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PBL 5: Benchmarks

Improve your use of benchmarks within a project to assess student mastery of concepts and progress toward completion.
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Instructor: Sarah Perroy
  Added 10/19/2022    English
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What's included  

  • 4 Sections
  • 1 Video
  • 2 Mini-podcast
  • 2 Printables
  • Multiple Reflections
  • Certificate: 0.5 Clock Hours

Who's this course for?

Rooted in the benchmarks rubric, this course provides a clear depiction of a proficiency.
  • PBL Teachers
  • All Teachers
  • Future Teachers learning PBL
  • Leaders considering PBL

What You'll Learn  

  • Various Ways to Establish Benchmarks Throughout a Project
  • Proficient Methods of Implementation and Assessment of Benchmarks

Course Content


  • A willingness to learn and grow.
  • A computer or phone with access to the internet.
  • No paid software required - everything you need is in the Learning Module.

Course Description

This mini-lesson seeks to answer the driving question: How can we, as PBL teachers, utilize benchmarks to assess student mastery of concepts and progress toward project completion?

PBL 5:  Benchmarks FAQ

Does this course ONLY apply to PBL teachers?

  • As the title says, this course is part of a larger series focused on PBL.  As such, the primary audience is for PBL teachers; however, it does include tips and strategies for collaboration that may be helpful for any classroom.  

Should I take all of these courses in order?

  • The answer to that question is - it depends.  If you are a veteran PBL teacher needing some additional ideas for benchmarks, then no.  If, however, you are new to the PBL model, then we would recommend starting at the beginning to move through them all.  

What is the best way to take these courses?

  • We suggest that you avoid "binge watching" the PBL series. While lots of ground will be covered, you want the material to translate into practice. Our recommendation is to move through them one course each week so that you have time to read and reflect. If you desire a faster completion, we suggest no more than 1 course every other day. That way, you learn and then apply before moving on to the next.  
Meet the instructor

Sarah Perroy

Sarah Perroy is the Project Based Learning Instructional Lead for Career Learning at Stride, where she uses her educational experience to craft high-quality professional learning experiences for teachers and leaders interested in implementing PBL. Having served as both a literacy specialist and English Language Learners teacher, she recognizes the value that PBL offers in promoting equitable outcomes for all students. 
Meet the designer

Matthew Hoppe

Matthew Hoppe is an Instructional Designer at Stride. He continually draws upon his experience as a teacher, media producer, and director of arts to support various schools and nonprofits. His passion is to use what he has learned to support others as they pursue living their best lives.

PBL 5: Benchmarks

Learn what it takes to proficiently apply the criteria of benchmarks.
   Released 10/19/2022    English    Instructor: Sarah Perroy

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