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Online Professional Development Modules

A Deeper Dive Into the Realm of Project Based Learning

We believe meaningful, pedagogy-driven professional learning opportunities produce positive educational transformation. In order to achieve this, we provide educators with online PD modules designed to give them a deeper understanding of the educational foundations, practical strategies, and applications of project based learning and authentic performance tasks.


Online PD Modules Featuring Jay McTighe

Led by renowned educator and author Jay McTighe, each 45-minute module is designed to be both engaging and adaptable to apply to any classroom. The modules can be viewed independently or as a series and are designed for educators and education-leaders who are responsible for teaching, supporting, and coaching teachers on implementing project based learning and performance tasks. 

Module 1: Authenticity

In this module, participants will experience:

  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Authenticity and Real-World Connection
  • Performance Tasks that Promote Engagement

Module 2: Real-World Projects

In this module, participants will experience:

  • College & Career Readiness
  • Differentiating Performance Tasks
  • Identifying Performance Task Products

Module 3: Assessing Student Learning

In this module, participants will experience:

  • Formative and Summative Assessments
  • Rubrics for Reflection, Revision, & Evaluation
  • Reflections, Research & Analytical Rubrics

Module 4: Portfolios to Enable Future-Readiness

In this module, participants will experience:

  • Evidence of Student Success Over Time
  • Potential Focal Points—Standards, Skills &
    Competencies, Careers
  • Authentic Performance Task Products as Artifacts