Foundations of Project Based Learning 

A TeachThought Workshop 

September 14 - September 25, 2020


  • 4 interactive live webinars (Time)

  • 4 self-paced learning days 

(register by September 10, 2020)  

USD 400 (Baht 12,800) per participant

Led by:

Drew Perkins

Who Should Attend

​K - 12 Teachers


Workshop Overview

Participants will learn how to design and plan quality PBL, build in meaningful assessment, and employ strategies for management of the process.


Participants will engage in increasing levels of peer critique throughout the workshop.


Deliverable: creation of a project for classroom implementation.

Topics Covered

  • The difference between projects and PBL

  • How to ‘flip’ Bloom’s Taxonomy with ‘pull’ instead of ‘push’ teaching through rich inquiry

  • How to write and use a Driving Question to pull deeper learning

  • How to scaffold and meaningfully assess teaching and learning to connect teaching to student needs

  • How to manage and implement PBL to help students autonomously manage their learning

Workshop Agenda

Monday, September 14, 2020 - Interactive Webinar 1

  • Introductions
  • Logistics
  • Question formulation techniques

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - Interactive Webinar 2

  • PBL Video Analysis
  • Making Meaning Protocol for TeachThought PBL Model

Friday, September 18, 2020 - Interactive Webinar 3

  • PBL Video Analysis
  • Rubrics/Presentations

Friday, September 25, 2020 - Interactive Webinar 4

  • Tuning Protocol
  • Peer Critique

Monday - Thursday, September 22 - 24, 2020 - Self-Paced Learning

Participant work time for project development and iterations

Workshop Facilitator

Based in the US, TeachThought is a known platform dedicated to innovation in education.  As TeachThought’s Director of Professional Development and co-host of the TeachThought Podcast,  Drew Perkins helps design and deliver workshops and learning both on-site and virtually.  

Formerly with the Buck Institute for Education and the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning, he has designed and contributed to several PBL models, including the TeachThought PBL Model. Drew continues to deliver professional development and speak internationally. He has been light-heartedly referred to as a professional thought stretcher due to his emphasis on leading through inquiry and questioning.

Workshop Coordinator

Sonthaya Chutisacha  (Sandy)