The Discovery Course for Educators

Join other passionate teachers and education professionals from all over the world for a comprehensive five-day introduction to Project Based Learning.

Take the First Step Toward a New Way of Teaching

THINK Learning Studio’s popular Discovery Course gives you everything you need to start implementing Project-Based Learning in your classroom or learning environment.

We start with the basic theories and tenets underpinning place-based and challenge-based learning, giving you plenty of hands-on experience designing and implementing projects so you can return to your teaching practice trained and excited to try new strategies in your school.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The Project Based Learning mindset—what it is, how it’s different, and how to get there
  • How to determine which type of project will work best for your students and learning objectives
  • The basic ingredients of the Project Based Learning framework
  • The Basic Assessment model
  • Practical strategies for team teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration
  • How the student portfolio serves students in assessing their academic progress
  • Student Rubrics: what they are and how to use them
  • Which type(s) of Learning Platforms will be most effective within your unique learning environment

Skills You’ll Acquire:

  • How to develop driving questions that relate to your location and current events
  • How to teach as a team, working with your fellow educators to formulate themes and collaborations for each project
  • How to plan a project from idea to implementation to final assessment
  • How to begin a process portfolio that can help you test and learn as you go



Sample Schedule


Course Prep (online, four hours)

  • Get to know your fellow teacher learners
  • Explore our online learning platform
  • Share personal Project Based Learning goals

Day 1

The Project Based Learning Mindset

  • Exercise: a student’s point of view
  • The different types of learning projects
  • The key ingredients of a successful framework
  • Exercise: brainstorm project ideas

Day 2

All About Assessment

  • Exercise: a student’s point of view
  • The types of Project Based Learning projects
  • The ingredients of a successful Project Based Learning framework
  • Exercise: brainstorm project ideas
  • Happy hour and dinner hosted by THINK Learning Studio

Day 3

Radical Collaboration

  • Guest lecture on Experiential Learning
  • How to collaborate across disciplines
  • Unpacking student project examples
  • Exercise: refine individual projects
  • Networking groups (primary, middle, high, university)

Day 4

Putting It All Together

  • Group Design Thinking challenge
  • Process portfolio insights and exemplars
  • Present individual and group projects for peer review
  • Interdisciplinary and cross-curricular collaborations
  • Exercise: Create mini module outlines

Day 5

Celebrating Shared Ideas 

  • Student showcases and public presentations
  • Present individual and group projects for peer review
  • Evaluate personal progress using assessment rubric
  • Group reflection process and Next Steps strategies for the classroom


Join our community to find real-world learning

After years of transforming the original THINK Global School curriculum to support educators and students in an ever-changing world, we’re pros at turning the unexpected into valuable learning opportunities.

No matter your resources or context, we’ll work together to shape a unique project-based learning culture centered on what makes your learning community one of a kind.

Bring the Discovery
Course to Your School

Want to immerse your faculty and staff in Project Based Learning?
We can come to you with one of our signature courses tailored to
your unique location, student body, and needs.

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