Project Based Learning in the Arts 2017-07-23T13:39:06+00:00

The Project Based Learning in the Arts Online Class

Understand, use and assess project based learning in both the general and arts classroom.


PBL Training Connected with the Arts

Are you being asked to use Project-Based Learning in your classroom, but aren’t sure where to start? Or maybe you’ve created a few projects, but they haven’t turned out as well as you had originally hoped.


In this project based learning training, you will investigate and apply the intersections of PBL and the arts for a deeply engaging classroom experience.


Here’s how you can connect PBL and the Arts easily and quickly:

Learn the Inquiry Process

Build your understanding of the inquiry process and the difference between Project-, Process-, and Inquiry-based Learning.

Use PBL Best Practices

View specific examples and sample resources for PBL and the Arts lessons, assessments and strategies using 21st century skills.

Create an Action Plan

Develop an action-plan for using PBL and Arts Integration together that you can use immediately in your current curriculum.

You’re going to finally unlock the secrets to designing lessons that are focused on the process and provide opportunities for students to make real-world connections.


The Project Based Learning in the Arts Online Course trains you in exactly how to use PBL and Arts Integration together in your classroom, school or district. This program is built to help you:


  • Learn the foundations of the inquiry process
  • Dive into specific planning resources that make PBL much easier
  • Explore the intersections of PBL and the Arts in both the classroom and the arts room.
  • Create forward momentum for long-term success


Filled with specific examples, strategies, and valuable time-saving templates — this course will help you make PBL a natural part of your curriculum.



PBL Resource Guide ($15 value)

Get all of our hand-picked PBL resources in one quick download.  This downloadable PDF helps you keep the core components of this approach close at hand.


Classroom and Arts Teacher Lessons ($49 value)

Want to see what a fully-developed PBL and Arts Integration lesson looks like?  We’ve included a specific example for classroom teachers and another one for arts teachers.  So no matter what you teach, you’ll be fully supported.

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Assessment in the Arts Resource Guide ($15 value)

The perfect supplement to the information in this course.  This resource guide breaks down 5 different tools for assessing integrated learning and provides ready-made templates to use for your next assessment.


This course comes with all of the following:

 10 hour PD Certificate

12 Streaming Video Lessons

14 Downloadable Handouts

Slidedeck & Video Downloads

Your Personalized PD Certificate

At the completion of the course, each participant will be provided a certificate of professional development for 10 hours, often suitable for district CEUs and recertification needs.

Please check with your school or district on the transferability of PD hours into CEU credits.

**PA, NY, and TX residents – we are an approved PD provider.**



PBL in the Arts is a self-paced online course.  You have the flexibility to control when you start and finish.  After you enroll, you’ll receive immediate access to everything in the course.  You can work on each lesson at your own pace from any device.

Please note: This digital teacher training is provided with lifetime access.  There are no time constraints and you can always come back and review everything whenever you’d like.



Dream Come True

“This is a dream come true. It is what I was looking for years. I am a Science teacher but an artist in soul. This course is exactly what I needed!”


A Wonderful Jumpstart

“The course was wonderful….and it gave lots of our music teachers a jump start to begin creating their own PBL’s!!!”


Fabulous Clarity

“I thoroughly enjoyed the PBL course! It was fabulous – the clarity you provided was so refreshing and easy to understand.”


Meet Your Instructor

Brianne Gidcumb

Brianne currently serves as the director of eLearning for EducationCloset.  As a former music educator and current graduate class instructor, Brianne has taught thousands the transformative power of joining project based learning and the arts through the integration approach.  A popular writer and presenter on PBL and the Arts, Brianne brings over a decade of experience in the field to the growing integration movement.  In this brand new training, Brianne shares a first-of-its-kind sequence for connecting PBL and Arts Integration that she has used successfully with her own students.



We invite you to participate in any course for 30 days and access all that we have to offer.  At the end of 30 days, if you don’t feel that the course fits your needs, we’ll happily refund 100% of your money.

We’ll ask for your completed course work (to make sure you gave it a try) and ask what didn’t work for you (so that we can learn and improve).  If you commit to the work and don’t get the value, then we don’t deserve your money.


or your money back!


Save yourself precious time and energy, while creating a learning environment that is truly exciting and meaningful for you and your students.





If you have questions or concerns about the course, please contact us at


We want you to feel totally comfortable taking this professional development course. So if you still have some questions, we’ll be happy to answer them!

Will the PD hours count for my school/district?

In most cases, yes! We can provide you with a certificate of hours from our organization, based on the contact hours of the course. The majority of schools and districts accept these certificates and count them towards professional development hours.  We always advise you, however, to check with your own institution before taking a course – just to be sure!

None of these courses are offered with graduate credit or are affiliated with an institution of higher education.  However, we do work directly with state departments of education to ensure that these professional development hours meet their requirements and high-levels of learning expectations.  As such, in almost all cases, these courses can be used for continuing education requirements.

Can I use a purchase order? What if I have a group?

School districts MAY use a purchase order – please contact us for more details and let us know which course you are interested in.

Group rates are available for groups of 3 or more.  Please contact us for those rates.

How long can I access the lesson?

This course is self-paced, meaning you can go as quickly or as slowly as you need. We know that while you may have specific intentions for how you’ll go through your course, life can sometimes have other plans. That’s why you can take any course at any time.  You’ll never have to worry about falling behind or getting registered for credit in time.  Work at your own pace in your own way.

What if I have questions?

We have a great team of people who are here to support you all of the way.  If you run into an issues, or even if you just need a sounding board for an idea – we’re just an email, phone call or text away.

Phone/Text: 443-821-1088 or Email us here