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PBL 1: Project Launch

Creating a dynamic project launch is one of the most important fundamentals to master because it starts everything in your PBL project!  A good start increases the likelihood of a strong finish.
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Instructor: Sarah Perroy
  Last updated 10/25/2022    English
Teacher leading a project launch

What's included  

  • 5 Sections
  • 1 Video
  • 3 Mini-podcast
  • 2 Printables
  • Multiple Reflections
  • 1 PD Clock Hour

Who's this course for?

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

What You'll Learn  

  • The 4-Step Process of a Successful Project Launch
  • The Proficient Application of Resources, Roles, and Access in a Project Launch

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, create a project launch that motivates a student's heart so that the student's mind engages with the learning goals of the project?

PBL 1: Project Launch FAQ

Does this course ONLY apply to PBL teachers?

  • While many of the Project Based Learning courses can apply more broadly to a classroom experience, the Project Launch is more focused for PBL teachers. That said, it will certainly give traditional classroom teachers some great ideas for how to approach classroom projects!

Is this course mobile-friendly?

  • Yes! The intentional design for this PBL pathway is for teachers to have choice in their learning, so you can learn with your phone, tablet, or computer.

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.

Project Based Learning 1: Project Launch

Learn how to proficiently apply resources, roles, and access in your project launch.
   Added 10/25/2022    English    Instructor: Sarah Perroy

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