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Project-Based Learning (PBL) 101


PBL 101

What happens when students become active participants in instructional design? — Authentic learning and real world application! Research indicates that Project-Based Learning (PBL) may increase students' long-term retention, help them perform well on standardized tests, improve their problem-solving and collaboration skills, and improve their attitudes toward learning.

Discover the 8 principles essential to STEM PBL and the benefits of incorporating PBL not only in STEM content classes but also throughout cross content and curricula. By workshop's end, you will have a PBL to take back and use in your own classroom.

Topics of Exploration:

  • Defining Texas STEM Project-Based Learning
  • The elements of PBL
  • PBL key concepts
  • Exploring where PBL project ideas come from
  • Guidelines for creating first PBL projects
  • How T-STEM PBL differs from traditional projects
  • How PBLs incorporates standards
  • Formative and summative PBL assessment

What You Take Home

  • Experience in developing a project-based learning content focused lesson
  • Strategies for using project-based learning to enhance classroom learning
  • Project-based learning curriculum development resource materials
  • Texas College and Career Readiness Standards Booklet
  • 1.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Texas Tech University ($30 if requested)
  • 18 hours Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit
  • 9 hours of content qualify as Gifted and Talented

About the Instructor

De'Lila Holder

De'Lila Holder has been an educator and administrator for a total of 25 years in Texas education; former teacher for 15 years and campus and district administration for 10 years. She now serves as an Associate Director of the Texas Tech’s T-STEM Center. She is passionate about education and feels honored to work with exceptional professional educators sharing with them her knowledge, encouragement, and dedication to STEM education.


June 18-20, 2014
Registration Closed

July 14-16, 2014
Registration Closed

August 4-6, 2014
Registration Closed

  • Fee: No charge for this workshop,
    but registration is required to attend
  • Each workshop date is limited to 25 participants
  • Meals and lodging on your own
    Hotels with Texas Tech Rates

Same Workshop Offered Three Times

  • June 18-20, 2014
  • July 14-16, 2014
  • August 4-6, 2014
  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Daily Instruction
  • Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX
  • Classroom: TBA
  • Focus on Grade Levels: 6-12