(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, addressing 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.
From Designing Project-Based Learning to Designing Professional Development
Santa Ynez Valley Union High: An Organic Project-Based Learning Journey
Rethinking Urban Education: Tacoma Public Schools of Choice
In Tacoma, WA, there is a small network of three specialized high schools providing a wide range of students with an entirely unique high school experience. This blog post looks at how these schools are rethinking education in an urban environment.
Students Work To UnTextbook Their Learning
On the UnTextbooked podcast, students change history by having conversations with real historians about dynamic, researched history books and try to get answers to big questions.
Real World Learning About Sustainability
Rachelle Dené Poth highlights some of the hands on learning students are doing in her classroom to better understand SDGs.
Flipping the Script: A Case Study in Student Agency and Youth Entrepreneurship
Aaron Schorn details one Hawai'i Preparatory Academy student's capstone journey from senior year to college.