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Project-Based Learning

This page curates some fundamental information about PBL (project-based learning). 

To learn more about PBL, you should check out BIE (Buck Institute for Education).

  • What is PBL?  Click HERE for a quick overview.  Click HERE for a detailed overview, "Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning" by John Farmer and John R. Mergendoller (Educational LeadershipSeptember 2010 | Volume 68 | Number 1 Giving Students Meaningful Work Pages 34-37)
  • To see BIE's PBL resources, click HERE.
  • To search for project ideas and materials, click HERE.
  • For PBL rubrics, click HERE.

Edutopia also shares
numerous resources on PBL.

  • This article by Frank McKay, "5 PBL Pitfalls to Avoid," is very useful (Oct. 25, 2017).

Cult of Pedagogy also shares an informative overview HERE.

Considering Project-Based Learning instead of a traditional research paper?  Check out this Edutopia piece, "Project-Based Learning and the Research Paper" by Brandie Provenzano, which includes lots of practical tips.

Princeton-Blairstown Center provides numerous online resources for SEL, STEM, and STEAM activities here.

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