Jun 6, 2022

Kentucky to Train K-12 Educators on Project-Based Learning

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The California-based nonprofit PBLWorks recently announced a partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education on a multi-year initiative to use virtual training to bring project-based learning to at least a third of the schools throughout the state.
Spearheaded by Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education and Chief Learner Jason Glass, the initiative was established through federal funding to the tune of $7 million and will run through September 2024 — encompassing the 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years, according to Kentucky DoE Director of the Division of Innovative Learning David Cook. The professional development will enlighten principals to the benefits of project-based learning and how it can change the classroom from a traditional instruction model for K-12 students, Cook told Government Technology. It will also coach teachers to implement project-based learning in their classrooms, he said.