PBLWorks is Accepting Nominations for its 2024 PBL Champions and John Larmer Lifelong Learning Awards

Awards, announced at the 2024 PBL World conference, will recognize individuals, schools and districts for their work to support Project Based Learning

Novato, CA (February 8, 2024) – The Buck Institute for Education (dba PBLWorks), a national provider of professional development for high quality Project Based Learning (PBL), is accepting nominations for its 2024 awards program – the PBL Champions Awards and the John Larmer “JL” Lifelong Learning Awards.

The awards, which are free to enter, recognize teachers, schools, districts and individuals for their commitment to advancing Project Based Learning for all students, especially Black and Brown students.

The deadline to nominate is March 6, 2024 for both awards. The honorees will be announced and recognized on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at PBLWorks’ PBL World conference, the premier event for Project Based Learning. The conference takes place June 24-27, 2024 at American Canyon High School in the Napa Valley School District in California.

“High quality Project Based Learning can have a powerful impact on student engagement and success, and we created these awards because we wanted to honor those who are championing PBL every day in their classrooms, schools and districts,” said Bob Lenz, CEO of PBLWorks. “If you are in a community where great PBL is happening we encourage you to submit your nominations.”

About the Awards

The 2024 PBL Champions Awards recognize an individual, a school, and a district for quality, lasting PBL work that has shown evidence of a positive impact on students. For more information and to submit a nomination, visit  https://www.pblworks.org/pbl-world-pbl-champions-awards.

The John Larmer “JL” Lifelong Learning Awards are presented to three educators who are impacting and expanding PBL at their schools. The award is named after PBLWorks’ former director of publications and editor-in-chief, John “JL” Larmer, and recognizes his significant contributions to PBLWorks and the field of education over three decades, advancing high quality PBL for all students. For more information and to apply for the award, visit  https://www.pblworks.org/pbl-world-jl-lifelong-learner-award.

All honorees for both awards receive complimentary registration to attend PBL World and a conference workshop of their choice.

PBL World is a multi-day professional development conference for teachers, instructional coaches, and school and district leaders who are ready to begin or advance their Project Based Learning practice and connect with a community of their peers. For information and to register for PBL World 2024, visit https://www.pblworks.org/pbl-world.

About PBLWorks 

The Buck Institute for Education/PBLWorks believes that all students, especially Black and Brown students, should have access to high quality Project Based Learning to deepen their learning and achieve success in college, career, and life. Its focus is on building the capacity of teachers to design and facilitate quality Project Based Learning, and on supporting school and system leaders in creating the conditions for these teachers to succeed with all students.