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Project-Based Learning (PBL)


Project-Based Learning (PBL)

This group is for those who implement the project-based learning model or want to learn more about it.

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Latest Activity: Jun 16

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AEA365 blog on districts measuring PBL impacts and giving feedback

Started by Jason Ravitz Dec 4, 2013. 0 Replies

Here is a link to my AEA365 blog showing one way for districts to measure PBL outcomes and give feedback to teachers. Thoughts?  …Continue

Tags: data, standards, feedback, assessment, PBL

Moving from Traditional Teaching to PBL

Started by Jill Galloway. Last reply by Courtney L Belolan Feb 8, 2012. 18 Replies

For traditional teachers, moving to a project-based learning model can be a challenge. Have any of you faced such challenges learning a new way of teaching? If so, do you have any advice for…Continue

New whitepaper - Integrated STEM through PBL

Started by Lori Callister Jul 21, 2011. 0 Replies

Diana Laboy-Rush,'s STEM program manager, has written a whitepaper that outlines how an integrated approach to STEM education that is focused on real-world, authentic problems, supports…Continue

Tags: NASA, STEM, Learning, Project-based

Looking for a cutting edge presenter of Project Based Learning

Started by Amanda Walma. Last reply by Lori Callister Jul 21, 2011. 10 Replies

We want to offer a workshop on Project Based Learning for our counties educators. We are looking for a presenter. Any suggestions?

Tags: pbl, presenter, learning, based, project

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Comment by andrew aker on April 24, 2014 at 2:32am

Great group! Looking forward to sharing some projects!

Comment by Andy B. Peterson on January 5, 2014 at 9:02pm

That is one confident hexagon!

Mathematical Domains: Geometry
Topics: Congruence, Properties of Polygons
Grade Level(s): Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth
Duration: Approximately 1  to 2 hours
Resource: Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, PDF, Activities.

Comment by Lynn Sierpinski on October 6, 2012 at 9:11pm

I teach middle school, special ed life skills with a very wide range of abilities from PreK to 7th. I would like to begin a PBL school-run business to help them learn money management, banking, collaboration, etc.  Has anyone done something like this with this population.  Any suggestions? 

Comment by Fabrizio Fornara on July 25, 2012 at 12:42am

I created an activity in which Italian language college students have to collaboratively edit a wiki/website with references and links to online material about the Italian society and culture. My students will work by their own, as I will nog give them anything more than some tips during the process of discovery and edition. I am new at the concept of PBL, and I have a question: can this activity be framed as PBL? I guess so as for students this is an extended process of inquiry and discover in response to a challenge. Below there is a description of my wiki activity, if you want to know more, any commentary will be welcome!

The main goal of this activity is to make students not to edit wiki entries on the Wikipedia model but to create a space where an interested user can find references and links to online authentic material. L'Italia dal vivo is a Google Sites wiki/website, complemented by a wiki (Wiki dal vivo) where students, in groups of 3 or 4, post and edit multimedia material inherent to their group’s topic. In this last wiki there is a Google Group forum embedded where students discuss about the material to include in the final draft of their group’s topic web page and other topics related to the Italian world. During the all 12 weeks that the activity lasts, students also post interesting material on the Italian society and culture on Twitter using the hashtag #itavivo. Through the all process, students discover information and learn about the Italian society from authentic online material, are constantly exposed to the Italian language, and consistently practice it.

Comment by Ron Towns on June 30, 2012 at 9:51am

Has anyone ever tried Challenge-Based Learning in their class?  I really want to try something with my high school math students in the fall, but am having a tough time organizing my thoughts.

Comment by Pam Murray on May 31, 2012 at 7:50am

Wow Elaine!  What a great resource!  Thanks for sharing!

Comment by Elaine Habernig on May 30, 2012 at 1:51pm

My Project Based Learning Resources

Comment by Leah Montano on October 31, 2011 at 1:18am

I am looking for great ideas or suggestions on doing inquiry-based projects with ELL students in Korea. Our school is based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It would also be great to collaborate with ELLs (and their teachers) in schools in the US and other countries.  Thank you and Xin Chao!

Comment by Laura Wright on July 15, 2011 at 6:19pm


Not only have commissioned the video I recently posted but they also have a whole site devoted to PBL. I think their toolkit would help you immensely in writing the driving question, structuring the unit etc. They also have a book on Elementary and Middle school PBL but I haven't seen either, so I can only recommend the website.


Good luck!

( Would love to see your final project :) )

Comment by Caitlyn Gallucci on July 15, 2011 at 9:09am
I'm taking a teaching with technology course and we have to create a project based learning assignment. I've been trying to come up with some ideas for it. I was thinking about something along the lines of a geometry walk. Students could go to different locations around a community or school and create simple geometry questions for 6 locations. Is this on the right track? Other ideas would be appreciated! Thank you!

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