Inspire Students With Project-Based Learning

Turn up the volume in your classroom with Project-Based Learning (PBL). You are already doing so many great things, but what if you could make some adjustments and engage students in authentic real-world problem-solving? What if learning in your classroom could be student-centered? Through PBL, students learn about and use 21st century skills—such as critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, communication, and creativity—to solve an authentic problem. In PBL, students deeply engage in writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading, and are also able to apply what they have learned to their future careers and lives in a way that traditional learning does not allow.

This collection of articles will inspire, support, and walk you through how to set the stage and get started with PBL. You will learn how to create authentic guiding questions, increase student engagement, create sustained inquiry, increase student voice and choice, and learn how to support students with the critique and revision process in order to create a public product. You might engage in all or just a few of these topics, but no matter whether you give students the opportunity to experience just one or all of them, students will authentically engage in and learn those much needed 21st century skills.

Make Project-Based Learning Truly Authentic With Public Products

Examine the importance and explore different types of public products that can be used in project-based learning.

Best Practices 10 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

Support Student Reflection, Critique, and Revision in Project-Based Learning

Let’s go deeper into the key elements of project-based learning and explore strategies to support student reflection, critique, and revision.

Best Practices 15 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

Increase Student Ownership and Investment in Project-Based Learning With Voice and Choice

Explore strategies and tools that can be used to increase student voice and choice during project-based learning.

Best Practices 12 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

Wrap Authentic Project-Based Learning in Inquiry

Discover strategies for introducing project-based learning in a way that sets the stage for authentic, inquiry-based problem solving for students.

Best Practices 8 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

Engage Students Through Project-Based Learning

Discover how Project-Based Learning can engage your students and motivate them to solve authentic, real-world problems during remote and hybrid learning.

Best Practices 8 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

Set the Stage and Get Started With Project-Based Learning

Help students actively explore real-world problems and acquire a deeper knowledge with project-based learning.

Best Practices 12 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

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