A School Network, created for Kentucky PBL leaders

a grid of school leaders' faces with an open space that says 'we're holding a spot for you!'


Setting out into the unknown? You’re not on your own.

The journey from traditional instruction to PBL can often feel like a winding, uncertain path. You may find yourself wondering how you’re actually going to implement and sustain high quality PBL in your school. Or how you’ll fit PBL in with what your school is already doing. And what about your teachers? What’s the best way to support them through this transition so that all of their students can benefit?

Instead of blazing this trail by yourself, imagine traveling with a group of your peers—from within your school and throughout your region.


About the PBL in Kentucky initiative

The Scaling Gold Standard PBL Kentucky initiative aims to scale high quality PBL to one-third of Kentucky’s public schools. The Kentucky National Faculty team will facilitate gold standard workshops in all Educational Cooperatives across the state. In addition, participating schools will receive PBLWorks’ Gold Standard PBL 101 training, and ongoing support for their teachers to begin (or continue) implementing high quality projects with students.

The Scaling Gold Standard PBL Kentucky initiative will provide Gold Standard PBL training and support to Kentucky educators and leaders throughout the state through a blend of face-to-face workshops, personal online coaching for school leaders, school site visits, and deep collaboration with a peer network of fellow Kentucky PBL leaders.

The next leader cohort will launch in March 2022 and will conclude in January 2023 with more leader cohort start dates to be announced. Training for teachers will begin in the summer months.

Current network districts include:

Allen Eminence Independent Johnson
Barren Fayette Logan
Boon Fleming Marshall
Bullitt Fort Thomas Independent Nelson
Campbell Frankfort Independent Powell
Corbin Independent Greenup Shelby

Cost and Registration

Participation is free for K-12 public school educators serviced by the Kentucky Department of Education. For more information about the initiative or to apply, fill out the registration form below. The next leader cohort will launch in March 2022 and will conclude in January 2023 with more leader cohort start dates to be announced. Training for teachers will begin in June. 

Which workshop is right for you?

School Leader Series
Now On going
Or contact your Educational Cooperative

Register HERE

Recommended for K-12 district and building admin, instructional coaches in charge of PBL implementation, board members, and admin reps

Participants in this series will be responsible for creating and leading the implementation of PBL vision and culture. This workshop series workshop will focus on building a PBL culture,  infrastructure, capacity building, and continuous improvement. 

PBL 101
Available Summer 2022
View available dates for your Educational Cooperative below.

Register HERE

Recommended for K-12 teachers, coaches, and building administrators interested in learning more about designing, delivering, and assessing Gold Standard PBL lessons and units.

Participants will learn how to design, assess and manage a Gold Standard PBL Project. This workshop series will culminate in a completed project design, as well as multiple feedback strategies.

This opportunity is for KDE associated schools only.  If you are a private school please email partnerships@pblworks.org 

Dates Available by Educational Cooperative 

Dates & Time

Educational Cooperative

June 7, 8, 9


Southeast/South Central Education Cooperative (SE/SC)

June 14, 15, 16


West Kentucky Educational Cooperative (WKEC)

June 21, 22, 23


Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative (CKEC)

June 27, 28, 29 (M-W)


Kentucky Educational Development Corporation (KEDC)

July 12, 13, 14


Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC)

July 19, 20, 21


Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services (NKCES)

July 26, 27, 28


Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC)

August 2, 3, 4


Green River Regional Educational Cooperative (GRREC)