Project-Based Learning BING-UMASS


Binghamton University (SUNY), in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Buck Institute for Education - PBLWorks, is excited to host the PBL Bing-UMass Institute

Aug. 6–8, 2019 

Workshops Offered

PBL 101 Workshop
Focus: How to design and plan to implement a Gold Standard project

The PBL 101 Workshop is PBLWorks' foundational three-day (consecutive) onsite workshop based on our model of Gold Standard PBL. It provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to design, assess, and manage a rigorous, standards-based project. The workshop models the project process. Facilitated by one of PBLWorks' expert National Faculty, the workshop is a balanced blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Participants are actively engaged in project design, with the expectation that every teacher or teaching team will generate a project plan that receives formative feedback from both participants and PBLWorks' National Faculty.

Final Product: As a result of this workshop, in teams or as individuals, participants will produce a draft project design to implement with all of the students in their classroom within three to four months following the workshop.

PBL 201 Workshop: Building a Learner Centered Classroom
Focus Teaching Practices: Align to Standards, Build the Culture, Manage Activities, Assess Student Learning

In this 3-day active and participatory learning experience, experienced PBL educators will learn strategies for increasing the engagement and empowerment of all students in the PBL classroom. Experienced PBL educators who attend this workshop will learn to skillfully plan for student choice throughout a project and to use management structures that place student learning at the center. They will reflect on the use of peer feedback as a tool for student empowerment and distributed expertise in the classroom. Workshop attendees will apply the practices they learn to the development of a high-quality standards-aligned project and a plan for learner-centered project implementation in their classrooms. Facilitated by one of PBLWorks' expert National Faculty, this workshop offers a balanced blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Participants will leave the workshop with the beginnings of a new project as well as a deeper understanding of the Buck Institute for Education's Gold Standard Project-Based Teaching Practices in support of effective project facilitation.
PRE-REQUISITE: The Buck Institute for Education's PBL 101 Workshop.


    • Early Bird pricing (on or before June 4, 2019): $699 per person for PBL training only.
    • Regular pricing (after June 4, 2019): $799 per person for PBL training only.
    • Group discount (10 or more) - Please contact

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Binghamton University
4400 Vestal Parkway, Vestal, NY 13850


Hotel accommodation and transportation are not included in this price and are an additional expense for each registrant.





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For more information, or to pay by check or purchase order, contact Debbie Collett-O'Brien at 607-777-3537 or