Designing Rigorous and Engaging
Project Based Learning (PBL) Projects

08:30 - 15:30

October 18 - 19, 2019 

Shangri-la Hotel

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Register by

September 30, 2019 

(we have a few seats available and are accepting late registrations till October 15, 2019)

Baht 22,400 per participant​


Group of 3 or more  

Baht 20,000 per participant

Target Audience

Classroom Teachers 

Instructional Coaches 

Curriculum Coordinators


Learn the difference between “doing projects” and Project Based Learning

Examine the essential design components to make PBL effective

Analyze sample projects for effectiveness 

Backwards map assessments and milestones in a project

Gain management tools for daily use

Create an effective launch for your PBL project

Receive feedback and critique from colleagues


Design effective projects for student learning

Design effective driving questions for projects

Design assessments to meet the needs of school outcomes, learning targets, and standards

Backwards map a project from start to finish


In the course of this workshop...

Participants will engage in designing a complete PBL project, from start to finish, to use in their classrooms. Participants will experience this learning through the instructor modeling the PBL process through questioning, inquiry, and discovery. ​

Participants will share their work for critique and feedback in order to ensure they create high-quality projects to use in the classroom.

Topics Covered

Day 1
PBL Vs. Projects

Essential Elements of Project Design
Driving Questions
Project Gallery Walk


Day 2
Assessment Strategies
Backwards Mapping Project
Management Strategies
Critique Protocol​

Course Leader

Andrew Miller is an Instructional Coach, coaching with an emphasis on Project-Based Learning and Assessment best practices. He also serves on the National Faculty for the Buck Institute for Education and ASCD, and is an Associate for Jay McTighe. He has worked with educators in the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, China, Japan, Indonesia, India, Mexico, Kuwait and the Dominican Republic. Andrew is an avid blogger and writer for a variety of organizations including ASCD and Edutopia. He is also the author of the ASCD Arias publication "Freedom to Fail: How do I foster risk-taking and innovation in my classroom?"