(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.
By: Michael Niehoff. Educator and author Sara Lev advocates that young learners deserve and are prepared for the same rigorous, engaging and meaningful learning that PBL provides as learners of all ages.
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.
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.
By: Shannon Robinson. Shannon shares how Project-based learning (PBL) provides the contextualized and authentic experiences necessary for students to build STEM skills.
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.