George Lucas Educational Foundation

Project-Based Learning (PBL)

Project-based learning is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge.

Sort by:
Recommended
  • PBL in the Early Elementary Grades

    Setting up project-based learning with young students can be a challenge, but it’s worth the work, according to first-grade teachers from across the U.S.
    Sarah Stilwell
    633
  • Using Project-Based Learning to Immerse Students in Their Community

    To create an authentic learning experience, teachers tasked high school students with designing museum exhibits that explore local history.
    326
  • How to Give Assessments a Boost With PBL

    Middle school teachers can update their assessments by offering students authentic opportunities to display what they have learned.
    506
  • Building Student Agency by Collaborating on Learning Standards

    When students have a say in choosing driving and supporting standards for project-based learning units, they get invested in the outcomes.
    488
  • Combining Social Studies and STEM in a Project-Based Learning Unit

    High school students can apply lessons from science, technology, engineering, and math classes to a local issue they’re interested in.
    403
  • Ending Project-Based Learning Units With a Call to Action

    Generating a call to action for their audience can give students a sense of agency and have a big impact outside the classroom.
    390
  • Ron Berger on the Power of ‘Beautiful Work’

    To motivate students and teachers alike, we need to deepen the work of schools and give everyone the time and space to work toward greatness, says the noted educator.
    375
  • 6 Ways to Guide Students to More Authentic Work in PBL

    Authenticity is a key element of project-based learning, and teachers can use these tips to create more meaningful learning experiences.
    371
  • 3 Powerful Lessons for Teachers From Remote Teaching

    High school teachers can focus on what they learned from pandemic instruction to support students’ learning in the classroom this year.
    267
  • 5 Ways to Begin the Shift Toward Project-Based Learning

    The idea of bringing PBL into your classroom can be both intriguing and overwhelming, but there are many tips and resources to help you get started.
    1.9k
  • A Project-Based Approach to Teaching Elementary Science

    New research reveals that when science, reading, and math come together in rigorous hands-on projects, student collaboration, engagement, and achievement can soar.
    5.6k
  • Reinventing AP Courses With Rigorous Project-Based Learning

    A new study shows that when implemented well, AP courses built around project-based learning can raise test scores for all students, including those in traditionally underserved demographics.
    4.7k
  • New Research Makes a Powerful Case for PBL

    Two new gold-standard studies provide compelling evidence that project-based learning is an effective strategy for all students—including historically marginalized ones.
    4.6k
  • Developing Students’ Ethical Thinking in STEM Classes

    Teachers can use social and emotional learning frameworks to scaffold student discussions of ethical issues around advances in technology.
    180
  • Getting Parents Excited About Project-Based Learning

    Teachers can use these handy talking points to move parents from being skeptical about PBL to “why didn’t I get to do this in school?”
    147

Follow Edutopia

  • facebook icon
  • twitter icon
  • instagram icon
  • pinterest icon
  • youtube icon
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use

George Lucas Educational Foundation