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The Center for Project-Based Learning, launched in 2016, uses over 50 years of WPI’s experience and expertise in project-based learning to support faculty and administrators from colleges and universities around the world in their efforts to implement, improve, evaluate, or integrate project-based learning on their campuses. The Center also supports the continued development of expertise and excellence in project-based pedagogy on the WPI campus. The range of products and services include an annual Institute on Project-Based Learning, custom workshops and seminars, consultations, and project-based learning resources. See more
The Mission of the Center is to support and coach higher education institutions and practitioners committed to driving equitable, sustainable, and systemic pedagogical, curricular and cultural reform, through project-based learning (PBL). The Center prepares institutions and educators to offer diverse student bodies multiple, culturally-relevant, project-based learning (PBL) experiences. The Center serves as the hub for PBL in higher education by developing, curating and sharing best practices that advance active, student-centered education for a just, equitable, and inclusive society.
When the Center started, we were unsure what the appetite would be for learning more about project-based learning. We’ve been delighted that so many faculty and institutions have asked us to join them on their PBL journey. This spring we undertook a review of our operations the past 5 years and are happy to share the report with you. We owe thanks to so many of you and look forward to working with many more of you in the future.
PBL Newsletter Looking for the latest news, resources and tools to implement project-based learning on your campus? Turn to our quarterly AdvancePBL Newsletter.
June 20-22, 2024, Worcester MA
Participants will leave the Institute with an enhanced understanding of project-based learning and a tailored plan to advance work on their own campuses. Hear from past participants about the impact of the Institute here.
External Evaluation of a CPBL delivered series of workshops
“All PD participants reported being prepared and confident to incorporate and implement PBL in their courses. Also, participants appreciated that the PD material was well organized and relevant to their courses.” Mercy STEM Ready Project Based Learning Professional Development Report. June, 2022. Cobblestone Applied Research & Evaluation, Inc. La Verne, CA. Funding support provided to Mercy College by the USED Title III HSI STEM and Articulation program.