Imagine/Create: Initial Model
Our initial model was designed to include only the most essential elements for PBL at ASB. The initial
model was adapted from work of the Buck Institute and included the Essential Elements: Driving Question,
Need to Know, Student-Driven Inquiry, and Authentic Audience.
The task force identified a number of resources to support prototyping. In all three divisions, prototypers
were provided a number of human and physical resources:
Consultation with PBL expert and author, Suzie Boss
Support from the PBL task force members in locating resources and supporting planning.
Prototypers across the school were further provided a copy of Project Based Learning Handbook
Prototypers in the elementary school were further provided:
The initial ASB Prototype PBL Model
A copy of PBL in the Elementary Grades
Prototypers in the middle school and high school were provided:
The revised ASB Prototype PBL Model
A copy of Thinking Through Project Based Learning
A copy of PBL for 21st Century Success
Play: Elementary School Prototypes
In the elementary school, the Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third Grade teams all prototyped PBL, as
did upper elementary Art. Teams worked with leaders of the PBL Task force as well as the PYP Coordinator
to determine appropriate units and began to prepare for the prototype of PBL. Some teams began to
prototype the model immediately, while others refined and developed plans for launching PBL units.
BIE Project Based Learning Model Initial ASB Project Based Learning Model