Throughout the year, the Center for Excellence hosts professional learning events that focus on building capacity in educators and teams of educators.  As well, the CFE has established amazing partnerships with local, national, and global organizations to bring multiple learning opportunities for educators.  Below you will find a list of current CFE events, past CFE events, and partner events.

Current CFE Events:

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REGISTRATION FOR INTRO SERIES HAS BEEN CLOSED. IF you are interested in hosting at your site please reach out to

Each Intro to PBL workshop will gain an overview of Project Based Learning and what it looks like in the classroom and how to start designing or enhancing your first projects. Each one-day workshop will have a theme that will be interwoven through the overall design of projects and with a deeper dive in the afternoon.  Participants may register for an individual workshop, multiple workshops, or receive a discount for registering for all five in the series.

Intro to PBL: Culminating Events-CLOSED

  • Date: October 18, 2018
  • Location: New Technology High School, 920 Yount Street, Napa, CA
  • Cost: $175/person
  • Description: Students showcase their work and their projects, learn how to showcase their learning to their community and/or authentic audience. Projects in PBL are about more than just the product, it is about the learning, cultural responsiveness and stretching students beyond their own boundaries. Learn various ways to have students showcase their learning so that end product becomes more than just a dog and pony show!

Intro to PBL: Learning Intentions-CLOSED

  • Date: October 30, 2018
  • Location: New Technology High School, 920 Yount Street, Napa, CA
  • Cost: $175/person
  • Description: How do you know that your students are actually learning the content and skills they need to in a project?  Utilizing learning intentions to mobilize the standards into need to knows and actionable next steps can be vital answering the question, “how do we know that they know?”.


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