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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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Schools That Create a Public: Larry Rosenstock on Leadership

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Reflecting on a life spent teaching students and teachers how to “just try,” founder of High Tech High Larry Rosenstock shares his experiences, advice, and lessons learned.

See it to be it: The power of mentorship and entrepreneurship

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By: Kevin Newell. The concept of entrepreneurship can be used as a vehicle for teaching students how to solve challenges and how to see themselves, and their future, in a different way.

Support STEM Education Through Student-Centered Challenges

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By: Shannon Robinson. Shannon shares how Project-based learning (PBL) provides the contextualized and authentic experiences necessary for students to build STEM skills.

Play, Play-Based Learning Important Now More Than Ever

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Distance learning, smart technology and overscheduling are creating a need to embrace the developmental benefits of play and play-based learning now more than ever.

Portrait of a School Wide Project Launch

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Charter Elementary school launches universal school wide project as a means to engage all students and staff in a relevant, personalized, and public purpose.

Empowering Families to Teach Coding at Home

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By: Marina Umaschi Bers. Marina shares ways families can collaborate with schools to teach their children coding concepts from home.

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.

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