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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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Telling Our Stories: Connecting Globally

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Rachelle Dene Poth shares ideas on resources for promoting global collaboration.

Embracing Partners: 7 Human Resources of PBL

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By: Michael Niehoff. Michael outlines the partners that should be involved in project-based learning when creating authenticity and high-quality student work.

How Interviewing an Innovator Can Expand A Student’s Network

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By: Kevin Anselmo. Kevin of the Global Innovators Academy shares the benefits for students of interviewing professionals and writing content online.

Back to School with Harmony

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In a new series, Getting Smart is once again taking a close look at the bold innovations being implemented by Harmony Public Schools, a Houston-based public charter school system, focused on both investing in its students and its teachers.

Project-Based Learning Revolution: Principal’s New Book is a Call to Action

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Michael shares how one Principal calls for a PBL revolution one school at a time with new research and an experience-based DIY book.

Stress, Anxiety and Human Migration: How can Biology, Art and History Inform?

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By: Dr. Balakrishnan Selvakumar and Dr. Ara C. Brown. High school students explored the nervous system by asking how it senses stress that leads to anxiety. They applied this biological framework of stress to analyze artifacts of human migration that appealed to them, including art panels, literature, historical evidence and immigrant documentaries.

How To Bring a Cross-Curricular Approach to Your Instruction

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By: L. Hixson. A cross-curricular approach to learning is an effective way to introduce students to multiple subjects and help them build critical thinking skills.

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.

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