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Project-Based Learning (PBL)

Project-based learning is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire transferable knowledge. New teachers: Get tips from our community of experienced educators about PBL and so much more.

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  • How to Develop a Grade-Wide PBL Unit

    Teachers can collaborate to create a student-centered project that focuses on multiple content areas.
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  • Having Students Learn by Teaching

    When high school students present a lesson, they actively engage in learning and grow their research, organizational, and speaking skills.
  • Choosing Effective Assessments for PBL

    By diversifying the manner of assessment in project-based learning, teachers can get a fuller picture of what students know.
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  • 5 Questions for Troubleshooting Project-Based Learning

    When PBL isn’t going as planned, sometimes it takes just a few tweaks to turn things around.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • A Recipe for Interdisciplinary Project-Based Learning

    Successfully integrating project-based learning across multiple classes requires careful coordination of learning outcomes and the teaching workload.
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  • 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.
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  • Combining Academic Rigor and Student Self-Discovery in Project-Based Learning

    A high school PBL unit guides students to use both literary analysis and creativity in answering the question, “Who am I?”
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  • Designing Science Inquiry: Claim + Evidence + Reasoning = Explanation

    The Claim, Evidence, Reasoning framework is a scaffolded way to teach the scientific method.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Capitalizing on the Pedagogy of Place

    Place-based learning provides fertile ground for projects that enhance students’ understanding of history.
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  • Exploring Social Justice Issues Through PBL

    The open-ended work in project-based learning can help students explore issues that matter to them.
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  • 6 Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning

    Reflecting on learning and student voice and choice are core elements of project-based learning, and they’re also key to differentiation.
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