About Us

The PBL Academy provides project-based learning instruction, structure, and on-going support for K-16 educators. The goal of the PBL Academy is to help teachers improve student achievement through rigorous, authentic projects with community partners that address academic standards as well as the development of deeper learning. The PBL Academy offers a comprehensive introduction to project-based learning as well as workshops for experienced practitioners who want to hone their skills.

2014 Workshop Flyer

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Student Demonstration

Curious to know the impact The PBL Academy has had on Southeast Indiana and beyond? Take a look at this collection of data that shows where The PBL Academy has left its mark, and which counties we've had the biggest impact on.

Do you still have questions? We've fielded quite a few in the past. Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Teachers and Administrators take note!

Educators from the classroom to the central office can benefit from the professional development offered by The PBL Academy. Learn more about the three themes addressed throughout the week-long program.

  1. The successful utilization of PBL in the classroom is highly effective teaching that results in successful student performance. Read_more about how PBL relates to RISE and similar teacher evaluation rubrics.
  2. The support and involvement of school and district leaders in PBL is fundamental to its success in the classroom. Read_more about how The PBL Academy can improve 1-to-1 computing implementation, shed light on an administrator's evaluation process, and give schools a competitive advantage in student retention.
  3. Building a PBL-based support system within a school or district can increase teacher collaboration and student success. Read_more about how The PBL Academy supports the development of a collaborative culture.





Register for workshop for the program that is right for you.

Register for workshop for childcare or the kids' rocketry camp.


The 2014 Session


The PBL Academy has something for you! Take a look at the different programs for this summer and register today.

  • PBL 101: understanding PBL and creating a successful project.
  • Advanced: managing the PBL classroom.
  • PBL Educator Certification.
  • PBL for School Administrators.

Click here to learn more about all of these programs.

What else is great about The PBL Academy?

Freeto any educator in the EcO15 10 county region – Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland. Only $20/day for all others.

FreeChildcare (for toddlers and kids up to 4) and a rocketry camp for kids 4-12 is provided. Read more about the childcare and rocketry camp HERE.

FreeFood! Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks provided.

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