This is an accelerated 4 week asynchronous and synchronous certificate learning program for 16 PD hours, designed to help you design, assess and manage meaningful and community based project- based experiences with learners. 

Do you want to grow and develop socially, emotionally & globally aware citizens who solve real-world problems, while also covering your academic standards?

Imagine your students designing their own social enterprises to meet a community need; writing and publishing professional books to be featured in a local library; or working with architects and city planners to create more affordable local housing.

These are all high quality project-based experiences that have been completed by real students in schools across Asia. 

Objectives/ Outcomes of PBL Immersive Program: This program will help you: 

  • Implement the seven key components of high-quality PBL in the design of your own project
  • Use the simple 5 step process to backwards design and plan blended learning experience that engage learners
  • Be able to design varied formative and summative PBL assessments that assess standards and 21st century skills in hybrid environments
  • Develop strategies for project management
  • Learn strategies to develop social, globally and emotionally aware citizens
  • Use tools for project management to create self- directed learners

Expected Commitment/ Deliverables: To ensure growth with the design and delivery projects, and the growth of our small community, you will be responsible for:

  • Completing scaffolded asynchronous video lessons in a 24 lesson online course. Developing or re-designing a project plan for a hybrid project- based experience (project description, milestones, major understandings, methods of assessment) (planning resources will be provided)
  • Designing your projects’ authentic assessments with accompanying resources
  • Reflecting and interact with peers in each online lesson in comments and responses to peers
  • Presenting your learning and received feedback within a small team
  • Attending each of the four coaching calls scheduled throughout the program to receive feedback and overcome challenges with PBL delivery in a group community setting    

Key Details

Date: Four Sessions on Saturday Mornings

16 Jan 2021
23 Jan 2021
30 Jan 2021
6 Feb 2021

Time: 9:00-10:30 (UTC+8GMT)


About the Presenter

Kyle Wagner

Kyle Wagner is the founder and lead consultant for Transform Educational Consulting, an organization that empowers forward thinking schools to grow and develop socially, globally and emotionally aware citizens. His work with project- based learning and leading the design of  innovative learning experiences spans 12 years, three continents and over 15 schools. He has worked with over 1000 teachers and teacher leaders across some of the most successful public, charter and international schools in Asia including ESF, YCIS, IMS and ISB, VTC and AIS. 

Kyle is also the former Coordinator of Futures Academy at the International School of Beijing, a program that uses interdisciplinary project- based learning to connect students to their passions and the world outside of school. His book “The Power of SIMPLE” documents this experience and helps provide simple, research- based strategies for school transformation. 

Kyle is also a former educator and project leader at world renowned ‘High Tech High,’ where he witnessed first- hand the transformative power of student-centered, real world learning. Students wrote and published professional books, co-designed small businesses, conducted field studies, and acted in the same way as real professionals in the field. 


Kyle holds a M.Ed. (Masters Degree) in Teacher Leadership with a thesis that focuses on developing democratic classrooms and distributed leadership models. When not writing or teaching, he is performing with his original band, participating in karaoke contests and traveling the world with his partner. He currently resides in Hong Kong where he spends time developing schools of the future while helping other school leaders build theirs.