August 5, 2024 – August 26, 2024 all-day
Gina Vodola
(201) 934-5005

Deepen your knowledge of the power of PBL with a focus on implementation strategies. Design differentiated digital activity lists with multiple ways for students to learn, develop content facilitation grids and questions to support student-driven learning, and implement four types of formative assessments throughout the PBL unit. Note: Participants will apply course content to a previously created PBL task and rubric.


  1. Designing activity lists that offer students required activities, choice activities (offering more than one way to build a concept or skill), and optional activities (offering extension opportunities to those who are advanced) from a brainstormed scaffold for learning
  2. Developing facilitation grids, laying out skills and concepts to assess student learning as the teacher facilitates instruction
  3. Designing facilitation questions to move students to higher-order thinking
  4. Understanding the role of the Four Types of Formative Assessment to support progress monitoring and growth
  5. Creating a transfer task as a venue for students to apply, or “transfer,” their learning from an authentic PBL unit to a new real-world context

This course will use Dr. Nancy Sulla’s book Students Taking Charge as a resource. The assigned book must be purchased in advance. Access to MyQPortal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC.