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PBL Planning

Learn how to prepare for project-based learning's challenges, freedoms, and results -- it can feel chaotic, but there's more intention and structure here than it seems!

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"Fitting In" PBL

Read about how four teachers fit PBL into their curriculum through scalable projects that challenged and enriched students while meeting the standards.

5 PBL Best Practices for Redefining the Teacher's Role

PBL changes a teacher's traditional role through framing the learning, helping students develop ideas, consulting as they revise, and encouraging feedback, reflection, and authentic presentations.

Time to Debunk Those PBL Myths

It's time to tackle myths like project-based learning is mostly fluff and not academically rigorous. See other PBL misnomers and read how they deserve myth-busting.

A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal)

To get off to a flying start planning this summer, borrow good project ideas from other teachers and adapt them to fit your context.

Resources for Getting Started With Project-Based Learning

Explore Edutopia's curated compilation of online resources for understanding and beginning to implement project-based learning.

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Project Based Learning: Professional Development Recommendations?

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Use PBL to Inspire Passion and Teach Lifelong Learning

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Project-Based Learning for U.S. History?

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PBL: What Does It Take for a Project to Be "Authentic"?

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PBL Pilot: 4 Strategies to Implement and Spread PBL in Your School

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Use PBL to Inspire Passion and Teach Lifelong Learning

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5 PBL Best Practices for Redefining the Teacher's Role

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How Maker Culture Builds Stronger Learning Communities

An innovative youth leadership program called Public Workshop has been partnering with high school students to remake their environment.

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Resources for Getting Started With Project-Based Learning

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The PBL Coordinator and Hands-On Academic Support

PBL schools benefit from a PBL coordinator to locate and organize resources, invite guest speakers, and support students in getting the most out of their projects.

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Meshing GBL With PBL: Can It Work?

When planning a PBL unit, use GBL elements to teach 21st-century skills, as a modality for lesson content, to differentiate instruction, or with games as products.

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My First PBL Unit: Learning From My Students

In her first PBL unit, a new teacher learns how giving her students voice and choice will ignite their passions and enhance their learning.

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PBL Pilot: Matching PBL With Traditional Grading

Fifth grade teachers reflect on grading students in their PBL pilot program without traditional homework, while keeping parents informed and reconsidering the meaning of grades

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A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal)

To get off to a flying start planning this summer, borrow good project ideas from other teachers and adapt them to fit your context.

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Using Project-Based Learning to Teach World Languages

World Languages community discussion group facilitator Don Doehla uses project-based learning to teach foreign language and meet state standards. He supplies three lessons as examples.

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Tips for Using Project-Based Learning to Teach Math Standards

Andrew Miller of the Buck Institute for Education shares some practical ways to make PBL apply to "real-life" math standards.

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PBL Pilot: Matching PBL With Traditional Grading

Fifth grade teachers reflect on grading students in their PBL pilot program without traditional homework, while keeping parents informed and reconsidering the meaning of grades

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5 PBL Best Practices for Redefining the Teacher's Role

PBL changes a teacher's traditional role through framing the learning, helping students develop ideas, consulting as they revise, and encouraging feedback, reflection, and authentic presentations.

5 444 19,813 views
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The Role of PBL in Making the Shift to Common Core

Guest blogger Sara Hallermann, Curriculum Development Manager at Buck Institute for Education, looks through the lens of PBL to show how six of the Common Core's big ideas are compatible with this activity-centered approach.

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Twenty Tips for Managing Project-Based Learning

In honor of Edutopia's 20th anniversary, blogger Andrew Miller provides twenty tips on how to manage PBL. Enjoy and please add your own!

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