Project-Based Learning

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

  • Project-Based Learning

    Collaborating on Project-Based Learning

    A school-based professional learning community (PLC) is well structured to enhance all aspects of project-based learning.
  • Inquiry-Based Learning

    Inquiry-Based Tasks in Social Studies

    Assignments that are bigger than a lesson and smaller than a unit are a good way to experiment with inquiry-based learning.
  • Project-Based Learning

    A PBL Unit With Lessons for Teachers

    A project-based learning unit that left students feeling unenthusiastic had valuable lessons for the teachers who prepared it.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Project-Based Learning and the Research Paper

    Students take responsibility for their learning and develop solutions for complex problems when their research paper becomes a PBL unit.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Agriculture Students Harness Innovation

    Students in school-based farming programs are exploring everything from hydroponics to robotics to entrepreneurship.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Chickens and Checkbooks

    A teacher shares what she and her third graders learned from their first experience with project-based learning—a chicken coop.
  • Global Education

    Humanitarian Engineering in High School

    High school students in Alabama design prosthetic devices and tackle other real-world challenges with a village in Honduras.
  • Student Engagement

    Generating a Buzz About Learning

    Entry events aim to get students curious and excited about a new unit of study right at the outset.
  • Project-Based Learning

    How Can We Survive on Mars?

    A fifth-grade project-based learning unit harnesses excitement about Mars to develop science, math, engineering, and literacy skills.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Projects That Work: Mission to Mars

    Physics students assume the role of aerospace engineers to explore the real-world problem of how to land a rover on Mars.