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Project-Based Learning

(PBL) is an instructional approach where traditional, direct classroom instruction and tests are replaced by authentic, often interdisciplinary projects, usually designed by the student with guidance from instructors/coaches, addresssing real-world problems as the assessment instead of a test. It also is closely related to deeper learning, challenge-based learning, interest-based learning and more.

Project-Based Learning

Home Topics Project-Based Learning
(PBL) is an instructional approach where traditional, direct classroom instruction and tests are replaced by authentic, often interdisciplinary projects, usually designed by the student with guidance from instructors/coaches, addresssing real-world problems as the assessment instead of a test. It also is closely related to deeper learning, challenge-based learning, interest-based learning and more.

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Active Learning: The Secret to El Paso’s Success

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Through their 2020 Transformation plan, El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) has used active learning to unlock meaningful learning.

A Resource for COVID-Weary Parents: New eBook on Doing PBL at Home

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By: John Larmer. Now, more than ever, is the time for project-based learning. PBLWorks has launched a new free ebook as a resource to meet the needs of families.

3 Ways Leaders Can Create The Conditions for Deeper Learning

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Leaders are charged with creating the learning culture and environment that is conducive to deeper learning. Three areas to begin with are how we start school, how we share student work and how we culminate the year.

Choosing the Right Tools for Amplifying Learning Through PBL

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Rachelle Dene Poth shares ideas on resources for students to extend learning through PBL and the digital tools to make that happen.

5 Ways PBL Set A Clearer Vision for My Career Aspirations

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By: Taylor Silveira. Taylor discusses the benefits of a PBL curriculum that’s applicable to college, university, and future career pursuits.

The 12 Shifts for Student-Centered Hybrid Environments

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With remote and hybrid learning staying on the horizon, it's critical to understand: how have expert education practitioners worldwide successfully adapted their practice in the uncertain education climate?

PBL-Lite for the Fall

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By: Jenny Pieratt. Jenny shares a condensed project-based learning or "PBL-lite" teaching plan that can be used as a starting point in the fall.

Building Essential Skills Through Computational Thinking

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Rachelle Dene Poth shares resources to get students started with computational thinking.

Linking Global Knowledge, Project-Based Learning and the Pandemic: One School’s Journey

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One school takes the opportunity to link project based learning, global competency and the pandemic to create a whole school project that links all subject areas.

Successful Play-Based Learning in Virtual Environments

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Michael shares how play-based learning can be facilitated successfully in virtual learning environments.

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