Project-Based World

In this year-long campaign titled “It’s a Project-Based World,” Getting Smart explored the economic realities of a project-based world as part of the equity movement to ensure all students are prepared for college, career and citizenship. The purpose of this project was to promote equity and access to deeper learning outcomes for all students. We cultivated a blog series exploring topics around the preparation of students, teachers and leaders for a project-based world. In addition to the blog series, the campaign included podcast interviews, publications, infographics and speaking engagements. For more see our It’s a Project-based World campaign page.


Educating for Impact in a Project-Based World

By: Jason Swanson. With rapid changes in technology over the next decade, it might turn out that the patterns of disruption that have created a project-based world might also redefine what we mean by "project," changing education strategies.

Equity & Access

How Hip-Hop Redefines Project-Based Learning

By: Daniel A. Rabuzzi. The skills and attitudes needed for success in the 21st century thrive in hip-hop, so let's use it to not only engage learners but as a means to improve PBL's own form and function.

Personalized Learning

The Students and Parents of Project-Based Learning

We recently had the opportunity to hear powerful stories from students, parents, and educators at PBL World. In this podcast, you will hear from some of the people we spoke with and learn why they are vested in project-based learning.

Personalized Learning

Students and Employers Benefit in Real World PBL

By: Dawne Adams and Robin Willner. The Pathways in Technology Early College High School school leaders and employer partners are pushing PBL to a new level that motivates students and generates community support with Workplace Challenges.