PBL Classic. PBL New.

When and where
January 6-8, 2016 on the University of Delaware campus, Newark, Delaware, USA.

Who should attend
This workshop is for educators interested in learning about problem-based learning, both in its classic form and recent variations. We welcome those new to PBL as well as experienced practitioners. We welcome teachers at all grade levels, graduate students, and faculty and instructional support staff at colleges and universities. We expect off-campus participants will participate the full three days. University of Delaware participants are encouraged to choose individual sessions of the most value.

PBL2016 program (PDF)

PBL2016 program (PDF)

Plan your sessions
There are several ways to review the event schedule.  View the program in PDF format or browse this  site by date or theme from the menu bar above.  Or, start with the list of session titles for PBL Classic and PBL NewFor best results, participants are expected to remain with their selected track for the duration of the event.

This workshop will demonstrate problem-based learning (PBL) and model ways that PBL can be used effectively in all disciplines, in upper and lower division courses, in public schools or colleges, and in all size classes. We will describe ways to adapt PBL to your teaching situation.

“It was overwhelming and I learned so much. It was renewing in general. It was excellent and I have been to a lot of workshops. Thank you, more than you know.”

—PBL@UD participant


All participants are encouraged to propose a poster, either electronic or on poster board, for display during the reception (the evening of January 6). The posters can detail participants’ use of PBL or other forms of active, engaged learning (service learning, client projects, case studies, other projects). Let us know if you need a letter accepting your proposed poster presentation to help with institutional funding.

Registration information

College and university instructors: US$400

Graduate students and public school teachers: US$200

University of Delaware faculty, graduate students, or staff: no charge, but registration is still required.

For groups of 5 or more from one institution, please email Steve Bernhardt,, for group discount information.

If you are interested in presenting at the poster session, please register early.

To register, please complete the registration form and submit payments by mail.

Make checks payable to University of Delaware, Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education.

Send checks to:

PBL 2016
CTAL Office
212 Gore Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716 USA

A web page is available for information on accommodations and travel.

Reservation deadline: December 15, 2015

“I appreciated how the facilitators kept things on track and on time, while still allowing for questions, participant feedback, and sharing of ideas. And the PBL Clearinghouse is very exciting.”

—PBL@UD participant


The event is brought to you by partners of Faculty Commons at the University of Delaware including:


Stephen Bernhardt,