feedback

  • Student driven work, more about what they are interested in and how to work it into PBL

  • FA strategies

  • EAL scaffolding techniques

  • Backwards planning

  • Improved knowledge of assessment

  • Idea of everyone creating a product in group work

  • The ability to develop quality driving questions

  • Ideas and techniques for quality assessments

  • Methods for designing and developing projects

  • Formative assessment strategies

  • Planning activities /strategies

  • Global errors vs targeted areas

  • PBL elements checklist

  • Project Assessment Map

  • Reteach my students to give and receive feedback

  • Everything we want to do must be related to the real world

  • Aspects of a good PBL project

  • Collaborate other subjects alongside the project

  • Project design elements - I feel comfortable that I understand the basics

  • Difference between projects and project based learning

  • Sample project launches

  • Planning + Designing rubrics

  • I will apply a teaching method similar to Andrew's.  He modeled it so well.

  • Importance of goal in PBL planning

  • Projects as main course not dessert

  • Resources (website, books)

  • Get up, hands up, pair up

  • Group roles