+1 Pedagogy = PBL for Any Topic, in Any Discipline!

Do you want a project-based learning (PBL) model that is cost-effective, sustainable, and user-friendly for grades K-12? +1 Pedagogy (+1P) is a turnkey model that simplifies and maximizes your PBL experience. Broadly defined, +1P is an interdisciplinary framework designed to elevate consciousness, accelerate achievement through 21st Century Skills, and build the capacity of our nation’s youth to compete in a global economy. Grounded in research, +1P immerses students into authentic projects that are standards-based and require inquiry, technology, investigation/research, learning activities, writing, presenting, reflecting, and application of 21st Century Skills. Schools worldwide can use +1P to transform teaching and learning in the classroom. Educators can use the framework to leverage planning, managing, and assessing +1P for any subject or discipline. The +1P framework supports learning (critical thinking, collaborating, and communicating), literacy (reading, writing, speaking and listening), and life (goal setting, problem-solving, and self-directedness). 

Why is it called “+1 Pedagogy”? The +1 Pedagogy framework comes with a complete PBL curriculum for any topic in any discipline, with over 30 templates and 9 sample units to help you plan, manage, and assess PBL – everything you need to get started today – putting the “+1” in Pedagogy.  

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+1 Pedagogy benefits teachers, parents, students, and employers. The quality of instruction is heightened, achievement is accelerated, students are equipped to compete in a global economy, and employers capitalize on a workforce with expertise in applying 21st Century Skills. +1P prepares students for an increasingly information-driven and technology-powered society. Educators can use this turnkey model to plan, manage, and assess student projects. +1P is also a great model for mixing digital technology with face-to-face instruction. 

Despite the popularity of PBL, we know first-hand that it is not as prevalent in schools as one may think. Because the +1P framework is interdisciplinary, integrates technology, and spans all grade levels, it is applicable to students of all ages and interests. Students can study a broad range of topics across any discipline. This style of content delivery and academic rigor prepares students to apply concepts beyond the classroom, thus contributing to their development as action researchers and global competitors.

+1 Pedagogy

+1P interdisciplinary units in the book: vessel operations, stock market, professional athletes, roller coasters, famous painters, formal/informal communication, and career units on nephrology, teaching, and musicians. To purchase 30 templates from the book, click below.

+1P Templates

Inquire about +1 Pedagogy workshops and trainings. Over 30 helpful +1 Pedagogy templates, including writing and presentation rubrics, and 9 completed units. Everything you need to plan, manage, and assess +1P is right at your fingertips!

+1 Pedagogy Projects


+1 Pedagogy Google Folder – PBL Curriculum (Bundle) – Teachers Pay Teachers
30 Templates – Planning Template, Calendar, Objectives, 21st Century Skills, Rubrics, Sample Units and more!

Completed +1 Pedagogy Projects: Sports, Food and Beverages, Entertainment, Fashion, Movies and TV Shows, Novels, Historical Events, Holidays, Games, Travel, Climate Change, Athletes, Artists, Medicine, Crime, SCOTUS, Theme Parks, Pop Culture, Anime, Science, Animals, Restaurants, Social Media, Music, Video Games, Space, Shoes, and lots more!
  • California Association for Bilingual Educators (CABE) Conference, Virtual
  • Spring CUE Virtual Conference
  • International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) Virtual Conference
  • Online PBL/STEAM Workshops, UCI Teacher Academy, Irvine, CA
  • ​InnovatEd Conference 2020, New Tech High School, Napa, CA
  • California STEAM Symposium, Anaheim, CA
  • Fall Cue Conference, Sacramento, CA
  • UCI PBL Institute – Sponsored by Schools First Federal Credit Union, Irvine, CA
  • California Association for Bilingual Educators (CABE) Conference, Long Beach, CA
  • California Association for Bilingual Educators (CABE) Conference, Sacramento, CA 
  • CUE National Conference, Palm Springs, CA
  • California Association for the Gifted (CAG) Conference, San Diego, CA
  • California STEAM Symposium, San Francisco, CA
  • National Principals Conference, Philadelphia, PA
  • CUE Fall​ Conference, Napa Valley, CA
  • Keynote for Local District Central Leadership Institute (LAUSD), Los Angeles, CA
  • Barnes & Noble Book Signing and Presentation, Bay Area, CA
  • CLS K-12 Summer Institute, Indian Wells, CA
  • 41st Annual Black Child Conference, Los Angeles, CA
  •  CLS/Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART) Conference, Clovis, CA
  • CLS Technology Conference, Monterey, CA
  • CLS Annual Conference South, Costa Mesa, CA
  • *CLS = California League of Schools