Discovering Project-Based Inquiry Learning

Course Description

The course will support teachers in using project-based inquiry learning (PBIL), to enhance conceptual understanding, critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and problem solving. The course will cover several important topics in PBIL, including standards-based design, formative and summative assessment, and development of process skills along with content knowledge.

Participants will do the following:

1) Complete a PBIL program firsthand.

2) Analyze PBIL curriculum and resources to develop design acumen.

3) Begin designing a PBIL unit for their classroom.

Course ID: MAT 1700P
Course Format: Online

Important Course Information

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Available Online Sections

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15748 Oct 21, 2015 Dec 14, 2015 Online $0
16575 Jun 1, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Online $295
17480 Feb 15, 2017 Mar 22, 2017 Online $295

Special Discount

Coupon Code Payment

There may be discounts available for this course, most often because a school system or grant has paid the registration for you. If you have been given a coupon code, please enter it in the coupon code field at checkout.

Individual Registration

Registrations may be paid using a credit card or Purchase Order.  If your registration is being paid by your school district, you will be required to upload the purchase order form when you register online.

Group Discount for School Systems

Groups of up to 30 teachers may enroll for a set fee of $6,000.  If you are interested in registering a group of teachers, please contact Mary Levine at

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand the basic premise and concept of PBIL.
  • Develop greater content and skill understanding via a PBIL learning experience.
  • Acquire skills to analyze and craft PBIL materials effectively.
  • Understand how to align student learning goals, student products , and standards in a PBIL experience
  • Use online tools to communicate and collaborate effectively with course participants


Participants will need access to a computer on a daily basis that can run all internet browser plug-ins, access the Georgia Tech Professional Education Helix Site, view YouTube videos, download PDFs and upload Word files and images.

Technology Requirements

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