Just getting started with project-based learning (PBL)? Our curated list of resources for educators new to PBL should help you. Before you get started, be sure to check out Edutopia's PBL page, including information about the research behind effective PBL practices. You can also connect with Edutopia's community to learn and share PBL tips.
Need help clarifying all the different XBLs out there? Larmer helps you understand various XBLs and includes a timely and clear exploration of the differences between Project-Based Learning and Problem-Based Learning.
Terry Heick explains how the process of PBL is different in implementation from traditional projects. Refer to the embedded graphics to confirm you are doing PBL and understand the differences between the two structures.
This blog, from Amy Mayer's Fried Technology, explains the difference between traditional projects and PBL and includes a handy chart to help teachers compare and contrast specific pieces to ensure they are truly doing PBL.
This article from Education World, originally published in the TCEA quarterly journal, goes over eight essential elements for PBL and highlights an implemented sample project, including the driving questions, significant content, voice and choice, and public audience for the project. This is a great article for a new teacher looking to examine a specific project example.
This is a comprehensive guide for teachers on how to build out a PBL project, focused on the High Tech High model for PBL. The guide focuses on key tenants of PBL such as critique and exhibition and also includes sample projects to inspire you.
Considering launching your school year with a project? This blog from BIE explores some ideas to consider, including ideas for building classroom culture before or during your first PBL project effort.
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