The PBL Playbook Podcast

 You’ve started using PBL in your classroom, and you are committed to doing it. You’re even on the lookout for ways to improve your PBL practice and engage your students. However, you’re probably facing some barriers and obstacles in moving forward. We get it! We are PBL facilitators currently in the classroom, and we have gone through similar PBL trials and failures. We’re ready to use our own experiences and those of the PBL community to help you tackle your problems and offer tools to overcome the hurdles along your journey. We’re calling you to spread the PBL revolution, develop confidence in your own practice, and talk about it with others. You can stay sitting on the bench or you can use the strategies of other PBL teachers who have gone through some of the same problems and come out on top. The PBL Playbook is meant to help you navigate your PBL questions and problems, build your PBL confidence, and add strategies for success to your own playbook!

Meet your Co-Hosts: Josh Giebel & Andrea Behling

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Stay tuned for Episode 6!

Episode 5: Assessment in PBL (Part 1: The Basics)

Hopping on the PBL train can be easy in theory – who doesn’t want to engage their students in meaningful work? But in practice, it can seem tricky and overwhelming, especially when it comes to assessment. Episode 5 Show Notes

Assessment Mini-Series: Preview

Some of the most common questions we get at our in-person trainings at Magnify Learning are based around assessment. In the next few episodes, Josh and Andrea will dive into assessment within PBL through a few different lenses using interviews with experts in different areas of education. Assessment Mini-Series Preview Show Notes

Episode 4: Creating a Culture of PBL

PBL is the best way to teach – but how do we set our students up for success in this kind of environment? The answer to this can be found within the culture of the PBL classroom. Episode 4 Show Notes

Episode 3: Planning a Project

In this episode, Josh and Andrea break down the project planning process by tackling frequently asked questions from teachers who are new to PBL, discussing their own approaches to planning a project, and talking through project examples and where those ideas came from. Episode 3 Show Notes

Episode 2: Here to Educate!

In this episode, Josh & Andrea continue to explore the elements that make PBL work. Interview with Coleman Marshall, a PBL educator currently in the classroom & Dr. Jose Martinez, a professor of education at Franklin College in Indiana. Episode 2 Show Notes

Episode 1: What Works in PBL

In this episode, Josh and Andrea go down to the core of PBL and discuss what makes PBL work. Interview with CSA New Tech High School Students & Laura Burbrink, a long-time PBL parent.  Episode 1 Show Notes

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