Florida (Babcock Ranch) 2018 Open Workshop


Babcock Ranch 2018 Open Workshops: July 16-19*

*Please note that this workshop’s original dates have been changed from July 9-12 to July 16-19.

The Babcock Neighborhood School, in partnership with Magnify Learning, will be offering an open PBL Workshop for any interested educator. This July Magnify Learning will offer a 4-day open enrollment session on Project Based Learning professional development for K-16 educators, instructional coaches, and administrators. Sessions will be held July 16-19* at Babcock Neighborhood School in Babcock Ranch in Punta Gorda, FL. The daily hours of the workshop will be from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Each workshop is led by facilitators who have been PBL certified and who have PBL classroom experience. School groups (including administrators) are encouraged to attend in order to work together toward the establishment of collaborative PBL systems designed to meet their particular school culture and needs. Upon the successful completion of each 4-day workshop, participants will receive a certificate for earning 28 Professional Growth Points.

*Please note that this workshop’s original dates have been changed from July 9-12 to July 16-19.

Workshop Location

Babcock Neighborhood School in Babcock Ranch

42850 Crescent Loop

Punta Gorda, FL 33982


The cost to participate in the 4 day session is —


$450- Groups of 5 or more

All members of a school team of 5 or more, including at least one administrator, attending the workshops will receive a 10% reduction in their fees.

Workshop Pathways

Participants have the opportunity to choose between various workshop pathways:

PBL Jumpstart

​​Experience a project-based learning environment while you learn the nuts and bolts of PBL. You will leave the four day workshop with a fully vetted PBL unit you are ready to implement with confidence!

PBL Advanced

​If you have already been through our PBL Jumpstart (formerly PBL 101) workshop, you will enjoy this next step as you drive your own process through Need to Knows to help create deeper learning experiences for students, a year long curriculum map, and the basics of earning PBL Certification.

PBL Coaching (Administrators/Instructional Coaches)

​For our classroom environments to change, we have to differentiate our support of teachers in order to address their specific needs. Come learn how to help your teachers create classrooms that are student-centered by creating professional development that is teacher-centered.

PBL Certification

​Educators with at least two years of PBL experience will work with a PBL Certified facilitator who will guide and support their work during the four day process. This four day process will provide applicants with immediate support and clarification of all materials needed to validate authentic PBL classroom work. It will also clarify what is required to complete the PBL certification process. In addition, there will be an opportunity for applicants to interact with other participants during the four day PBL event. For more information click on PBL Certification.

Workshop Hotel Options & Restaurants

Hotels near Babcock Neighborhood School:

  1. Hyatt Place Fort Myers/at the Forum
    • Phone Number: (239)418-1844
    • Address: 2600 Champion Ring Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33905
    • Cost: $128/night
    • Distance from Workshop Location: 14.9 miles (22 minutes)
    • Website
  2. Courtyard by Marriott Fort Myers Cape Coral
    • Phone Number: (239)275-8600
    • Address: 4455 Metro Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33916
    • Cost: $129
    • Distance from Workshop Location: 18.4 miles (24 minutes)
    • Website
  3. Best Western Fort Myers Inn & Suites
    • Phone Number: (239)278-3949
    • Address:  4400 Ford Street Ext, Fort Myers, FL 33916
    • Cost: $76/night
    • Distance from Workshop Location: 18.2 miles (27 minutes)
    • Website

Local Restaurant Recommendations:

Babcock Ranch

  • Table and Tap
  • Slater’s Goods & Provisions
  • Square Scoops & Creamery

Fort Myers

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