Going Deeper: The Power of Integrating Proficiency-Based and Project-Based Learning

To ensure that students meet cross-curricular standards, we must provide them with opportunities to develop the necessary 21st century skills. If we don’t provide meaningful ways for students to demonstrate proficiency in those skills or design truly meaningful ways to assess them, we run the risk of paying lip service to those standards.

In this session, participants will learn how project-based learning can help students experience deeper learning (i.e., master core academic content, think critically, work collaboratively, communicate effectively, and develop self-direction). Presenters will share the project-based learning approach developed and implemented by the New Tech Network in their 200+ schools across the country, and will discuss how the integration of project-based learning and proficiency-based learning can accelerate a school’s implementation of Global Best Practices. Finally, presenters will discuss how the New Tech Network’s technology can be used to assess and verify cross-curricular Standards.


Stacia Snow, director of district + school development | New Tech Network

Dan Liebert, senior associate | Great Schools Partnership


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Presentation Slides
NTN Project Planning Toolkit
Sanctuary City Project Rubric
Sanctuary Cities Policy Briefing
Ten Principles of Proficiency-Based Learning
New Tech Network Resources on Project-Based Learning
Echo Overview from NTN
Teaching Channel Video Series on Deeper Learning
Building Blocks of Project-Based Learning

Starting Sept. 23, 2021

Principals' Professional Learning Group

  • 3:15 - 4:30 PM ET
  • Virtual, via Zoom
  • $550/person

Meets monthly, Sept. 2021 - May 2022

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