K-16 teachers and administrators can validate their knowledge and commitment to Project Based Learning by participating in the PBL Certification process. Experience in the utilization of PBL is being recognized by an increasing number of school leaders as a valued opportunity for educators. PBL Certification allows teachers/facilitators to demonstrate achievement of a high level of quality and success in the project-based learning process.
*Note: It is required that an educator have at least two years of PBL teaching experience before enrolling in the PBL Certification process.
Mission of the Magnify Learning educator PBL Certification is:
to establish standards and systems for certifying accomplished PBL educators
to provide support and networks for PBL educators
to engage PBL teachers and leaders in on-going professional development
Professional Development Experience
PBL Certification by Magnify Learning recognizes teachers and school leaders for the quality of their practice in Project-Based Learning. It is a voluntary process developed by experienced teachers, school leaders and other education stakeholders to validate educators who have met challenging professional expectations in PBL instruction as evidenced through the certification assessment.
After completing the PBL Certification process, the educator:
has his/her school district administrator notified of his/her completed certification
is formally recognized by the Indiana State Board of Education
receives a certificate from Magnify Learning validating the PBL Certification
receives a digital badge from Magnify Learning validating PBL Certification
grows as a professional and develops new ways to help students learn and achieve
joins the network of PBL teachers and leaders across the United States
Core Propositions of PBL CERTIFICATION:
Teachers and leaders are committed to student learning and performance.
Teachers and leaders know the importance of and utilize PBL strategies and effectiveness in their classrooms.
Teachers and leaders are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
Teachers and leaders can benefit from being members of a larger network of PBL educators.
Candidate Application and Eligibility Form (download as a Word document)