How BIE's PBL 101 Workshop Changed My Perspective & Teaching Practice

This post originally appeared on Nick’s blog.

Before I went to BIE’s PBL 101 Workshop, I had been experimenting with PBL for almost four years. My first few PBL projects weren’t planned well, but the authenticity of our work, the joy in my students, and the connection with the community was enough to keep me going. Every year since the beginning, I’ve been getting closer and closer to what I now know as the Gold Standard. I was a little arrogant going into the workshop. A few years back, a few of our teachers attended a PBL conference but didn't really get much out of it. Conferences can be hit or miss like that sometimes.