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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!

Resources for Getting Started with Project-Based Learning

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

My PBL Pet Peeves: 4 Common Misconceptions

Andrew Miller firmly addresses some common misunderstandings about PBL, including the ideas that projects are lessons and the public audience can be random.

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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My PBL Pet Peeves: 4 Common Misconceptions

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A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal)

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Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning

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Project Based Learning

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My PBL Pet Peeves: 4 Common Misconceptions

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For Earth Day and Beyond: Focus on Environmental Action Projects

Edutopia Suzie Boss shares exciting projects to teach students about Earth Day and how to care for the environment.

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In China, Students Come Face-to-Face with Global Issues

Edutopia blogger Suzie Boss describes how high school students from the U.S. and China work together to design sustainable solutions for global challenges.

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"Mom, What is Project Management?"

Guest blogger Chris Hare, project manager and parent, uses a book report assignment to demonstrate how project management is already in place in the classroom, and how easy it would be to fine-tune this practice.

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Sammamish Year 3: Teaching, Leadership, and School Change

A year after introducing us to the schoolwide PBL curriculum at Sammamish High, teacher leader Adrienne Curtis Dickinson reviews how their seven key elements have played out in course design, professional development, and student learning.

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5 Tips for Flipping Your PBL Classroom

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller considers how the project-based learning and flipped classroom models can successfully intersect, offering five tips for engaging students in the project while moving aspects of it outside the classroom walls.

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Resources for Getting Started with Project-Based Learning

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

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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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5 Tips for Flipping Your PBL Classroom

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller considers how the project-based learning and flipped classroom models can successfully intersect, offering five tips for engaging students in the project while moving aspects of it outside the classroom walls.

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How to Build a Calendar for Project-Based Learning

The Buck Institute's Andrew Miller shares a couple of useful templates for calendaring a project-based class.

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Ideas for Digital Citizenship PBL Projects

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller suggests using the PBL model to teach students the values of digital citizenship.

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Project-Based Learning as a Context for Arts Integration

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller shares how PBL can serve as a dynamic context for arts integration.

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How to Get Projects Off to a Good Start

Blogger Suzie Boss gives tips for getting projects off the ground.

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Practical PBL Series: Design an Instructional Unit in Seven Phases

In this first of a three-part series, teacher and blogger Amber Graeber presents the Seven Phases of a Project Cycle, a practical breakdown of how you might guide your students through a PBL unit.

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Want Better Project-Based Learning? Use Social and Emotional Learning

Blogger Thom Markham argues that the soft skills of SEL will make students successful not only in PBL, but also in life.

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