Project-Based Learning:

Using Genius Hour to Drive Success

Full Day Workshop:

July 18, 2024

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT

7.5 Professional Development Hours

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Reimagining education for the 21st-century learner

65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in jobs that don't yet exist.

Ken Robinson says, “Creativity is as important in education as is literacy.” It’s time to “flip the script” on educational practices and give students opportunities to embed themselves in project-based learning.

It’s time to foster innovation, inspire creativity, and cultivate critical thinking– the skills our students will need to succeed within the twenty-first century complexities of citizenship.

Workshop Pricing

Special Early Bird Workshop Pricing through July 7, 2024!

1-9 Participants


Per Person

$219 after early bird pricing

10+ Participants


Per Person

$179 after early bird pricing

25+ Participants


Per Person

$139 after early bird pricing

50+ Participants

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Our PBL training and curriculum shows you how to set up and implement interactive learning environments.

Project-Based learning can feel overwhelming to implement and leave teachers feeling a bit ‘crazed’. Trying to figure out how to implement and where to find the resources.

In this workshop, we GIVE you the exact lesson plans, steps, activities, and mulit-model learning resources you need to create project-based learning opportunities for your students.

Project-Based Learning Workshop Schedule

Session 1: 9:00-10:00 AM CST
Why PBL and How It Works
Session 2: 10:00-11:00 AM CST
The Changing Landscape
Session 3: 11:00 AM -12:00 PM CST
The Six Essential Student Skills
Session 4: 12:00-12:45 PM CST
How to Launch PBL
Break: 12:45-1:15 PM CST
Session 5: 1:15-2:15 PM CST
Teach Brainstorm Strategies
Session 6: 2:15-3:15 PM CST
Research, Product, & Present
Session 7: 3:15-4:15 PM CST
Accountability & Feedback
Session 8: 4:15-5:00 PM CST
Reflection & Discussion

Allow students to work on something that interests them and motivation and engagement levels will skyrocket.

Give students real and authentic learning opportunities.

Teachers will learn how to transform their classroom into a “meaningful” one with an exciting, dynamic learning environment. Encouraging debates and brainstorming sessions, teaching problem solving exercises, and holding group discussions are all great ways to actively engage students in learning.

Bring real-life context and technology to the curriculum.

A Project-Based Learning approach encourages students to become independent workers, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners.

Teach students to problem-solve, develop resiliency, and think critically.

Students learn how to solve problems that are important to them, including real-world issues, while learning from failure and using feedback to focus on growth, improvement, and new learning.

Create the blueprint to implement Project-Based Learning.

We will show you exactly how to build the foundational practices so you can implement with ease while setting clear expectations and student accountability within their projects.

How to begin...


Secure your spot in our desired Strobel Education workshop by registering.


Engage with in-depth learning resources and practical teachings during the workshop.


Apply the knowledge and skills gained from the workshop in your educational setting for effective results.

In this virtual live workshop, you and your staff will learn:

Structured concepts for how to introduce Project-Based Learning to students

We’ll cover how to talk to students about what PBL is, why it’s important, and how to launch it.

The 6 Critical Steps of Implementation

We’ll teach you the exact steps to be used to guide students through PBL and take ownership of their learning so that you become the supportive facilitator.

How to implement and maximize the provided PBL resources

We’ll guide you through our PBL resources and give you practical ways to implement the provided lessons, activities, and videos in your instruction.

Our Genius Hour Workshop and Curriculum is for:

  • Elementary Teachers
  • Secondary Teachers
  • Specialists
  • Administrators
  • Counselors
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Curriculum Coordinators

Here's what's included in this workshop:

Modeled Mini-Lessons

We model how to teach the PBL mini-lessons and how to differentiate them for elementary and secondary students.

Digital Resource Bundle

Get access to digital anchor charts, brainstorm organizers, videos, the launch blueprint, and more.

Professional Development Credit

Meet your PD requirements while learning how project-based learning can promote bot academic and personal student success.

Live Chat Support from Kate Barrows

Join the interactive experience and get live feedback and answers to your questions throughout the training.

7 Days of Replay Access

Can’t attend the workshop live? Watch the replay at a later time and still receive all the fabulous resources inside this workshop.

Meet Your Workshop Instructor:

Meet Kate Barrows

Kate Barrows is a Strobel Education consultant with extensive experience in a variety of diverse settings and roles. She served in reading and English classrooms as a teacher and instructional leader for fifteen years and a library media specialist for four years.

She recently completed the ESL endorsement program at University of Louisville and has presented at local, state, and national conferences about best practice in literacy for struggling adolescents. She is active in many facets of education including curriculum and standards development, assessment writing, PBL, and Inquiry Design.

Specializing in at-risk populations, Kate brings both a sense of urgency and a great attitude to the table. Always rooting for the underdog, Kate isn’t afraid of a challenge.

Here’s what teachers and administrators are saying about this workshop:

This was one of the best trainings in education I have been to. Informative, Resourceful, Energetic, and Positive!

Deb Bachman
Elkhart Community Schools

I love how this workshop touches so many grade levels. Everything presented can be used right away and can be changed/tweaked to meet all grade levels. Kim is genuine and really motivates people. I love the modeling. I also appreciate the resources.

Denise Boring

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Imagine the strides our students could make when given ownership of their learning?

Let’s infuse our classrooms with rigorous and engaging learning activities for students.

Frequently Asked Questions

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You will receive a certificate of attendance two weeks following the event. If you did not receive your certificate, please contact

While it’s great to attend live to get any questions you may have answered, you will have access to the training for 30 days.

Send your substitution request to, at least 5 days prior to the event. Please include the name of the individual currently registered, the event, and your substitute’s name and email address.

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